BABES IN TOYLAND
This is an American punk rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1987. The band was formed by Oregon native Kat Bjelland with two others; Lori Barbero and Michelle Leon (later replaced by Maureen Herman in 1992).
In a span of 6 years, Babes in Toyland released three studio albums; Spanking Machine in 1990, Fontanelle in 1992 and Nemesisters in 1995. The band however became inactive in 1997 and eventually disbanded in 2001.
The band was like a mentor to some performers in the Pacific Northwest’s movement but Babes in Toyland never associated themselves with the movement. Following months and years of speculation, Kat Bjelland and Maureen Herman announced the comeback of the band in June 2014.
The founders of the band were originally unknown to each other but met through mutual friends. The band underwent a lot of recruitments and changes especially to the composition.
The albums produced by the band were embraced and adored by other bands as well as fans. Dj’s also branded their albums as “the favorites of the 90’s”.
The name “Babes in Toyland” has become quite common today and over recent years and has been used as the title of various books as well as kid’s cartoons. Movie producers have also used it as a title to movies that are selling in theaters and DVD’s.