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Babes in Toyland

Babes in Toyland

11 articles


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 ...

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: 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, Observer, The, 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: 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: 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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