Swedish punks the Backyard Babies formed in the city of Nässjö in 1987, originally comprising singer Tobbe, guitarist Dregen
, bassist Johan Blomqvist, 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. Signing with the Megarock
label in 1993, the following year the quartet issued its first full-length effort, Diesel & Power, before going on hiatus to allow Dregen
the chance to work with his other band, the Hellacopters
. The Backyard Babies reunited in 1997 for the single "Look at You" and the album Total 13; "Bombed (Out of My Mind)" appeared the next year. Making Enemies Is Good followed in 2001, and Stockholm Syndrome arrived in 2003; both albums earned the group Swedish Grammy Awards. People Like People Like People Like Us, the band's fifth studio long-player, was released in 2006 and featured the hits "The Mess Age (How Could I Be So Wrong)" and "Dysfunctional Professional," while their 2008 eponymous sixth outing boasted the colorful single "Fuck Off and Die." A compilation album honoring the band's 20th anniversary was released the following year, and the tour that ensued was rumored to be their final bow. However, the group returned in 2015 with a new LP, Four by Four. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi