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BABY ANIMALS
‘HOW DO I MAKE YOU’
(taken from Greatest Hits album out now through Bloodlines)

The summer of 1980. A teenager with big rock dreams is at her family’s Perth home, listening to one of her idols, Linda Ronstadt. Fast-forward nearly four decades, and that teenager, Suze DeMarchi, has recorded a stunning version of Linda Ronstadt’s 1980 hit, ‘How Do I Make You’, with her band, Baby Animals. It’s a 2:14 minute blast of punky power pop.

“I grew up listening to Linda Ronstadt,” Suze says, “‘How Do I Make You’ is such a great song, and it was right up our alley. Being a guitar band, we punk it up a little bit, and it’s a lot of fun to play live.”

‘How Do I Make You’ – a top 10 hit in the US in 1980 – was written by Billy Steinberg, who would later co-write ‘Like A Virgin’, ‘True Colors’ and ‘I Touch Myself’. ‘How Do I Make You’ is one of three new songs on Baby Animals’ first best-of collection, Greatest Hits, which gathers tracks from the four Baby Animals albums.

Baby Animals have been one of Australia’s biggest bands since they burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut in 1991. The band was touring with Van Halen in the US when they heard the album had topped the charts. Baby Animals spent six weeks at number one in Australia – keeping Nirvana’s Nevermind out of top spot.

Baby Animals went eight times platinum and won three ARIA Awards – Best Album, Best Debut Album and Best Debut Single.

Suze admits the release of the Greatest Hits album “feels a little weird”, as Baby Animals has never been a band to look back. They’ve always been focused on the future, looking forward to the next gig.

Speaking of which, ‘How Do I Make You’ and Greatest Hits coincides with The Red Hot Summer Tour, which also features another one of Suze’s childhood idols, Suzi Quatro.

“Suzi was a huge influence on me. When I was 12, I used to hammer ‘Devil Gate Drive’, so I was really nervous about meeting her when we did some shows together at the start of 2018. I kept badgering her with questions and she was really great. Now we’re pen pals. I love her.”

BABY ANIMALS
THE RED HOT SUMMER TOUR 2019
With Suzi Quatro, The Angels, The Screaming Jets, Jon Stevens, Moving Pictures, and Chocolate Starfish

Sat 16 Feb                  Barossa Valley, SA
Sun 17 Feb                 Hobart, TAS
Sat 23 Feb                  Bendigo, VIC
Sun 24 Feb                Canberra, ACT
Sat 2 Mar                   Wodonga, VIC
Sun 3 Mar                  Kiama, NSW
Sat 9 Mar                   Kariong, NSW
Sun 10 Mar                Jacobs Well, QLD
Sat 16 Mar                 Port Macquarie, NSW

GREATEST HITS ALBUM OUT NOW THROUGH BLOODLINES

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