Thursday, September 16, 2010

Babes In Toyland - Dust Cake Boy 7" (1989 Treehouse Records)

Babes In Toyland - Dust Cake Boy 7" (1989 Treehouse Records)


Like Bastards, Babes In Toyland were another late 80's band out of Minneapolis on Treehouse Records. This was their debut single (which I have heard was also a Sub Pop Singles Club release even though I purchased it outright at Exclusive Company in Green Bay the same year it was released). The band gained some minor mainstream success during the whole early 90's grunge/alternative music thing and had other releases on labels such as Twin Tone, Reprise and even Warner Music Records. Singer/guitarist Kat Bjelland also had a stint in the band Crunt which featured her then husband Stuart Gray (Lubricated Goat) and Russell Simins (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion).While I can't vouch for anything they released after this record, this one has stood the test of time as a pretty good noisy punk record.

1 comment:

  1. I was listening to the first major label LP a few months ago and wondering how in the fuck that ever got released by a major label. It's a fantastic album, but it's brutal and ugly. Some major labels definitely took some risks in the early 90's. Amid all the Bush and Live bullshit was stuff like Babes In Toyland, Butthole Surfers, etc.