Babe Rainbow is the third album by British alternative rock band The House of Love.
Babe Rainbow is the only House of Love studio album to feature Simon Walker (ex-Dave Howard Singers as well as being Chris Groothuizen and Pete Evans' bandmate in My White Bedroom). Walker had replaced Terry Bickers as lead guitarist in December 1989 and would himself leave the band in mid-1992 (to be replaced by Simon Mawby of The Woodentops). Former House of Love member Andrea Heukamp returned as a guest performer to add extra guitar and backing vocals.
The album's producer Warne Livesey co-wrote two songs with Guy Chadwick – "You Don't Understand" and "Feel" – which were the first House of Love songs not entirely written by Chadwick. Both were released as singles, as were "The Girl With the Loneliest Eyes" (which was released as a taster for the album) and "Crush Me".
Babe Rainbow was not as well received as the first two House of Love albums and signalled the start of the band's commercial decline.
The album's title comes from a picture by Peter Blake which was also used for the cover artwork.
All songs written by Guy Chadwick unless otherwise noted
"You Don't Understand" - 3:48 (Guy Chadwick, Warne Livesey)
"Crush Me" - 3:46
"Cruel" - 5:46
"High in Your Face" - 4:41
"Fade Away" - 3:24
"Feel" - 3:54 (Guy Chadwick, Warne Livesey)
"Girl with the Loneliest Eyes" - 3:42
"Burn Down the World" - 5:53
"Philly Phile" - 4:21
"Yer Eyes" - 4:11
Guy Chadwick - lead vocals, guitars, bass guitar
Simon Walker - guitars
Chris Groothuizen - bass guitar, backing vocals
Pete Evans –drums
Warne Livesey - guitar, hurdy-gurdy, keyboards, backing vocals
Andrea Heukamp - guitar, backing vocals
Pandit Dinesh – tablas