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Dingoes Ate My Baby
First appearance Inca Mummy Girl
Last appearance The Initiative
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Name Dingoes Ate My Baby
Purpose Music
Membership Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne
Devon MacLeish
unnamed members

Dingoes Ate My Baby is a fictional rock band on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.[1] The name was derived from the widespread news coverage of the death of 9 week old Azaria Chamberlain in Australia in 1980.[2]

Band members

Only two of the band members are named characters.

Band name

The name of the band refers to the death of Azaria Chamberlain. The incident occurred in Australia in 1980 - a baby disappeared from a tent near Uluru (Ayers Rock). The mother, Lindy Chamberlain, camping with her family, stated that she saw a dingo carrying her baby from their tent. She was convicted of murdering her baby and spent three years in prison for the crime, but was later acquitted.[3] In 2012, the Northern Territory deputy coroner officially amended Azaria 's death certificate to show that the cause of death "was as the result of being attacked and taken by a dingo."[4][5][6]

Buffyverse appearances

The band is first mentioned in the unaired Buffy pilot with a title card date of 05/03/96. Xander says, “They don’t know any actual chords yet, but they have really big amps”. They did not appear on the show until the second season, in "Inca Mummy Girl," October 6, 1997. Dingoes continued to appear throughout Seasons 3 and 4 until Oz left Sunnydale. A poster of theirs is seen once afterward, in the episode Superstar. Most of their performances took place at The Bronze, Sunnydale's local nightclub.

Episode Location Songs
"Inca Mummy Girl" The Bronze "Fate" & "Shadows"
"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" The Bronze "Pain"
"Dead Man's Party" Buffy's House "Never mind", "Pain" & "Sway"
"Homecoming" The Bronze "She knows"
"Band Candy" The Bronze "Violent"
"Revelations" The Bronze "Run"
"Living Conditions" Buffy's dorm room "Pain" (on stereo)
"The Harsh Light of Day" The Bronze "Dilate"
"The Initiative" Frat House "Fate" (on stereo)

Music

The music of Dingoes Ate My Baby was actually composed and performed by Four Star Mary. Most of the songs that were used on the show featured on their 1998 album, Thrown to the Wolves. The band is featured on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Album. They also made a one-time appearance as themselves in "Restless". They provided the music along with Christophe Beck to the Joss Whedon-written song, "Giles' Epiphany".

References

  1. Childs, T. Mike (2004). The Rocklopedia Fakebandica. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-32944-X. 
  2. [1]"Azaria still a vestige of human frailty," TheAge.com.au, July 10, 2004. Retrieved July 1, 2011
  3. Stafford, Nikki (2007). Bite Me!: The 10th Buffyversary Guide to the World of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Canada: ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-807-2. 
  4. Dingo took Azaria. Smh.com.au. Retrieved on 13 June 2012.
  5. Coroner rules dingo killed Azaria Chamberlain. Abc.net.au. Retrieved on 13 June 2012.
  6. Coroner's Findings on Azaria Chamberlain 12 June 2012 (PDF). Retrieved on 13 June 2012.
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