The Babys - On The Edge (1980)
Chrysalis | 1980 | Rock | FLAC+CUE+LOG+MQ-Covers (200Dpi) | NO LOG | 210Mb+1Mb
"On The Edge" is the last studio effort of the Babys and the second with Jonathan Caine and Ricky Phillips. Everything seems to have culminated to this as the life of the Babys. Dancing around the edge of success, despite no help from their label, becoming disillusioned, and walking away from it all.
As with all Babys albums, there is the life, the dreaming, the stories, and the angst. This is a memorable bow out by any band. Take the name itself, ON THE EDGE. Three great songs here; "Turn and Walk Away", "Rock 'N Roll Is (Alive & Well)", and my favorite "Too Far Gone". Good songs include "Sweet 17", "Postcard", "Gonna Be Somebody", and "Darker Side of Town". The singing is exceptional, both Waite and Cain. If they could have survived the turmoil they were in, one can only imagine what the next album would have sounded like. Even though the expanded ANTHOLOGY is available, this is a must if you like the Babys or John Waite.