Violent Femmes Import
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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.
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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 ›
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.
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.
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 ›
Most recent customer reviews
This is a 5 star record, but the sound of this one is a bummer. Really too much like the Collector's edition version of the CD. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Geee!
I was really excited to have found a copy of this album online and promptly ordered it. Shipped relatively slowly but i don't mind that truly. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Marten Koops
What a great album, and I can't believe I found it on vinyl for such a good price! Really loving it.Published on Dec 15 2012 by Maeby
I forgot how good this release was....It's a fixture in my car CD player at the moment!Published on July 17 2004
I can't believe I'm the first person to review this album; I just assumed that there would be hundreds of reviews praising the songs and the band. I'm shocked... Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by PSM/Bokor
This album is just about as perfect as an album can be for being so minimal. Great songs to just chill and get drunk to. Read morePublished on May 4 2004 by Six
I realize this music is supposed to be angry and a little rough-edged, but some of these songs approach the unlistenable. Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by Henry Platte
I was 19, the love of my life had left me for another man. As I lay on the floor in a haze of alcohol and pain pills I listened to this album, over and over. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2004 by Hairy Potter III