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.


SSTC 101 Tar Babies - Fried Milk album art Tar Babies Fried Milk (Album) SST Records SSTC 101 US 1987 Sell This Version
SST 169 Tar Babies - No Contest album art Tar Babies No Contest (Album) SST Records SST 169 US 1988 Sell This Version
SSTC 236 Tar Babies - Honey Bubble album art Tar Babies Honey Bubble (Album) SST Records SSTC 236 US 1989 Sell This Version
EFA 16813-26 Tar Babies - Death Trip album art Tar Babies Death Trip (Album) Sonic Noise EFA 16813-26 Germany 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

P‧HAUS 2 Tar Babies - Face The Music album art 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 album art 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 album art Tar Babies Face The Music / Respect Your Nightmares(CD, Comp) Lexicon Devil lexdev014 Australia 2005 Sell This Version