Arion Berger
August 28, 1992 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Fontanelle

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it an A-

Babes in Toyland: Fontanelle (Reprise) The fontanelle is the soft spot on the back of a babe’s head, but this Fontanelle is rock hard. It’s a fast, furious, threatening documentary of what girls who just want to have fun really talk about when they are together: the imbalance of the sexes, skewed popular perceptions of women, getting their own back. The music is fetchingly grungy, with loose-jointed guitar and zealous drum patterns fueling the two singers’ sweet-‘n’-lethal vocals. One of these days, women making ripsnorting rock & roll that is as angry as it is sexy won’t be a cause for scandal in the male bastion of rock. But until that time, there are Babes in Toyland. A-

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