I’ll Have Some Of That!
2014, SkyRocket Ent.
After a 30 year hiatus The Babys return with a solid album that hints at the sounds of yesteryear while sounding fresh and new.
Original drummer Tony Brock and original guitarist Wally Stocker along with newcomers John Bisaha and Joey Sykes have the blessing of former members who have continued on as solo artists and members of other bands. The most prominent aspect of this release is how much it sounds like the earlier material. New singer John Bisaha is very similar to John Waite vocally. If you are only familiar with the band hits and never read the credits you wouldn’t know the difference. Bisaha is an excellent vocalist and I am willing to bet he will pull off the old hits live without any trouble.
The songs on I’LL HAVE SOME OF THAT! are some of the greatest melodic rock tracks you will hear this year. It is exactly what you’d expect with excellent harmonies, catchy rhythms and general smooth sounds. No surprises if you like The Babys, and I do. An enjoyable listen to simply put it.