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Babes in Toyland

Babes in Toyland

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Angry Young Women

Essay by Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, 1991

ROCK AND ROLL is being hijacked by angry girls with electric guitars. Tired of playing airbrushed pop dollies for salivating male voyeurs, women on ...

Babes in Toyland: Mean Fiddler, London

Live Review by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 22 June 1991

AS YET ANOTHER lame-brain shuffles nervously before taking the plunge, the anti-stage-diving lobby have a point for once. In the context of Babes In Toyland's ...

Babes in Toyland: Wench Warfare

Interview by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 29 June 1991

Championed by Sonic Youth and John Peel, hot-blooded all-girl 'foxcore' grunge-rockers BABES IN TOYLAND are coming to your house, sneezing explosively, dissing moms and men ...

Reading '91: Reading, Writhing And Riffmatic

Live Review by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 7 September 1991

FRIDAY: IT WAS obvious, really – he had to say it. Who better than His Supreme Iggyness Of Pop, the Godfather of (s)punk rock, to ...

Babes In Toyland, Gallon Drunk, Leatherface: Astoria, London

Live Review by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 4 January 1992

THOUGH FRANKIE Stubbs later said he found the football field-sized stage spaces "too tiring", Leatherface appeared to thrive on this bigger platform. Guitarist Richie Hammond's ...

Grunge Hell

Overview by Keith Cameron, Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 4 January 1992

It's the dawning of a new earache! Jakki Brambles is playing Daisy Chainsaw! Your parents have heard of Nirvana! Geffen are chasing Mudhoney! Madonna's into ...

Babes In Toyland: The Astoria, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 11 January 1992

IF WE'RE TO have anger in rock, then let it boil like this. Babes In Toyland's fury is intimidating. They were never more than a ...

Scream with the She-Rebels

Overview by Simon Reynolds, The Observer, 15 March 1992

WHILE ROCK'N'ROLL abounds with angry young men, female rage has always been a scarce commodity. There's been the gleeful anarchy of the Slits, Patti Smith's ...

The Witch Report

Report and Interview by Betty Page, New Musical Express, 9 May 1992

HIPS, LIPS, TITS, POWER! Meet the new breed of enchantress, the spell-binding women who are taking the male bastille and giving it some earthily female ...

Babes In Toyland: A Fête Worse Than Death

Report and Interview by Edwin Pouncey, New Musical Express, 15 August 1992

Rumble rumble rumble... whizz "WHAAAAHH!"And that's just listening to the new BABES IN TOYLAND album, long before EDWIN POUNCEY went anywhere near a rollercoaster with ...

Pieces Of Hate: Babes In Toyland: Fontanelle (Southern/All formats)

Review by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 22 August 1992

JUST AS THE word "love" is now virtually meaningless, its intensity sapped by decades of everyday misuse, so too has "hate" become an emotion too ...

Babes in Toyland: Marquee, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 5 September 1992


Babes in Toyland: Year of the Kat

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 15 November 1992

Kat Bjelland's penchant for purging her emotions brings Babes in Toyland to the brink of alternative rock stardom ...

Babes In Toyland: Rock And Roll Babes

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Vox, August 1993

Deposit your 'feminist rock' preconceptions at the door, pigeonhole fans. Babes In Toyland were playing raucous licks long before the Riot Grrrls left finishing school... ...

Babes In Toyland: Forum, London

Live Review by Ngaire Ruth, Melody Maker, 2 October 1993

TOYS R U.S. ...

The Carpenters: Chips off the old block

Report and Interview by Andy Gill, The Independent, 25 August 1994

The Carpenters are hip — and that's official. Andy Gill on the indie world's unexpectedly heartfelt tribute to Karen and Richard Carpenter ...

Babes In Toyland: Garage, Glasgow

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 27 May 1995

THEY MAY be down, but the Babes come out fighting. Battling lukewarm reviews for their patchy new album and general indifference to grungular yank yowling, ...

Babes In Toyland: The Boardwalk, Manchester

Live Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 27 May 1995

I MISS Ligament cos (I was gonna come up with an excuse as contrived as my mate, who was late for school one day cos ...


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