On 60 Favorites Lists

» Edit Band Information
» Edit Albums

» Add a Review
» Add an Album
» Add MP3
» Add News

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

Similar Bands: Camper Van Beethoven, The Replacements, Husker Du, Pixies, Wire

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
60 Votes
Violent Femmes
1983

4.1
352 Votes
Live Albums
Viva Wisconsin
1999

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

4.5
8 Votes

Music Lists
08.20.14  Ipod On Shuffle08.02.14  Top 100
06.27.14  More Vinyl05.07.14  Kurt Russell Top 10
02.22.14  Post Punk/New Wave/Protopunk Albums01.28.14  80's Movies N Tunes
12.04.13  Winter Break Resolutions12.01.13  November's Most Listened
11.11.13  200 80s Albums : Part 1/210.21.13  The Stanley Parable
10.03.13  32 Favorite Bands For My 32nd Bday09.17.13  Riot Fest
04.23.13  Rec Me Post-punk04.18.13  New To My Library
03.03.13  More Intensely Impressive Jams02.10.13  Mika Huseman, Carey Jeffers, Adrien
12.01.12  400 Greatest Songs of All Time (40011.15.12  Best Albums Of The 80's (by Year)
10.09.12  100 Albums/artists09.18.12  Favorite Albums
» More Lists (86)

Contributors: Funeralopolis, YankeeDudel, omnipanzer, JesusV4, Ficus, Alex101, Zebra, Days of Future Passed, KILL,

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy