Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes

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Blister in the Sun: Wxrv
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Add It UpE
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Gone Daddy Gone
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Please Do Not Go
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Kiss Off

Albums

  • Why Do Birds Sing?

    Oct 2021 • 32 songs

  • Color Me Once

    Sep 2021 • 1 song

  • American Music

    Aug 2021 • 1 song

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Violent Femmes

Biography

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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