HAMSTER BABY (1998)

 

Rockhampton’s only riot grrl band to date
Drawing influences from BIKINI KILL, Sleater-Kinney, the debut album charted at #29 on the mp3.com charts on it’s eventual release to CD

Lauren – vocals, guitar, Becki – bass, Ronnie – drums, CB – guitar, vocals

DISCOGRAPHY

HAMSTER BABY – “feck? … it’s Hamster Baby!”
Cassette (APiTO 028)   Released 1999
Recorded to 4-track by Lauren and Cameron (1998)
Except Tracks 2,6 & 15 recorded by Johnny Busby @ Milton SAE, Brisbane (1998)

The Songs:
Full Fathom Five / Jerky Song / Catchy #1 Hit / Pulpfiction / External / Catchy #1 Hit / External / These Boots Were Made For Walkin’ / Deliberate Indifference /
She Said / Jerky Song / Liquorice / P.J. Harvey Revisited / Aries / Rockstar / Baby Song (for Mark Potter)

All songs (c) Hamster Baby 1998 except Track 8 (Lee Hazelwood) & Track 9 (the Frumpies)

HAMSTER BABY – Self-Titled CD
PDR Productions (Melbourne)  Released 2002

Remastered by Ian List (The Spikes) @ Metal Machine Music (Adelaide)
Recorded to 4-track by Lauren and Cameron (1998)
Except tracks 1, 2 & 8 recorded by Johnny Busby @ Milton SAE, Brisbane (1998)

The Songs:
Jerky Song / Catchy #1 Hit / Aries / Pulp / Deliberate Indifference / External / These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ / Rockstar/ She Said / Baby Song

This album charted at #29 on MP3.com.au Artist Charts in 2003

Remastered & reissued on APiTO Records – (APiTO 050) – March 2014

* REISSUED as limited edition tour CDR and only available on Steve Towson / Cameron Borg Queensland Tour 2012

HAMSTER BABY limited edition Tour CD
Remastered with two bonus songs – (C) APiTO 2012 – APiTO 047

HAMSTER BABY CD remastered – songs as above
PLUS BONUS TRACKS
P.J. Harvey Revisited (demo) / External (demo)

COMPILATION TRACKS

Social outcasts come out to play (APiTO 026) 1998
Featured: Baby Song (demo)

Capt Carl sampler # 3  (Junk Sculpture) 1999
Featured: Baby Song

Punk Rodeo (PDR Productions) 2000
Featured: Jerky Song / Song # 7 (rockstar)

Hymen Hymns  (HH / Em- USA) 2000
Included booklet
Featured: Jerky Song

Return of the Real Bardot! (APiTO  Promo 01) 2000
Featured: Jerky Song

Regression zine CD
 (Regression zine #11) 2004
Double CD compilation plus zine
Featured: Rockstar

APiTO documentary film soundtrack album (2xCD)
(APiTO 043) 2012
Featured: Rockstar / Deliberate Indifference (cassette mix)

(RELATED ACT featuring members of HAMSTER BABY) 

INITIALS B.B. (2004)

DISCOGRAPHY

INITIALS B.B. – “self-titled” CDEP
The Songs:
Trophy Girl / Outdoor Miner / Unimpressed / TFCish

All unreleased 4 Track demos recorded September 2004
All songs (c) Initials B.B. except song 2 (c) WIRE 1978

COMPILATIONS
APiTO documentary film soundtrack album (2xCD)
(APiTO 043) 2012
Featured: TFC-ish

VIDEOS & FILM

For more extensive details see the ON FILM section of this website

HAMSTER BABY – In the Recording Studio Brisbane
Footage of Hamster Baby recording @ School of Audio Engineering, Milton, Brisbane (August 1998)
Filmed by Lauren Liston & Cameron Borg – VHS video (1998)
© Estate of Lauren Liston 1999

A PISS IN THE OCEAN DVD
Features footage from above source, plus interview with drummer Ronnie