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5.0 out of 5 stars Riot Grrls at their finest, 7 Feb 2001
This review is from: La Fontainelle (Audio CD)
Released in 1992, this is probably the Babes best recording to date. 3 girls meet raw guitars and banshee-like screeching in true riot grrl fashion. Stand-out tracks include Bruise Violet (wrote about Courtney Love; former member of the lead singer's old band), Bluebell, Blood, Won't Tell, Spun and Mother. Kat Bjelland (now lead singer of 'Katastrophic' wife) has such a great voice; 1 minute all sweet and innocent, 1 minute raw as you like - the whole time kicking ass. Combine this with bass, guitar and drums and you have another fine example ot bitch-rock stubbing out it's fag on anyone who tries to keep them down.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Girls + Guitars = Lots of noise!, 2 May 2004
This review is from: La Fontainelle (Audio CD)
This album kicks of with the almost thrashy "Bruise Violet" And finishes dramatically with gone which is Kat and her guitar and a couple of breaking bottles making alot of noise. The stand out for me is Handsome and Gretal. Which is allegedly about Courtney Love .It features Kat singing out of control and laughing like a maniac. This album may not be the best from the grunge period (Thanks to nevermind) but it sure is one of the angriest!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Women and Geetars, 17 Nov 2009
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Wrongly lumped into the 'Riot Grrrl' category because they are women who shout and play abrasive music, this is Babes in Toyland's best work, for me. Not femenist - women get a tough break in guitar bands (although, like, OMG, one song may have been about Courtney Love...or it might not.) Difficult at first but ultimately rewarding (a lot like some of Sonic Youth's brilliantly non commercial stuff), this album is a must for anyone that likes Nirvana or anyone surrounding them. Or, more broadly, Siouxsie, Polly Styrene etc. Listen to this stuff and hear the echoes through most 90s American guitar music. Most admirably, they didn't care about other people's opinions. Which makes my 'review' a tad ironic. I do like this album a lot though and I think you will too. Otherwise, you wouldn't be reading this.
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