Katharine Bjelland (pronounced "Be-yelland") Born December 8, 1963 in Salem, Oregon. Was a big part of the Minneapolis
music scene in her early days. She formed the trio Babes In Toyland
with herself being the singer and guitarist. Courtney Love
was in the band for a very short time but Kat kicked her out... twice. Courtney went on to steal Kat's signature look and various pieces of songs/lyrics. The "Babes'" fame reached its peak around 1993, while headlining Lollapalooza
. They released a number of albums from 1990 up until this day, (mostly) with rare demos, unreleased material, and live concerts (ect.) for fans everywhere to enjoy.
Babes In Toyland played sporadicly in the '90's, and Kat went on the form Katastrophy Wife
in c. 2000.
DO NOT confuse Courtney Love with Kat Bjelland. Kat Bjelland is an original artist, Courtney is nothing but a drain.
Kat Bjelland is many people's hero.