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This album is so much a part of me. Teenage and 20s angst at its best! Forget all the other girl bands of the 90s; Babes did it with this album. Ranks up there with Bricks are Heavy by L7 and Pretty on the Inside by Hole. One of the best from this generation.

Cranking post punk women

Clanging guitars, feral vocals, propulsive drumming, and surprisingly good tunes for this genre. if you like your rock and roll on the hard, ragged and unvarnished edge, you won't be disappointed.

Clearly the best!

Pounding the pain out of a guitar, lead singer Kat Bjelland, screams out her anguish, her anger and her frustration through aggressive lyrics, guitar riffs and backfeed. This is clearly the best album by the "Babes." A true headbanger!


Formed: 1987 in Minneapolis, MN

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s

Babes in Toyland is about as harsh as rock music gets -- guitarist Kat Bjelland screams and thrashes her guitar to the gut-pounding, throttling beat of bassist Maureen Herman and drummer Lori Barbero. Over their two albums and two EPs, the all-female trio offer no escape from their strongly female-oriented, but not necessarily feminist, rock. Bjelland formed Babes in Toyland in 1987 in Minneapolis, after playing around San Francisco for several years in various bands that featured, at various times,...
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