Peter And The Test Tube Babies The Mating Sounds Of South American Frogs on 2LP
A mainstay of English punk since 1978, Peter And The Test Tube Babies have written some of the best punk songs you've probably never heard of like "Banned From The Pubs," "Intensive Care" and "Run Like Hell." In the early 1980s they stood out from the punk pack with their hazardous tales of being young hellraisers in Brighton, all emblazoned with their signature wisecracking humor and tongue-in-cheek lyrics.
Singer Peter Bywaters on the band's second album, 1983's The Mating Sounds Of South American Frogs: "OK, so Pissed and Proud was our first album, but this was our first studio album recorded in 1983 at Britannia Row and Southern Studios in London. It was around this time that we somehow acquired a Manager Nick McGerr. He persuaded us to ditch No Future Records and set up our own label, hence Trapper Records. In theory it sounded a good idea and it certainly seemed to work well, however, do you think anyone in the band ever saw any money from it?
"...Still, we had some dosh advanced to us from the distributors and set to work to make our first 'proper' album. Me and Del had written all of the songs and it was obvious this batch of material was far superior to what we'd done previously, also by now, the band really could play and were improving by the day. Also, Barry Sage had done some work with the Rolling Stones so we were somewhat in awe of him (we were still kids remember).
"All of this contributed to us making a really good album in only a few weeks....But we all worked hard and produced what is often called THE classic Testies album. We even released three singles from it - Jinx, Blown Out Again and Wimpeez...Anyway, all in all a classic album even if I do say so myself!"