The Violent Femmes
formed in 1981 in Milwaukee. The following year, they supported The
Pretenders on tour, after Chrissie Hynde & James Honeyman
Scott had ‘discovered’ them busking in the local streets.
The trio then released their eponymous debut LP - a masterpiece of
minimal, mostly acoustic, Americana which borrowed from influences as
diverse as 50s rock’n’roll, doo-wop, gospel, old-time folk music,
The Velvet Underground and punk. That album eventually went on to
achieve platinum status.
By 1991, their 10th anniversary, the Femmes had five successful studio
albums and a ‘best of’ compilation under their belt. During the
summer of ’91, the band played a sell-out tour of the UK including one
show at London’s Town & Country Club. That concert was recorded by
the BBC and is now released here for the first time.
This CD, which includes a great version of their classic anthem
‘Blister In The Sun’, captures the essence of the band live, and the
powerful relationship with its audience.
The accompanying 12
page booklet includes comprehensive liner notes, rare photographs and
full recording details.
- Prove My Love
In The Sun
Is A Scream
Recorded at the Town
& Country Club, London 20 July 1991 for broadcast in the Radio 1 'In
Gano - guitar, vocals
Ritchie - bass, backing vocals
De Lorenzo - drums, backing vocals
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