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Innocence and Experience


Download links and information about Innocence and Experience by Blake Babies. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 45:53 minutes.

Artist: Blake Babies
Release date: 1993
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 45:53
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No. Title Length
1. Wipe It Up 2:55
2. Rain 3:48
3. Boiled Potato 2:29
4. Lament 3:27
5. Cesspool 3:15
6. You Don't Give Up 3:40
7. Star 2:49
8. Sanctify 4:56
9. Out There 2:46
10. Girl In a Box 2:38
11. I'm Not Your Mother 3:11
12. Temptation Eyes 2:57
13. Downtime 3:11
14. Over and Over (Live) 3:51



Perched right on the edge of genuine stardom thanks to the critical adoration of 1990's Sunburn and the general sea change heralded by the commercial success of Nirvana and other alt rockers, the Blake Babies chose instead to break up. It was nothing personal; John P. Strohm and Freda Boner were homesick for Indiana and Juliana Hatfield didn't want to leave Boston. That sort of casualness typified the band throughout their brief existence, and indeed, it's a huge part of their charm. Coyly taking their name from the most famous book of poetry by their name's inspiration, Innocence and Experience is a similarly off-the-cuff collection. Less a full-career overview than a collection of rarities, favorite tracks, and demos, the 14-track collection hits all of the group's releases, paying particular attention to Sunburn and its immediate predecessor, 1989's Earwig. It has some faults as a retrospective, but it does hit almost all of the high points (Earwig's "Take Your Head off My Shoulder" and Sunburn's "Look Away" are the most egregious omissions) and the demos are interestingly different from the more familiar versions. Also of interest to Hatfield fans is the inclusion of "Boiled Potato," the rarity that Hatfield would rework as the anorexia metaphor "Feed Me" on her 1992 EP I See You.