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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (USA 1983)

An Uncle Roddus Album Review
Classic albums from my past

The Violent Femmes may be the band I have seen most live(excepting local bands of friends or flatmates), having seen them a whopping three times in the mid 80s(Christchurch don't get a great number of concerts).
This wonderful debut of alternative folk from this acoustic trio of upright bass, guitar and drums, was a real hit amongst the group I hung out with in those early days of adulthood. We thought we were very cool knowing about this very hip band who didn't get played on the radio, and we could defiantly related to the lyrical content, with "Add it Up" being especially potent. Its funny how this album didn't do so well commercially but is considered a classic now(we knew it) and "Blister in the Sun" gets far more air play now on classic hits radio than it ever did back then. Another outstandingly unique album with its punky, country inspired folksy pop songs and still sounds great today. Roddus Rating 4.5/5 

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