Friday, 6 February 2015

REVIEW: FAN FAN FAN/THE WORST OF [Baby Scream]

This new Baby Scream twin release is literally 2 for the price of 1 ... in CD format!
Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! When an artiste decides to release two [2] albums at once totally nearly forty [4] tracks, any album review is going to struggle to convey the range and content therein. But "Fan, Fan, Fan" and "The Worst Of ...", newly self-published efforts from Baby Scream supremo Juan Pablo Mazzola carry on where his 2013 effort "Greatest Failures" left off and are both crammed with guitar driven Power Pop jewels heavily influenced by the likes of, primarily, John Lennon and Marc Bolan yet with such a variety of musical styles that you are left quite impressed after just one play [each!] all the way through.

Both albums feature rock 'n' roll blasters, the odd ballad and even surprising covers. If "Fan, Fan, Fan" is a classy and original acoustic themed affair from beginning to end [highlighted for me by the Bowiesque "A Human Being On Mars"], then "The Worst Of ..." should really be termed "The Rest Of ..." with an eclectic mix of originals and re-interpretations plus a dab of The Beatles and Scooby Doo added in for good measure! Best to discover both or either of these for yourself me thinx! [8/10]

"Fan, Fan, Fan" comprises: [1] "Everybody Sucks" [1:34]; [2] "Back To Douche" [2:56]; [3] "Loner" [2:34]; [4] "Cheap Perfume" [2:00]; [5] "A Human Being On Mars" [2:24]; [6] "Captain Hook" [2:31]; [7] "Haters Will Hate" [2:55]; [8] "Just For A While" [2:36]; [9] "The Girl Next Door" [4:25]; [10] "The Kitty Song" [2:37]; [11] "I Don't Wanna Wake Up From This Dream" [2:39]; [12] "Blue In Berlin [1:48]
Juan Pablo Mazzola is the man behind Baby Scream ...
 "The Worst Of ..." comprises: [1] "Mistake" [0:01]; [2] "Pieces Of Me" [2:00]; [3] "Unicorns" [2:17]; [4] "As Long As It Hurts [I'm Fine]" [2:56]; [5] "Shooting Stars" [3:33]; [6] "My Very Last Mistake" [3:49]; [7] "This F***ed Up World" [2:25]; [8] "Overdosed" [2:57]; [9] "Car [Upon The Stars]" [4:06]; [10] "Politicians R Bullies" [2:16]; [11] "In A Picture" [3:07]; [12] "Wake Up Call" [3:05]; [13] "The Sounds Of Clacks" [2:31]; [14] "Tear After Tear" [2:02]; [15] "Words Like Knives" [3:30]; [16] "Sparks" [2:00]; [17] "Sparks [Acoustic]" [2:00]; [18] "My New Dope" [2:45]; [19] "Beers And Public Buildings" [2:51]; [20] "Xmas Tree [All Pain Is Left Behind]" [2:57]; [21] "Ice Cream Man Theme Song"[1:59]; [22] "Flirting With Disaster"/"Beatles Medley" [4:33]; [23] "20th Century Baby" [2:24]; [24] "The Concept" [3:54]; "I'll Be There For You" [2:59]; [26] "Cruella De Vil" [1:33]; [27] "Theme from Scooby Doo" [2:05]

"Fan, Fan, Fan" and "The Worst Of ..." by Baby Scream can be purchased in download format for $7.00 each or together in 2CD format for $17.00 via these links thus:


ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends "Fan, Fan, Fan" and "The Worst Of ..." by Baby Scream to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELOJeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles, T.Rex and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 06-Feb-2015

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