Backyard Babies


From Discogs:

Four-piece from Nässjö, Sweden, who preceded any recent "rock revival' when they formed back in 1989, before the Swedish invasion began to sink its teeth in with The Hives, The Hellacopters and the like. After releasing their debut EP in 1991, "Something To Swallow" and their 1994 full-length entitled "Diesel And Power" guitarist Dregen started to work with The Hellacopters as well. Upon recommencing in 1998, the BACKYARD BABIES released "Total 13", 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good" and 2003's "Stockholm Syndrome" which epitomized what rock is all about, decadently delicious songs and the cockiest of attitudes. "Making Enemies Is Good" and "Stockholm Syndrome" both earned BACKYARD BABIES a Swedish Grammy and a personal nod from Velvet Revolver as well as AC/DC to open their European tours, thus cementing the band's reputation as a force to be reckoned with.Backyard Babies are:Nicke Borg - lead vocals / guitarDregen - lead guitar / vocalsJohan Blomquist - bassPeder Carlsson - drums

From Lastfm:

Backyard Babies is a Swedish Rock'n Roll band, formed in the city of Nässjö in 1987, originally comprising singer Tobbe, guitarist Dregen, bassist Johan Blomquist and drummer Peder Carlsson. After recording a rough demo and playing a few local live dates, in 1989 the group dismissed Tobbe and replaced him with singer Nicke Borg; two more demos followed, as did a national tour, and in 1991 the Backyard Babies launched their first official release, the EP Something to Swallow.

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Backyard Babies are a rock band from Nässjö, Sweden. The band was formed in 1987 and over the years they have released six studio albums and won a Swedish Grammy. The band is now located in Stockholm, Sweden.

They are largely attributed with popularizing sleaze rock in Scandinavia and Sweden, inspiring a scene that continues to grow today. They are a big influence on the current upsurge in sleaze rock in the UK unsigned scene. Their single "Minus Celsius" appears as a playable bonus track in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and "Degenerated" is available as a downloadable song for Guitar Hero World Tour.

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