Auto boutiques-francophones Simple and secure cloud storage giftguide Kitchen Kindle Black Friday Deals Week in Music SGG Countdown to Black Friday in Lawn & Garden
Violent Femmes has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by momox ca
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. For DVDs please check region code before ordering.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Violent Femmes Import

43 customer reviews

Price: CDN$ 17.12 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
26 new from CDN$ 5.86 8 used from CDN$ 2.19

Frequently Bought Together

  • Violent Femmes
  • +
  • Violator (Lp)
Total price: CDN$ 37.42
Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (Oct. 17 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Slash
  • ASIN: B00004YLBC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

1. Blister In The Sun
2. Kiss Off
3. Please Do Not Go
4. Add It Up
5. Confessions
6. Prove My Love
7. Promise
8. To The Kill
9. Gone Daddy Gone
10. Good Feeling
11. Ugly
12. Gimme The Car

Product Description

Sans l'ombre d'un complexe, les Violent Femmes sont sortis de Milwaukee en 1983 avec ce premier album fulgurant de culot, qui constitue le plus fidèle témoignage sur l'adolescence qu'on puisse imaginer. Sur les nerfs jusqu'à l'hystérie, Gordon Gano chante la frustration sexuelle et la peur de la solitude comme personne avant (ou après) lui, sur fond de raffut punk électroacoustique lo-fi mené tambour battant par la basse virtuose de Brian Ritchie. Qui n'a jamais entendu le désespéré "Why can't get I just one fuck?" de "Add It Up" n'a pas vraiment idée de ce que peut être une tempête hormonale chez un teenager normalement constitué. Et quand, enfin calmés par leurs épanchements éjaculatoires, les trois loustics pensent à lever le pied, sur "Good Feeling", ils se fendent d'une ballade lumineuse qui aurait pu figurer dignement sur le troisième album du Velvet Underground. Comme un rayon de soleil au bout du tunnel. --Thierry Chatain --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William H Wheeler Jr. on April 8 2004
Format: Audio CD
However and whenever a listener hears this album for the first time will always go down as a distinct memory. In this reviewer's case, I was introduced to the Femmes through my sister, and forever changed. I was (still am, actually) really into hard rock/metal, so what did I want to listen to a few whiny dudes from Wisconsin for? An attitude that was totally crushed upon first listen.
The Femmes would move on to wear out dub after dub in my cassette player, and eventually be my first real club show. Gano, Ritchie, and DeLorenzo produce the simplest form of folk-alt-rock: a three piece acoustic/light electric outfit with a drummer that always uses brushes, and plays standing up (?). The key ingredient to their recipe for success is attitude and faithful representation of what it's like to be young and in (or out of) love.
From the oft-mimicked catchy riff of "Blister in the Sun" to the delightful depression of "Confessions" the album is completely satisfactory to 'real world' teen angst, or what anyone can relate to on some level. Not to downplay the significance of violence in urban areas, but that issue doesn't seem to grip anyone raised in a "Fairview" or "Springfield." On the reverse side, even a youngster from Compton knows what its like to be rejected.
This self titled album also contains the gem, "Add it up." The most ridiculously attitude ridden song on this effort. Liberating. Truly liberating. "Did he just say that? Woah! Yeah, me too!" A listen will reveal exactly what I mean. (assuming the longshot that any reader hasn't already) "Gone Daddy Gone" is the only rock/pop hit that this reviewer knows of to feature xylophone as a primary instrument.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
This album is, in the very best way, like a perfect pair of toenail clippers.
That is: it's something you don't use all the time, but every so often you realize, "It's been too long, I need something..." and it occurs to you that only one thing will do the job. Either toenail clippers, or "The Violent Femmes."
It shouldn't work. The instruments are simple and spare and loosey-goosey. Gano's voice is weird and the lyrics tend to be whiny and self-pitying. And yet the whole thing stands up as a remarkably fun, wonderful little album.
Aside from the music, one of the best things about "The Violent Femmes" is its bizarre, broad appeal. It always gets a smile when played at a party and beyond all reason it gets people of all shapes and sizes singing along. When I was in high school and college, all the cool freaky girls liked this record. As well as some of the regular girls who were really freaky girls pretending to be regular, even back in the day when Bon Jovi and Poison supplied pep rally soundtrack.
But that was a long time ago, and it seems like people are still picking up on it. It's a nice thought that one of the sonic staples of my teen angst period is now being picked up by kids who've heard Beck and The White Stripes first.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I was really freaking out; it was the middle of the night, freezing cold, my car wouldn't start, and I was covered with blood from head to toe! I was really afraid that someone would see me, or a cop would drive by, "did anyone hear those screams?" I thought over and over again, and then I would spend the rest of my life eating cubed jello in the state penn.
I would NEVER make it out, i worried as I twisted the key in the ignition; the car belched and groaned, but never started!
I said to myself, "This is it..." and pulled the gun out of my glovebox, still warm, one bullet left, and put it in my mouth, and then the funniest thing happenned! Blister in the Sun, by the Violent Femmes, started playing on the car radio, and I smiled and started to laugh. The absurdity of the situation! This GREAT song saved my life! THIS IS COMPLETELY TRUE!
And then my car started! Most likely because this particular song is SO AWESOME that the car felt obligated to move!
So I dug through all of the purses in the trunk of may car for few bucks, and set it aside to buy this album once the record store openned.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
By Daniel Jolley TOP 100 REVIEWER on July 26 2003
Format: Audio CD
The Violent Femmes' 1983 self-titled debut is one of the most groundbreaking, important, influential, and enjoyable albums ever released, a musical testament that speaks to all dispossessed souls then, now, and probably forever. Teenagers were particularly drawn to this music in the band's early years, at least those who were fortunate enough to learn of these extraordinary three guys from Milwaukee. I will always associate my angst-filled teen years with groups such as the Violent Femmes, The Cure, and The Smiths because these guys seemed to relate to my own anxieties and frustrations in a way no one around me possibly could. This quirky, uniquely acoustic music has always spoken to those who feel set apart from those around them, who ask questions that no one else asks, and wonder why no one understands them. Over twenty years later, this album is still influencing those of us who grew up with Gordon Gano, Brian Ritchie, and Victor Delorenzo, but even more incredibly it continues to have a real impact on the next generation of young people searching for meaning in a confusing world.
The original album featured ten songs, every single one of which rates as an anthem in my book. No college party would ever have been complete without the blasting out of such tracks as Blister in the Sun, Kiss Off, or Add it Up. The true heart of the group revealed itself on songs such as Promise, Prove My Love, and Gone Daddy Gone, while Please Do Not Go took me places I had never been before. Confessions is a bravely honest song set amidst a musical backdrop of sometimes pure cacophony. Then there was Good Feeling, a beautiful, almost happy song that sounded like nothing else on the album.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Most recent customer reviews