Babes in Toyland: The Making and Selling of a Rock and

Babes in Toyland: The Making and Selling of a Rock and Roll Band[PDF / Epub] ✅ Babes in Toyland: The Making and Selling of a Rock and Roll Band By Neal Karlen – Varanus.us Babes in Toyland is a rare peek into the glamorous and tough world of rock and roll an exclusive backstage pass for anyone who has ever fantasized about starting a band, being discovered by a major la Babes in Toyland is a rare peek Toyland: The ePUB ¹ into the glamorous and tough world of rock and roll an exclusive backstage pass for anyone who has ever fantasized about starting a band, being discovered by a major label, recording an album, and touring the country to play music in front of thousands Also, with its revealing look at the record business an industry that makes the rest of show business seem positively tame this book is as immediate as a new issue of Rolling Stone, as colorful as a good mystery, and as tart Babes in eBook è and explosive as a top ten hit Told with the gritty, up close feel of a behind the scenes documentary film, this is the story of three young women who wanted to play rock and roll like the boys It follows their coming together in the underground grunge rock scene in Minneapolis, their early club days, and their discovery by Warner Bros Records It tracks their dramatic breakup and reconfiguration , goes through the often funny, sometimes inspiring, and always emotional recording sessions for their album Fontanelle, and goes stage side as they film in Toyland: The eBook ↠ their all important video for MTV Veteran journalist Neal Karlen was given unprecedented access to Warners marketing and strategy meetings, where he observed firsthand the star making machinery that runs the pop music business From punk rockers in the mosh pit to rock stars in mansions Babes in Toyland contains revealing snapshots of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, Soul Asylum s Dave Pirner, Pearl Jam s Eddie Vedder, and REM s Michael Stipe, as well as Beavis and Butthead, today s most powerful rock critics Centerstage in this story are the members of Babes in Toyland Kat Bjelland, the punk rock poetess who d dreamed of being a star since she was five years old Lori Barbero, the dreadlocked drummer and band mother who was best friend to everybody in the alternative music scene and Maureen Herman, the brainy bassist who struggled to fit in with the group There s also Tim Carr, the Warner Bros A.

Babes in Toyland: The Making and Selling of a Rock and
    Have Kindle books Jam s Eddie Vedder, and REM s Michael Stipe, as well as Beavis and Butthead, today s most powerful rock critics Centerstage in this story are the members of Babes in Toyland Kat Bjelland, the punk rock poetess who d dreamed of being a star since she was five years old Lori Barbero, the dreadlocked drummer and band mother who was best friend to everybody in the alternative music scene and Maureen Herman, the brainy bassist who struggled to fit in with the group There s also Tim Carr, the Warner Bros A."/>
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Babes in Toyland: The Making and Selling of a Rock and Roll Band
  • Neal Karlen
  • English
  • 09 September 2017
  • 0380726025

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    Have Kindle books Jam s Eddie Vedder, and REM s Michael Stipe, as well as Beavis and Butthead, today s most powerful rock critics Centerstage in this story are the members of Babes in Toyland Kat Bjelland, the punk rock poetess who d dreamed of being a star since she was five years old Lori Barbero, the dreadlocked drummer and band mother who was best friend to everybody in the alternative music scene and Maureen Herman, the brainy bassist who struggled to fit in with the group There s also Tim Carr, the Warner Bros A."/>
  1. says:

    I ll read any book about 90s music This is any book Fontanelle is a great fucking album.


  2. says:

    Oh nostalgia I d forgotten all about this book It always surprises me when I find something I ve read that I haven t catalogued on GR yet This book reminds me of riot grrrl feuds, Courtney Love, babydoll dresses and the kinderwhore look what a name for a look , violets, bad music, good music, high school, and the boyfriend I lent my Babes in Toyland cd to and never got it back from collateral damage of that break up, along with my Nirvana Bleach cd He did introduce me to the Violent Femme Oh nostalgia I d forgotten all about this book It always surprises me when I find something I ve read that I haven t catalogued on GR yet This book reminds me of riot grrrl feuds, Courtney Love, babydoll dresses and the kinderwhore look what a name for a look , violets, bad music, good music, high school, and the boyfriend I lent my Babes in Toyland cd to and never got it back from collateral damage of that break up, along with my Nirvana Bleach cd He did introduce me to the Violent Femmes so it was a fair trade He was also one of the few guys I knew in high shool who was cool enough to like girl bands Oh and I lost my virginity to him Yeah, good times


  3. says:

    Of course I think this book is cool because I like to obsess over every minute detail of my favorite bandsalthough Neal Karlen s story telling often left me questioning the validity of what was going on I didn t like how he spent a good chunk of the book talking about Mo a r guy and the history of A R men and how he gave so much credit to all these guys trying to keep BIT together I don t blame Babes for wanting to break up and all of their drama with all the annoying guys coming in and Of course I think this book is cool because I like to obsess over every minute detail of my favorite bandsalthough Neal Karlen s story telling often left me questioning the validity of what was going on I didn t like how he spent a good chunk of the book talking about Mo a r guy and the history of AR men and how he gave so much credit to all these guys trying to keep BIT together I don t blame Babes for wanting to break up and all of their drama with all the annoying guys coming in and trying to take over Duh but I guess the title istrue than I wanted it to be, it s about the Making and Selling of a Rock and Roll band and since they were on a major label it was hardly about Kat Bjelland , Lori Barbero, and Maureen Hermann It s a leave it all up to the guys story


  4. says:

    Had to give a shout out to this one Just reread it for the time A great chronicle of women who wanted to rock and roll, and of the inner workings of an industry that is at times great and at times cutthroat Very well written, and kudos to the author and to these women for following their dreams.


  5. says:

    Read this around the time I was desperately trying to be a riotgrrl in suburbia Really great story Had no prior knowledge of Lee Rinaldo s involvement with the Babes Kat is so fucking cool.


  6. says:

    Finally had to time to read this after having the book for ten years Neal Karlen and his chronicles of one of the best bands from the 90s and pre Riot Grrrl rules


  7. says:

    If you re interested in the music industry, the 1990s and the rise and marketing of alternative music and culture, and the intersection of corporate and pop culture which I am, as it happens , this is a good book for you If you want an in depth treatment of Babes and Toyland s history, catalogue and members, you ll likely be disappointed The book is muchfocused on the A R man who discovered and signed Babes in Toyland, his personal process, and how he spent several years convincing If you re interested in the music industry, the 1990s and the rise and marketing of alternative music and culture, and the intersection of corporate and pop culture which I am, as it happens , this is a good book for you If you want an in depth treatment of Babes and Toyland s history, catalogue and members, you ll likely be disappointed The book is muchfocused on the AR man who discovered and signed Babes in Toyland, his personal process, and how he spent several years convincing the band to sign a record deal with a major label, and then spent severaloverseeing the production and release of their first release for that label, and then spent a fewyears after that holding the band together, often involving himself in their interpersonal relations and smoothing over their internal disputes The AR guy and many of his colleagues and bosses are better drawn than the members of the band, who are rendered rather superficially, and little time is spent on the meaning of the band s actual sound or music I never got a sense of why the author even wanted to write about Babes in Toyland, though according to his biography, he, like the band, is from Minneapolis The book sort of feels like it could have been about any band the author could have written about Soul Asylum, probably, and wound up with a relatively similar book I suppose the only real difference would have been that with Soul Asylum, the author wouldn t have been able to capitalize on the women in rock as novelty trope, an issue that never really gets addressed in the book in any meaningful or satisfactory way Again, if you re interested in the industry, pick this up If you re interested in Babes in Toyland, you might be better off waiting for someone and hopefully not a dude to write a 33 1 3 series book about one of their LPs


  8. says:

    I picked up Babes in Toyland s CD Fontanelle cause I heard Courtney Love used to play with Kat so I thought I d give it a listen With me liking alot of genre of music and always giving bands a few listens before I judge, I thought their music was so terrible I just couldn t listen to it all or even try and listen to it again I m not sure why I picked up this book to read about their band when I disliked their cd music I guess I figured since it was a swap and figured I could get some juicy I picked up Babes in Toyland s CD Fontanelle cause I heard Courtney Love used to play with Kat so I thought I d give it a listen With me liking alot of genre of music and always giving bands a few listens before I judge, I thought their music was so terrible I just couldn t listen to it all or even try and listen to it again I m not sure why I picked up this book to read about their band when I disliked their cd music I guess I figured since it was a swap and figured I could get some juicy gossip about Courtney Love, I gave it try The book was not to bad I would rate itof a 3 1 2 stars if there was half star ratings I learnedabout Tim Carr who also help jump start the thrash band Megadeth in the 80 s In the 90 s his next big excitement major pickup who he fought and dedicated all his time for was the Babes in Toyland girl band Reading the book about them you get to know the girls and their personalities The Competitiveness Singer Kat had to be better than Courtney Love which they both had this love hate best friend relationship their war over who started the Baby Doll dress look The books shows how hard a girl band has to work to be considered taken seriously The battle of being the new bass player replacing the original bass player and continuing to see interviews and magazine articles years later seeing old band line up photos with the old bass player Lots of information on how hard it is to be in a all girl band against all the odds It s good they had a good hearted drummer Lori in the band who worked her ass off to keep the band afloat


  9. says:

    As books about bands go, I guess this was alright But I must admit that I don t read band biographies that often I was very happy to learn what I did about Lori Barbero, that she was this generous music lover who let everyone and anyone who came through Minneapolis crash at her place and how she taught herself to play drumsI dig her I was bummed that the portrayal of Kat Bjelland turned out to be so negative I really wanted to absolutely love her.Anyway, I m writing this over ten years af As books about bands go, I guess this was alright But I must admit that I don t read band biographies that often I was very happy to learn what I did about Lori Barbero, that she was this generous music lover who let everyone and anyone who came through Minneapolis crash at her place and how she taught herself to play drumsI dig her I was bummed that the portrayal of Kat Bjelland turned out to be so negative I really wanted to absolutely love her.Anyway, I m writing this over ten years after I read the book I was in my 20 s when I read itI m in my 30 s, married, with kids and educated with a career now Big difference I don t know what I would think of the book now.I still love their music though


  10. says:

    I loved some loud screamy music in my high school days and I did enjoy Babes in Toyland However, when I read this in 10th grade, I thought that they over dramatized a lot of small incidents and that maybe they should have picked a different band to write about I liked it enough to have my mom read it not sure what I was thinking on that one I am pretty sure I made her listen to Handsome and Gretel off of Fontanelle to give her some idea of who she was reading about After that, she was a I loved some loud screamy music in my high school days and I did enjoy Babes in Toyland However, when I read this in 10th grade, I thought that they over dramatized a lot of small incidents and that maybe they should have picked a different band to write about I liked it enough to have my mom read it not sure what I was thinking on that one I am pretty sure I made her listen to Handsome and Gretel off of Fontanelle to give her some idea of who she was reading about After that, she was a littleweary of my mix tapes

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