Old video gold, Babes in Toyland, and Courtney Love has always sucked

Posted October 29th, 2008 by Eric Greenwood · 1 Comment

Ok, so I’ve been obsessed with MTV since it decided to post 22,000 videos on its website this week. I’ve been constantly checking to see how thorough its library is. There are some gaping holes to be sure, but MTV gets a pass just for uploading all this gold at all, plus this is only the first week with more to come, obviously. The "similar artists" sidebar has garnered most of my attention, sending me down random tangents and reminding me of some long-forgotten favorites, including this Babes in Toyland video for "Bruise Violet." How this band ever landed a major label deal I still do not understand. Chalk it up to the post-Nirvana, post-grunge explosion of major label cluelessness. Not to take anything away from Babes in Toyland, but music for the masses it clearly is not. Babes in Toyland is what Courtney Love aspired to be in her own cartoonish, opportunistic way. Lead singer Kat Bjelland’s manic vocal lunacy shames anything Courtney tried to pass off as punk.

Babes in Toyland |MTV Music

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  • 1 Arthur // Oct 29, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Good on MTV, but I’ll be happier when it passes my Thrashing Doves and Kitchens of Distinction database test. (Both were played on 120M, but like you said, there is probably more to come.)