Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes


Latest Release

Add It Up (1981-1993) album art
  • Add It Up (1981-1993)
  • May 2021
  • 23 Songs

Top Songs

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Blister in the Sun: Wxrv
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Blister In The Sun
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Gone Daddy Gone
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Kiss Off
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Add It UpE


  • Waiting For The Bus

    May 2021 • 1 song

  • Add It Up

    Apr 2021 • 1 song

  • Hotel Last Resort

    Jul 2019 • 13 songs

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Violent Femmes


The textbook American cult band of the 1980s, the Violent Femmes captured the essence of teen angst with remarkable precision; raw and jittery, the trio's music found little commercial success but nonetheless emerged as the soundtrack for the lives of troubled adolescents the world over. The group formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the early '80s, and comprised singer/guitarist Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie, and percussionist Victor DeLorenzo. Ritchie originated the band's oxymoronic name, adopting the word "femme" from the Milwaukee area's slang for wimps. After being di...

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