Dream Rock & Noise Pop in Videos: A.R. Kane – “Baby Milk Snatcher”

February 24, 2011 at 9:00 am 34 comments

Track four from volume one. This one is a pretty crappy fan video with the audio taken from a skipping vinyl copy of 69. There’s no official video for this on YouTube but surely one was made, back in the day? Any insight into this would be much appreciated.

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  • 1. cregan  |  March 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

    the only videos they made were for Green Hazed Daze and for Pop. havent seen the one for Pop since 1989. itll appear on youtube at some point surely. Rudy called it “Alex’s little ego trip” !

  • 2. Biggie Samuels  |  March 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Could swear I saw a video for “Baby Milk Snatcher” back in the day. Weirdly, though, I may be thinking of the video for “Pump up the Volume”.

    • 3. Nick  |  March 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm

      Pretty sure that Baby Milk Snatcher was featured on the BBC show Snub TV, can’t quite remember what the visual component was though.

      • 4. Biggie Samuels  |  March 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm

        Wow, I’d love to see that. Actually, I’d be ecstatic to have the entirety of Snub TV on DVD. I know there were a couple of VHS collections back in the day and there have been discussions about releasing a “best of” DVD but I’d like to have the whole thing, frankly.

  • 5. Nick  |  March 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Yeah, it was kind of a great visual supplement to what the Melody Maker were writing about at the time: House of Love, Cranes, Ultra Vivid Scene, AC Marias, Loop, Sugarcubes, Butthole Surfers etc

    • 6. Biggie Samuels  |  March 16, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      AC Marias, now that I’d love to see! The Buttholes clip was a classic too.

      Is my memory playing tricks on me or was Snub broadcast back-to-back with Rapido? That show had some pretty good features too – MBV, Pixies etc.

  • 8. Nick  |  March 16, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Hmm, not sure about that!

    AC Marias clip is here though (not their best song imo)::

  • 9. Nick  |  March 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    oops, maybe you wanna clean that up…

    • 10. Biggie Samuels  |  March 16, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      Beat you to it, didn’t I? Don’t worry about the clean up. This here comments box is allowed to be a mess. 😉

  • 11. Utreat  |  March 22, 2011 at 4:13 am

    There was a video for Baby Milk Snatcher, I recorded it from The Indie Chart section of “The Chart Show” on Channel 4 in ’88. It’s probably still on a VHS tape somewhere…

    • 12. Biggie Samuels  |  March 22, 2011 at 9:23 am

      Where’s Rudy Tambala when you need him? He could sort this controversy out in a second.

  • 13. Rudy  |  June 20, 2011 at 1:02 am

    There was no bms vid made.
    Possible u saw the when you’re sad vid, a hanheld super8 jobbie with scratchy projections and schollgirls in a playground?
    Other vids were for lfos and pop

  • 14. Biggie Samuels  |  June 23, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Hmmm… The “When Your Sad” clip isn’t on YouTube, sadly. Also, this makes me realise that I don’t own a copy of that 12″. Have to find one, preferably one with a “Featuring members of M.A.R.R.S. sticker! =]

  • 15. Torgny Koren  |  July 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I’ve still got a 1990 VHS recording of what I suppose is the official “Baby Milk Snatcher video. It basically consists of a headshot of the singer + images of various stylized “icons” and female pin up silhouettes. I’d love to download it to YouTube but don’t know how.

    • 16. Biggie Samuels  |  July 18, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      But how can this be when Rudy himself says there was no “Baby Milk Snatcher” video? (Scratches head and looks perplexed.)

      • 17. Torgny Koren  |  July 19, 2011 at 12:16 am

        Yeah, weird, isn’t it?
        Kind regards,
        Alex Ayuli 😉

  • 18. Biggie Samuels  |  July 19, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Yeah but that really was Rudy!

    • 19. Torgny Koren  |  July 20, 2011 at 7:07 am

      Curiouser and curiouser… What can I say except I do have a recording of what seems to be an official Baby Milk Snatcher video.

      • 20. Biggie Samuels  |  July 20, 2011 at 11:02 pm

        I want to believe! Anyone got the wherewithal to upload this alleged vid?

  • 21. Torgny Koren  |  July 21, 2011 at 1:39 am

    I’ve now uploaded the BMS video to YouTube. The quality is awful but now at least you can have a look at it.

  • 23. Biggie Samuels  |  July 21, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Well, that seems pretty definitive! I wonder what Rudy would have to say about it now.

  • 24. More A.R. Kane Videos « Bubblegum Cage III  |  July 30, 2011 at 9:03 am

    […] interested in the subject of A.R. Kane videos, so here’s a reminder that – despite very well-founded claims to the contrary – there really was a video for “Baby Milk […]

  • 25. cregan  |  August 5, 2011 at 5:20 am

    its probable that Alex made the video by himself without any involvement with Rudy. as is the case of the “Pop” video. i dont think Rudy was interested in making videos. youd think he’d have at least TOLD him he made it though.

    Rudy didnt mention it in 91 when i was plying him with questons about such matters. just Green Hazed Daze and Pop. Love From Outer Space is from later when the Americana compilation came out.

    what about “Pop”? i saw it on TV at least twice. and an interview with Gary Crowley.

    • 26. Biggie Samuels  |  August 5, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      “and an interview with Gary Crowley.”

      Oh man I’d like to see that!

  • 27. cregan  |  August 5, 2011 at 5:27 am

    AC Marias though. excellent.

    • 28. Biggie Samuels  |  August 5, 2011 at 8:53 pm

      I’d honestly never heard of AC Marias until people on the UK Post-Rock Group started going on about them. Same with Dif Juz.

      • 29. cregan  |  August 6, 2011 at 12:25 am

        did you know that Dif Juz’s drummer Richard Thomas was in Butterfly Child?

  • 30. Biggie Samuels  |  August 6, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    No, that’s interesting. How did that happen? Wasn’t there a member of Modern English in Bark Psychosis for a while? Makes sense that UK post-rock would be a sanctuary for members of unpopular 4AD bands. Dif Juz, though… great band.

  • 31. cregan  |  August 7, 2011 at 1:01 am

    i think he just audtioned. he’s playing on the second album and the second peel session. fantastic drummer.

  • 32. Biggie Samuels  |  August 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    He was a great drummer but I prefer my Butterfly Child with the robot drummer.

  • 33. cregan  |  August 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    absolutely. but major record companies insist on a “real” drummer.to the detriment of many a band. Curve being a glaringly obvious example. also the reason why you see the Cocteaus with a drummer after signing to Fonatana. america dont like robot drummers.

    • 34. Biggie Samuels  |  August 15, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      I once saw Ladytron play live. They had a bass player and a drummer with them. It was like listening to the Ladytron album with a bass player and a drummer playing along.


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