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Violent Femmes

Singer and guitarist Gordon Gano, percussionist Victor DeLorenzo, and bassist Brian Ritchie formed the Violent Femmes in 1982,in Milwaukee,Wisconsin. They were discovered when James Honeyman-Scott, of the Pretenders, saw them playing on astreet corner in front of thevenue the Pretenders were playing at that night. A self-titled debut was released in 1983 on SlashRecords, mixing a combination of folk andpunk music that appealed to many adolescents. Although the album was never a bighit on the charts, it ended up going platinum nearly tenyears ...read more

Singer and guitarist Gordon Gano, percussionist Victor DeLorenzo, and bassist Brian Ritchie formed the Violent Femmes in 1982,in Milwaukee,Wisconsin. They were discovered when James Honeyman-Scott, of the Pretenders, saw them playing on astreet corner in front of thevenue the Pretenders were playing at that night. A self-titled debut was released in 1983 on SlashRecords, mixing a combination of folk andpunk music that appealed to many adolescents. Although the album was never a bighit on the charts, it ended up going platinum nearly tenyears after it's initial release. The record did however spawn somesuccessful singles, including "Blister in the Sun", "Add It Up", and "KissOff". Although the band released many other albums(their third being produced by Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads), none couldmeasure up to the success of the debut. « hide

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LPs
Freak Magnet
2000

2.5
11 Votes
Rock!!!!!
1995

3.3
2 Votes
New Times
1994

2.9
7 Votes
Why Do Birds Sing?
1991

3.6
27 Votes
3
1989

2.7
21 Votes
The Blind Leading the Naked
1987

3.2
26 Votes
Hallowed Ground
1985

3.6
61 Votes
Violent Femmes
1983

4.2
356 Votes
Live Albums
Viva Wisconsin
1999

4.3
4 Votes
Compilations
Add It Up (1981-1993)
1993

4.5
8 Votes

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