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Baby Scream…what is all about?

I have this thing called "Baby Scream" I recorded a few albums, played in a lot of places, met some nice people, met some other kind of people. I want to write as many songs as I can. I'm a Cheap Trick fan, I love : The Beatles, Badfinger, Big Star, The Jayhawks, Teenage Fanclub, Jellyfish, 10cc, Enuff Z Nuff, The Replacements, Soul Asylum, T.Rex...... I like guitars.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

" Identity Theft ".

O.K....Here's the thing....
MY NEW CD, "IDENTITY THEFT", IS AVAILABLE TO PREORDER AT THE LABEL'S WEB PAGE :

www.recordedrecordingsrecords.com

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This is my second release on Recorded Recordings Records (U.S.A.).
" Identity Theft " features 7 songs, including 2 covers (John Lennon's " Mucho Mungo " and " Ojos Orientales ", a song written by Rinaldo Rafanelli).
The cd was produced by Muddy Stardust in L.A.
Soon is going to be also available at www.amazon.com

Monday, November 23, 2009

Interviews, reviews, etc...

Thanks to :
Mel for all your help, "The Riots" ended up @ number one on www.aiiradio.net and Baby Scream is now in the radio's hall of fame.
Gabi at "Moral Fibre Magazine" from South Africa for being a cool blogger with me.
Lisa Sutlieff at www.suite101.com, we did a great interview my friend and also, thanks for the review, loved it!
Last but not least, thanks to Sarah Jones @ Pheonix radio www.pheonixradio.net and www.tempofm.com.

- Baby Scream's Monsters e.p. by Lisa Sutlieff :

http://indiepoprockmusic.suite101.com/article.cfm/baby_scream_monsters_ep_review


- Interview with "Moral Fibre Magazine" :

http://moralfibre.co.za/blog/2009/10/an-..interview-with-baby-scream/

- Interview with "Suite101.com" :

Argentine Beginnings, New Projects :

http://www.suite101.com/content/baby-scream-argentine-beginnings-new-projects-a172626


Weird Shows, inspiring people :

http://www.suite101.com/content/baby-scream-weird-shows-inspiring-people-a172628


Life changing stuff :

http://www.suite101.com/content/baby-scream-life-changing-stuff-a172632


Music, art, myspace, Marc Bolan :

http://www.suite101.com/content/baby-scream-music-and-art-myspace-marc-bolan-a172634


- Baby Scream en vivo en Plasma (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 30/10/09):

"John Lennon medley / Mars" :



"Slut / Monsters" :

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

No tengo + stops gigantes...

Blah blah blah......nevermind the chemtrails...
Tiene sentido, justo con la gripe porcina.
Acústico junto a Laika en Buenos Aires.
Lo que seguro no tiene sentido es este post, ni este blog.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Music Out There.

There is a great site called "Music Out There" and today Baby Scream is band of the day.
Thanks Kimmie for helping me here!

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Nominated by Kimmie who wrote: “I would like to nominate "Baby Scream" for band of the day. Baby Scream was formed in 2001 by Juan, a very much gifted singer song writer whose songs are deeply emotional and touches one's heart and soul. Juan also has unassuming great personality as well.”

For more info follow the links :

www.musicoutthere.com

www.myspace.com/music_out_there

Friday, May 1, 2009

Ups and Downs reviewed by Powerpopaholic

I got an 8!
A great review from a great blog!

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Baby Scream "Ups and Downs"
Baby Scream is a London based band originally formed by Juan Mazzola in Argentina. Mazzola has an affection for several classic pop influences like The Byrds, John Lennon, and The Replacements. The album goes through many moods, from fast tempo punk guitars of "Everyday (I Die a Little Bit)" to the mid tempo jangle of "Suddenly,"and then the somber Jeff Lynne-like ballad "One More Chance." All 8 songs are full of great classic hooks and interesting chord changes that I know pop fans will cherish. Juan's vocals have the same gentle delivery of Lennon and the melodic qualities are excellent here. Lead guitarist Cristian Basualdo does a great job here too, as the duo recall Let It Be-era Lennon-McCartney on a pair of tracks ("The Riots" and "Ups and Downs"). The ending track, "Morning Light" owes much to Big Star and Badfinger, the music coming from a deeply emotional place. I would also encourage you to look for the follow up Monsters EP. This one is a short album, but you won't be disappointed here -- this is highly recommended to power pop fans.

Thanks Aaron!

j

http://www.powerpopaholic.com/

Monday, April 27, 2009

Under The Radar

There are some great magazines still alive and one of those is Under The Radar.
The current issue comes with a cd sampler and "Everyday (I Die a Little Bit)" is the 5th track.


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http://www.undertheradarmag.com/sampler/v8

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A great Italian point of view, new songs and Culver City Highschool videos

Ups and Downs was reviewed by Under The Tangerine, a very nice blogspot from Italy, even though I understand half of what they say about it...here's what they think :

Baby Scream - Ups and Downs (2008; F.W.A.C.). Baby Scream è sostanzialmente un one-man-thing gestito da Juan Mazzola, argentino purosangue trapiantato a Londra. Il suo disco d'esordio è il classico esempio di album che avrebbe meritato un posto nella mia classifica di fine 2008, ma purtroppo l'ho scoperto troppo tardi. Mi perdoni, Juan, perchè il suo disco è un eccellente esempio di pop acustico immerso capo e piedi nel tepore dei tardi anni sessanta. Tra le proprie influenze il signor Mazzola cita Marc Bolan, Teenage Fanclub e Radiohead. Io i Teenage Fanclub (i primissimi Teenage Fanclub) effettivamente li sento durante Walls Crumbling Down. Bolan così così. I Radiohead, per fortuna no. Meno Male. Sento invece una psichedelia soft ammodernata alla maniera dell'ultimo Rick Gallego nella piccola perla Suddenly, mentre nell'acustica One More Chance lo stile ed il timbro di voce mi riportano al Robert Harrison periodo The Big Picture o alle cose più "laid-back" dei Deleted Waveform Gatherings. La title-track è un esercizio acustico classico fatto molto bene e molto poco retorico, ma Juan Mazzola sa il fatto suo anche nelle rare volte in cui alza il volume delle chitarre, così Everyday (I Die A Little Bit) è una gradevolissima canzone che mi farebbe pensare agli Strokes, se Julian Casablancas fosse un powerpop songwriter. Per favore, garantite a Juan un ascolto. Nessuno se ne pentirà.

http://www.underthetangerinetree.blogspot.com/

Nobody asked for them, but there's some new songs on the Baby Scream's myspace page :

1 - Be
2 - Dead Woman Walking
3 - Memories From The Backyard
4 - Nicole
5 - Blues por debajo

www.myspace.com/babyscream

Live at Culver City Highschool videos :

"Everyday (I Die a Little Bit)" / Live at Culver City Highschool / 1



"Walls Crumbling Down" / Live at Culver City Highschool / 2




"The Riots" / Live at Culver City Highschool / 3



"Sadly Beautiful" - Live At Culver City Highschool / 4


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

International Powerpop Overthrow shows.....and the Arizona desert.

The Arizona desert, who would have thought about it?...

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"Isn't It a Pity" live at the " International Powerpop Overthrow " festival in Phoenix, Arizona (U.S.A.) - 08/03/09

Monday, March 2, 2009

Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto!.....Ups and Downs available in Japan

Good things come to those who wait....
Ups and Downs is now available in Japan from Powerpop Academy :

http://www.powerpopacademy.com/distro/index.html

I mean, even Koji is going to buy one...

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Back to high school

Well, I always wanted to go back to high school for a little while, never thought I was going to do it like this though....
I'm gonna be playing some of my songs at " Culver City High School " in Los Angeles this next friday, I hope not to be a a bad example for kids......

Playing San Diego's International Powerpop Overthrow was really nice, a lot of great bands and I loved The Bobbleheads!

Here's my own little version of "Even Here We Are" by Paul Westerberg....



And also, Steve from www.absolutepowerpop.blogspot.com said this about Ups And Downs :

Ups and Downs, is a melodic treat that fans of Teenage Fanclub, The Pernice Brothers and Big Star will enjoy. The gorgeous "Away" opens, reminding me of Cotton Mather's "Baby Freeze Queen", and it's followed by the midtempo "Suddenly", which out-TFs Teenage Fanclub. Just to show they aren't exclusively "soft", Mazzola & Co. rock out on the raucous "Everyday (I Die a Little Bit)", but "Morning Light" and "World from Outside" reinforce their melodic bonafides. They close with a cover - a nice version of The Replacements' "Skyway".

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Ups And Downs on Sonic Ruin Magazine

This review was written by Carl Isonhart for his Sonic Ruin Magazine. http://www.sonicruin.com/

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Baby Scream – Ups and Downs
Though a bit more mellow than I usually listen to, there has always been something about Baby Scream that I just love. Partially it might be a slight bias to them being the first interview I did for Sonic Ruin. But I am also willing to bet that the main reason for a love of this band is the attention paid to song writing and just how well mainman Juan knows what he is aiming for, and how well he achieves those goals.
The sound of Baby Scream is along the lines of Chamber Strings. It’s that old Todd Rundgren Pop style. That mellow, hooky stuff that just seeps into your head, haunting you for you whole damn day. Songs you hum to yourself as you drift off to sleep.
Songs 1 through three are mellow, yet hooky. Song 4, “Everyday (I Die A Little Bit)”, however opens things up and Juan proves to all of us that he can rock out with the best of them. Guitars raging, drums open and moving quick, and a voice full of snottiness of the finest order. I tell ya, I could go for a track or two more of these types of numbers. Knowing the band has a Trash/Punk/Glam interest to them its nice to this style show up, and even nicer to hear it done so well. Back to mellow town, “One More Chance” leads one to think of post Beatles John Lennon.
Now though, no matter what I have said about the mellow stuff, and my loving the driving track number 4, there is no doubt in my mind that the stand out track on this release comes along at number 8 in the form of “Morning Light”. This is the type of stuff that you lay down as a band, listen back to and just stare at the speakers in amazement that you pulled something off this good. Seriously, this track alone makes the whole CD worth whatever you might pay. Wonderful groove, wonderful production with a guitar that cuts through exactly as it should, and a keyboard that would make Ian MacLagan proud. This is a band hitting perfectly, in all aspects. Outstanding track.
After that track we move into a different recording session called Planet Michael. Though not as polished as the previous 8 tracks, it is still the wonderful style we have fallen into for the preceding tracks.
“Walls Crumbling Down” rocks out pretty hard in all honesty, and sets the band into more of a Rock and Roll vibe. Killer tune for sure.
Track 12 took me by complete surprise. In my opinion the greatest band from to the U.S. is The Replacements. For me, they are right up there with Faces and The Damned. A greatness that might never be seen again. So when I saw “Skyway” listed on the back of the CD I was fearful it was the Mats song. But knowing Juan, I had a feeling it was. And it is.
But the version Baby Scream pulls out here is brilliant. The type of cover that needs to be sent on to Paul Westerberg, and I am sure he would love it. Faithful as can be, but it still changes the song up quite a bit with a wonderful shuffling drum that I would bet Chris Mars would adore. Just a perfect cover to a great song. In the end, this is a great CD. Strong writing, wonderful execution, and a heart beating inside that could warm everybody. Place this CD right alongside your Chamber Strings CD’s and cherish the wonderful things that are Baby Scream.

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Picture by Violeta Mollo : www.myspace.com/jourdebelle

Thursday, February 12, 2009

International Powerpop Overthrow

I will be playing 2 dates of the International Powerpop Overthrow.
San Diego will also include : The Bigfellas, The Bobbleheads, The Dave Humphries Band, The Anna Troy Band, The Shamey Jays, The Modlins and The Shambles.
Phoenix will include : Holly Marcum, The French Semester, The Go-Sheilas, Tommy And The High Pilots, The Breakup Society and Sugar High.


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