Tar Babies

Tar Babies

The Tar Babies were a band from Madison, Wisconsin. The initial line up consisted of Bucky Pope (guitar), Dan Bitney (drums), and brothers Jeremy (vocals) and Robin (bass) Davies. Their early sound was an artsy-hardcore punk and the group released their music through their own Bone Air Records. In 1987, after Jeremy had departed, the remaining trio signed to SST Records and soon progressed into a streamlined funk/punk band. The band split in 1990 but reunited in 1992 for a one-off LP. Dan Bitney later resurfaced in Tortoise. In the early 2000s, Robin Davies and Bucky Pope reunited in a new band called the Bar Tabbies.


Tar Babies Discography Tracks


Tar Babies Fried Milk (Album) SST Records Canada 1987 Sell This Version
Tar Babies No Contest (Album) SST Records US 1988 Sell This Version
The Tar Babies* Honey Bubble (Album) SST Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Tar Babies Death Trip (Album) Sonic Noise Germany 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

P‧HAUS 2 Tar Babies Face The Music(12", EP) Bone Air P‧HAUS 2 US 1983 Sell This Version
P-HAUS 4, none Tar Babies Respect Your Nightmares(12", EP) Bone Air, Paradise (2) P-HAUS 4, none US 1985 Sell This Version


lexdev014 Tar Babies Face The Music / Respect Your Nightmares(CD, Comp) Lexicon Devil lexdev014 Australia 2005 Sell This Version