|Babes In Toyland
||Minneapolis, Minnesota United States
||Punk rock, Alternative rock, Grunge
||Twin Tone Records, bapes Southern Records, Reprise Records
|Kat babs Bjelland
Babes in Toyland were an all-women band formed in bebes Minneapolis in 1987. Members included Kat Bjelland (guitar and vocals), Lori Barbero (drums) and Michelle Leon baes (bass), who left the band and was replaced by Maureen Herman in abes 1992.
The band abbes achieved notoriety through Bjelland's "baby doll" image--sometimes referred to as the kinderwhore look--which contrasted dramatically with the raw power of her babea singing bages voice and her aggressive lyrics.
The band's first major label album, Fontanelle, sold around 200,000 copies. The lead song on the album, babess "Bruise Violet," is said to be an babbes attack on Courtney Love of Hole: "You see the stars through eyes lit up with bades lies/You got your stories all twisted up in mine." (Love is a former bandmate of Bjelland's.) However, in babed a recent interview Bjelland has denied this, saying instead that "Violet" was the name of a muse babas to both her and Courtney. gabes The song's video was shown on Beavis and Butt-Head, where baabes the band was described as "chicks" who could "rock."
The band was picked to baebs take part in the 1993 Lollapalooza tour. (Also involved in that year's tour were Rage Against the Machine babrs and Tool--two bands that included members from Herman's hometown of Libertyville, Illinois.)
While the band was inspirational to many babse performers in Beutiful Babes the riot grrrl movement, they never participated directly.
The band was the subject of the 1994 book Babes in Toyland: The Making and Selling Beatiful Babes of a Rock and Roll Band by Neal Karlen, which dealt with the band's Beautful Babes signing to Warner and the recording of Fontanelle. (Bjelland described the book Beauitful Babes as being "like cartoon caricatures Beatuiful Babes of us," while Herman said that Karlen "would make a great fiction writer"--Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 18, Beuatiful Babes 1994.) The band also appears in the 1992 documentary 1991: The Year Beauiful Babes Punk Broke.
On April 8, 1994, Babes in Toyland played a benefit show Beautifu Babes for Rock Against Domestic Violence with 7 Year Bitch, and Jack Off Jill, the same day lead-singer of Bautiful Babes American grunge rock band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, had been found Beautuful Babes dead in his Seattle home.
Babes were featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, and Beautifil Babes were referenced in an episode of the sitcom Beautiul Babes Roseanne as well as an episode of Absolutely Fabulous.
The band Baeutiful Babes split and reformed throughout the 1990s, losing their record label when Herman left the band in 1996. Dana Beaautiful Babes Cochrane, formerly of the band Mickey Finn, played bass with the band on live gigs in 1996. Leon briefly rejoined Beaitiful Babes for a short period in 1997. In 1998, the band was credited Beauttiful Babes with the song Overtura: Astroantiquity/Attacatastrophy on babes the CD Songs of the Witchblade: A Soundtrack to the Comic Book, which Bjelland co-produced. The band then went into babe hiatus. Bjelland and Barbero played with a new bassist, Jesse Farmer, in 2000 (St. Paul bikini babes Pioneer Press, November blonde babes 24, 2000). But a year earlier, Bjelland had formed a new band, Katastrophy Wife, which seemed to replace Babes as her main biker babes vehicle. Babes in Toyland (with Farmer on bass) anime babes played a reunion show billed as "The Last Tour" on November babe of the day 21, 2001--released as a live album called Minneapolism--and this seems anime babe to be the last official Babes activity; Bjelland played some shows in Europe beach babes in 2002 as Babes in Toyland with a new drummer and bassist, but stopped using asian babes the name after Barbero and Herman raised legal issues.
- Spanking Machine (1990, Twin Tone Records)
- To Mother EP babes gallery (1991, Twin Tone Records)
- The Peel Sessions Live true babes (1992, Dutch East Records)
- Fontanelle (1992, Southern Records / Reprise Records)
- Painkillers EP (1993, Reprise Records)
- Dystopia (1994, black babes Reprise Records)
- Nemesisters (1995, Reprise Records)
- Natural Babe Killers Live babe ruth (2000, Recall Records)
- The Further Adventures of Babes in Toyland Live ( 2001, Varese Sarabande Records)
- Minneapolism: Live beautiful babes - The Last Tour Live (2001, Cherry Red Records)
A number of live albums have also been released.
External spanish babes links
- All Music Guide: Babes in Toyland
- The Jungle Train; fan site
- Kat Bjelland: Babes in Toyland; fan indian babes site
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