Bam Bam ‎– Where's Your Child?

Desire Records ‎– WANTX 7
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Where's Your Child? 5:37
B Where's Your Child? (Suck Mix) 5:35

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  • Producer, Written-By [Writer]Bam Bam


C P 1988 Desire Records Ltd
Published by: Fiction Songs
Distribution Pacific
Made in England

Incidental information:
Durations do not appear on the release.
A counterfeit version was released in April 2005.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 017693 120071
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A): WANTX 7 A-1 MT LYN 21740
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side B): WANTX 7 B-2 MT LYN 21741

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February 1, 2015
Has been in my Halloween rotation since it's release. That's what this track evokes. Almost like he's doing his best Freddie Krueger.


January 1, 2014
I still love listening to this.


September 8, 2011
A seminal acid house track. As dark and sinister as you like. Massive back in the day and still brings back all those memories. Wicked beats groove and 303. Strobe, smoke machine and plenty of jacking........


October 21, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
Had this but had to sell it as the baby crying noises really annoyed me (the sound of a baby crying is generally pretty annoying). Also the breaking glass is a bit cheesy. But then this was 1988 . Great use of 303 though. Maybe someone will do a re-edit without the baby/glass noises? File under "you had to be there".If you want true acid classics I suggest you look to Armando and Phuture for starters.....


June 27, 2007
edited over 2 years ago

A+ acid house


October 2, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

"Where's Your Child" is a classic acid track with some verry nice and scary vocals in it.
The original version is very strong, minimalizing the Track on its instrumental basics + a nice acid base line and adding a really "deep" flair.
Recommended if you like the Acid ;-)



March 7, 2006
edited over 7 years ago

Although it's hard to get across if you just see a scanned version on a computer screen, the sleeve and label produce an optical illusion if held up close to your face. Which, speaking of trippy stuff, is kinda funny for me because I discovered it on a weekend trip down to London with two good mates aided with some magic mushies I'd grown from a kit to weather the initial period of the ban on them that had just come into effect. It was under such circumstances, where, sweating from being uncomfortably hot during a quick stop-off in Rough Trade, I came across this strange gem. I recognised it as a track Coil had covered and released on Black Antlers, a CD they sold on the tour I'd seen them on the summer before. Listening to it for the first time reminded me of *that* weird voice from 'Don't Fall Asleep' by Leila, but the lyrics for this track elicited a wry smile having just been earlier that day convincing my mom's best friend (who'd been putting us all up for the night) that the fungi we'd been drying out in the sun in her backyard weren't the same sort that had been featured in recent news programmes...

Where's your's child?
Do you know?
Look around...
Nowhere to be found

Parents don't let your kid
Leave out late at night
Don't you know they don't know
Wrong from right

Where's your's child?
Curfew! Curfew!

No-one likes to be left alone
Especially when they don't know
Right from wrong

You're all my children now!
It's a cruel... cold... world.


December 8, 2004
edited over 12 years ago

A definitive Acid track with a kicking bass and an hypnotic 808? riff the spooky "where's your child, breaking glass etc....", I used to listen to this track (amongst others) before going to a party and laugh out loud at the irony of the lyrics as I lived at home with my parents and they didn't have a clue about what I did at weekends until I decided to come clean and confess many years later in a moment of guilt ( They were really ok about it ALL ), but no regrets though! this track always brings me back to where I used to be, although it's not my favourite ;) 9/10 8 )


October 3, 2002

The "Suck mix" is the spiciest version of Where's your child. The vocals and laughter are ominious and there's the sound of breaking glass or what is it in an unexpected break. It's a circus, but a brilliant one!