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EVERYBODY LOVES OUR TOWN

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Photographed by Mark Bukumunhe, as he posted on Instagram:  Kat Bjelland of Babes in Toyland at the duchess of York in Leeds back on 1990. This was before I took my photography seriously so the snaps from this time are only so-so. The camera I had on that night was a tiny Pentax 110 slr.

Photographed by Mark Bukumunhe, as he posted on Instagram: Kat Bjelland of Babes in Toyland at the duchess of York in Leeds back on 1990. This was before I took my photography seriously so the snaps from this time are only so-so. The camera I had on that night was a tiny Pentax 110 slr.

Courtney Love, Caroline Rue (Hole), Kat Bjelland (Babes in Toyland) with Mia & Michaela at Raji’s in Los Angeles, ca 1989. Photo by Arlan Helm.

Courtney Love, Caroline Rue (Hole), Kat Bjelland (Babes in Toyland) with Mia & Michaela at Raji’s in Los Angeles, ca 1989. Photo by Arlan Helm.

Babes in Toyland, Nemesister***: One of the things I truly enjoy about alternative music in general is out gender friendly it is. There were a lot of female-driven bands and hit albums throughout the history of alternative music, demonstrating to me at least that the music of Gen X was much more inclusive than the Boomer generation. Furthermore, these women turn rock sentimentality on its head, seeming to intentionally butcher Eric Carmen's "All By Myself" just because they can. Riotous…

Babes in Toyland, Nemesister***: One of the things I truly enjoy about alternative music in general is out gender friendly it is. There were a lot of female-driven bands and hit albums throughout the history of alternative music, demonstrating to me at least that the music of Gen X was much more inclusive than the Boomer generation. Furthermore, these women turn rock sentimentality on its head, seeming to intentionally butcher Eric Carmen's "All By Myself" just because they can. Riotous…

Kat Bjelland on Babes and Toyland and her long and winding career | Local Current Blog | The Current from Minnesota Public Radio

Kat Bjelland on Babes and Toyland and her long and winding career | Local Current Blog | The Current from Minnesota Public Radio

Babes In Toyland on a roller coaster at the Dreamland amusement park, Margate, Kent, July 1992. photographed by Kevin Cummins

Babes In Toyland on a roller coaster at the Dreamland amusement park, Margate, Kent, July 1992. photographed by Kevin Cummins

Maureen Herman, left, and Kat Bjelland conferred between songs when Babes in Toyland played Rock the Garden in June outside Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. / Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

Maureen Herman, left, and Kat Bjelland conferred between songs when Babes in Toyland played Rock the Garden in June outside Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. / Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

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