Babes In Toyland and Screaming Trees perform at Academy in 
New York City with 3Ds, Therapy? and Wool (6/17/92)

[credit: martyperez, gigposters]


Babes In Toyland Article, ROCK & TROLL BABES (1994/5?)

Some cool parts of the interview:

“People look at every move we make as a consciously feminist thing— as making a political statement. They just read way too much into it because we’re women.”
— Maureen

On band splitting rumors,

 “Did anyone cry? Four to five months ago, we took a break to do little projects on our own,” Which would be Kat forming Crunt with then husband, Stu Spasm and Lori starting an indie label called Spanish Fly. “It doesn’t matter, we’re together now.”
—Kat

Kat on remastering songs “Quiet Room” and “He’s My Thing”:
“We don’t always do that. You know why we do it? Because we’re not talented enough to write new songs. Is that what you want to hear? I won’t do it any more though, because I hate that people keep asking about it. Jeez!”

Their music,

 “Some attribute the emotional extremes of Babes In Toyland songs to serious drug abuse. Some others look at Kat Bjelland’s unhappy relationship with her stepmother documented on the harrowing “To Mother” which documents childhood innocence soiled and defiled into a perverted parody of itself. But maybe it’s just her reoccurring stomach ulcer, a picture of which hangs on her kitchen fridge, which give these songs their weeping sore rawness.

Kat thinks “walking around with hate in my stomach” caused the ulcer…” 

And Lori, pooping and music,

 “I have a hard time going to the bathroom. I can go months at a time without, err… it could be psychological but, I think it’s physical too.
I think our music is probably pretty much like our personalities. Really aggressive and constipated? Sure! We have a lot of stops in our songs.”
— Lori 

Kat also agrees with the fact that her style isn’t to feed male fantasies nor promote feminism. It’s just her style and her taking a role as a musician, as the female she is, without wanting the stigma.

[credit: hypertranslucent, eBay]

Babes In Toyland on the cover of FIZ Punk Rock Magazine #4 (1992?)

[credit: hypertranslucent, eBay]
 “Nemesisters” 1995 UK 14-trk promo CD inside 

Quite different from the US (and AU?) 1995 version. 

[credit: mapref, eBay]
Rock on, Lori! (1992?) 

If you have any info on whose photo this is or where it’s from, submit it in. I hate not having sources. Thanks!
Babes In Toyland, along with Kyuss, perform at a Faith No More concert! 

EMU Ballroom, University Of Oregon, 1/17/93

[credit: +++jcm+++, Songkick]
Kat’s lovely artwork

Assumed to be titled, “Best Sunday Dress”, created by Kat (198?). The lyrics to “Lashes”, from Spanking Machine are filled in Kat’s famous self-written font.

If you have any information on this artwork, please feel free to send it in! Thanks. 

[credit: Nathan James, Flickr]
Poster for a Babes In Toyland show at the ANU Bar in Canberra, AUS
with Spiderbait, Kiss My Poodles, Donkey and Pod People
October 27, 1993 

[credit: Geoff Chaplin, flickr]