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Call It Rhythm and Blues​/​Baby, Let Me In [single]

by The Basics

  • Streaming + Download

    [Original Blurb from the 2004 release]

    Less than half a year ago, three young lads from Melbourne released a record. Simple and straightforward, the songs of Get Back gave the world their first taste of The Basics.

    Having taken a bite, some scratched their heads in confusion - 'What are they trying to do?' - while many others just shrugged off any uncertainty by jumping up and gettin' down.

    The world has not heard anything like The Basics for a long, long time and their arrival could not have been better timed. While the charts drowned in the swamps of pop, here finally is something which is - without question - real. No tricks, no treacle, just three honest boys with legitimate heart.

    CALL IT RHYTHM AND BLUES is just that - you couldn't, and wouldn't, call it anything else. Wally and Kris power away at this rock 'n' roll duet, Michael joining them on occasion to complete the harmony in true Basics style.

    BABY, LET ME IN demonstrates the softer, shuffle-like side of The Basics, a sweet contrast to their sharper, dancier numbers. Wally provides us with a pledge of faithfulness to anyone willing to listen, as Michael and Kris chime in good old call-and-answer style!

    For those of you that are wondering what type of music The Basics play - just call it Rhythm and Blues.

    - Charlie Sutherland
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    It's a CD, innit? With these two songs and whatnot. It's a real collector's item!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Call It Rhythm and Blues/Baby, Let Me In [single] via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $7 AUD or more 




The Basics are Wally De Backer, Michael Hubbard and Kris Schroeder.

All songs written by Schroeder-De Backer.

“The Basics” is a registered trademark of The Three Basics Pty. Ltd.
® and © 2004 The Three Basics Pty. Ltd.



released August 20, 2004

Call It Rhythm and Blues/Baby, Let Me In

Produced by The Basics and Matthew Gearing-Thomas
Recording and Mix Enginner: Matthew Gearing-Thomas
Mastering Engineer: John Cochrane
Photography: James Bryans

Recorded on August 20, 2010 at Metropolis Studios, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


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The Basics Melbourne, Australia

The Basics ( /ˈbæzɪtʃ/ bazz-ich) are a three-piece band from Melbourne, Australia, formed by Wally De Backer and Kris Schroeder in 2002, later joined by Tim Heath.

They’re pretty silly but the music is rather good, especially on a Saturday night.
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