Back in time
11 August 2022
Band: BABES IN TOYLAND
Who: Beloved female punk trio
from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Active: 1987–2001, 2014–2020 / 3 LPs
Anniversary album: FONTANELLE
Released: 11 August 1992 – 30 years ago today
AllMusic wrote: “Babes in Toyland’s most focused and powerful statement, Fontanelle was vaguely associated with grunge upon its release, and tossed in with the Pacific Northwest-centered riot grrrl movement after the fact. In truth, it lies somewhere in between, its raw punkish fury and metallic grind making it the spiritual kin of L7. Fontanelle isn’t necessarily explicitly feminist, since the glorious noise of rock & roll is viewed as the ultimate empowerment… Measured by any standard, Fontanelle is a frighteningly primal record, one whose sheer ferocity Babes in Toyland never quite captured this convincingly anywhere else.” Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume: This was/still is a maddening motherfucker of
a riot grunge grrrl beast. Kate Bjelland‘s primal screams are totally crude. YEAH!
Singles/clips: Handsome and Gretel / Bruise Violet
– HANDSOME AND GRETEL –
– BRUISE VIOLET –
Stream ‘Fontanelle’ on Spotify