This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… The Baby Snakes February 2, 2013Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....
Recently whilst browsing on Soundcloud I found this gem recorded by the brilliant Irish band The Baby Snakes
“Just Say Yes” live BBC GLR 1993.. “Irish underground legends The Baby Snakes in their last live radio performance at BBC GLR 1993 ”
The song gives an indication of the talent the band had, Rynnes super vocals with a great tune to back him up. There is more of their unreleased material here too.
The Baby Snakes were yet another fantastic Irish Band that never got the attention they deserved. A profile of them on IrishRock.org
I have their Sweet Hunger LP (which I recorded and posted below) and a friend had their other vinyl release ‘Rebel Radio’ which he now cant locate. Its a pity because ‘Rebel Radio’ is possibly the better of the two with the song ‘Cabra West’ a particular standout for myself with Rynnes snarling vocals dripping with bitterness.
Rynne himself has since gone on to all sorts of musical and personal adventures, this 2005 article by him details some of it.
They also produced a number of cassette releases, including a live recording ‘This City Sucks’ which came after their move to London.
Their ‘Sweet Hunger’ album which featured none other than Brian Downey on drums! Apologies for the sound quality as its recorded off vinyl, so there are a few crackles here and there. ‘The Sixties’ is probably my favourite track on the album.
Prior to being in The Baby Snakes Rynne was a member of Dublin Rockabilly band Those Handsome Devils (their myspace page)
and then the few youtube clips of the band I could find.