About Baby Animals
Australian hard rock quartet the Baby Animals were led by vocalist Suze DeMarchi, who previously recorded for EMI as a solo act. Frustrated by the experience, she returned from England to her native Perth and in 1989 formed Dee Dee and the Rockmen with drummer Frank Celenza; a year later, the twosome founded the Baby Animals with guitarist Dave Leslie and bassist Eddie Parise.
Although the group's self-titled debut LP went multi-platinum Down Under, international sales paled in comparison, and shortly after the release of their 1993 sophomore effort, Shaved and Dangerous, the Baby Animals' American label, Imago, folded. When DeMarchi's throat surgery also forced the band to cut short their tour, the Baby Animals soon disbanded; DeMarchi later wed Extreme's Nuno Bettencourt, relocated to the U.S., and mounted a solo career with 1999's Telelove.