As part of our ongoing “archive series” we are today releasing a live recording of the band Babakin from June 2001.

Captured live at Rhyl night spot “The Breeding Ground” Babakin features

Phil Taylor – Drums
Craig Cahill – Vocals
Mike Crossley – Bass

and West Coast Sick Line main man Dusty Moonan on Vocals & Guitar.

Dusty says of the release:

We had previously played The Breeding Ground in April (the now infamous Foot and Mouth ‘Culling Suits’ gig) and that performance had earned us a headline slot. Personally, I don’t like headlining as it means you have to stay relatively sober for most of the night. The running order was chaotic, some bands were late arriving and I recall there were also technical issues. We didn’t get on stage until about 1am, Craig was steaming and I think the other three so called instrumentalists of us weren’t far behind either. I really enjoyed this gig and personally it’s second only to our first performance in terms of how tight we were and response from the crowd. After eight years and multiple lineup changes (apart from Phil and myself) this would be our last ever gig as Babakin. But if we were to have only one decent live recording of any lineup, I’m glad it was this one.  

The album is bristling with energy, highlights Moonan’s song-writing skills, and contains a couple of current West Coast Sick Line favourites in “Blank Holiday” from the “Our Name On The Door” album and “She Rasp In Native Tongue” which has been re-recorded and features on our “Salford Streets” Charity Compilation.

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