Babes In Toyland "Handsome and Gretel" RE Single (2016)
Details: Babes In Toyland "Handsome and Gretel" RE Single (2016, Blank Records). The 25th-anniversary edition of Babe in Toyland's 1991 single with brand new artwork. Records were pressed using the original 1991 nickel mothers to make the stampers. Black vinyl. New stock, resealable clear sleeve.
Description: "Handsome and Gretel" is the third single by the band Babes in Toyland. It was released on 7" vinyl, and its songs later appeared on the band's second studio album, Fontanelle."
"Babes in Toyland is more about pure sound than songs, but the similarities end there. Instead of just grinding away on simple power chords, Kat Bjelland's distinctive guitar work is full of intentionally grating dissonance, which is complemented by the jittery rhythm section. Vocally, Bjelland can move from a faux little-girl coo to a bellowing snarl in the space of one line; put together, all of this imbues Fontanelle with a terrifically explosive tension. Fittingly, the closing track features nothing but Bjelland, her guitar, and the sound of breaking glass bottles. Measured by any standard, Fontanelle is a frighteningly primal record, one whose sheer ferocity Babes in Toyland never quite captured this convincingly anywhere else." --AllMusic
Grade: M (new stock)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. Handsome and Gretel
TRACK LISTING SIDE B: