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Glaxo Babies were formed in the winter of 1977 in Bristol, UK. The line up was Dan Catsis, guitar, Tom Nichols, Bass, Geoff Allsop, Drums and Rob Chapman vocals and lyrics. The band’s influences include German bands like Can and Faust, The Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart, William Burroughs, Dub reggae and Jazz. Read Rob Chapman’s brilliant account of his time in the band which comes with the current compilation.

They started as a punk band but mutated into an experimental zone fusing funk, avant-jazz and electronica in ways that shared similarities to The Residents and The Pop Group.

See also the related bands The Pop Group (which Catsis left to join on bass), Liquid Liquid and Maximum Joy. Some of the band members later appear on some releases by Steve Bush and the Blue Aeroplanes.


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  • ossobo

    Are there any bootlegs floating about? Would appreciate a PM if anyone can help.

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
  • RussellChap


    6 Dec 2011 Reply

    ... ♥ ))

    5 Nov 2010 Reply
  • mattme24

    Rob Chapman is my tutor at University. Often talks about his time in the Glaxo Babies.

    17 Apr 2010 Reply
  • PostPunk-Mag

    Avoiding The Issue ...

    9 Feb 2010 Reply
  • yyxxyy

    who killed Bruce Lee<3

    16 Jul 2009 Reply
  • tetsujineo

    Dan, the guitarist? Oh yeah, that's right he's my dad. Booya

    30 Jan 2009 Reply
  • PostPunk-Mag

    progressive rock ?? hahahaha :))))))

    18 Jan 2009 Reply
  • flashbleu

    This line has been censored.

    31 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Coeninho

    I especially love their instrumental music. They get very common when the singing sets in. Nine months to the disco is a real cracker !! Great stuff.

    31 May 2008 Reply
  • StereoNazi

    here's the love! i thought these guys were pretty well known.

    21 Oct 2007 Reply
  • bGh

    Where's the love for Glaxo Babies? Christine Keeler has got to be one of the greatest post-punk tracks of all-time. You've never had it so good, good.

    29 Apr 2007 Reply

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