Blake Babies

Rosy Jack World

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The Blake Babies called it a day with the five-track Rosy Jack World EP, a strong summation of their brief but compelling career. Originals like Juliana Hatfield's "Take Me" and John Strohm's "Downtime" are indicative of the group's impressive growth as songwriters, while the two covers -- off-kilter stabs at the Grass Roots' "Temptation Eyes" and Dinosaur Jr.'s "Severed Lips" -- visit the opposite ends of their spectrum of influences. Rosy Jack World also contains Hatfield's prescient celebration of her favorite band, "Nirvana," recorded many months before the Seattle trio broke out of the underground and changed the alt-rock world forever.

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