I Live Inside: Memoirs of a Babe in Toyland by Michelle Leon

By Michelle Leon

Babes in Toyland burst onto the Minneapolis song scene within the overdue Nineteen Eighties and fast confirmed itself on the vanguard of punk/alternative rock. The all-female trio featured a shy, seventeen-year-old Jewish youngster from the suburbs on bass guitar—an tool she had by no means performed earlier than becoming a member of the band.

Over the following few years, Michelle Leon lived the rock-and-roll lifestyle—playing reside live shows, recording in studios, traveling around the usa and Europe, and spending unending hours in stuffy trucks, staying in two-star lodges, and sound asleep on strangers' couches on the town after city. The grind and drama of existence within the band steadily wore on Leon, despite the fact that, and a heartbreaking tragedy led her to reconsider her dedication to the band and the song scene.

Leon's delicate, sensory prose places readers correct on level with Babes in Toyland whereas additionally conveying the uncertainty, vulnerability, and braveness wanted by way of a lady who by no means felt like she slot in to someway locate her position within the world.

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