Band: Backyard Babies
Gear: SVT-2PRO, SVT-810E
The Backyard Babies are one of Sweden’s most popular hard rock groups and are credited with leading the sleaze metal renaissance in Scandinavia, where they continue to influence numerous homeland bands. Since 1987, The Babies (as they’re known by their fans) have released five studio and two live albums and 14 singles. Their hit CD Stockholm Syndrome, released in 2003, earned them a Swedish Grammy and was highlighted with guest appearances from Joey Ramone, L7, The Hellacopters and The Dictators.
Though slightly more punk than their musical ancestors, The Backyard Babies play hard rock in the glam vein and attitude of Hanoi Rocks and American hair bands like Faster Pussycat and Dogs D’Amour. Johan Blomqvist wraps his sinuous bass around the band’s big rock riffs, giving a groin punch to fan favorites like “Blitzkreig Loveshock” and “Hold ‘Em Down.”