In the whale began as a solo project for vocalist nathaniel valdez while obtaining his masters in educational psychology at the university of northern colorado. The band split in early 2009, their last recording being a cover. Stream adfree or purchase cds and mp3s now on amazon. Albums include violent femmes, hallowed ground, and the crow. Memory is from violent femmes upcoming album, we can do anything, due out mar. The femmes popped out and played a surprise, dynamite 45minute set that had all of us pogoing along. History early years and first album 19811983 violent femmes were founded by bassist brian ritchie and percussionist victor delorenzo following the demise of the initial wave of american punk rock, and became a fullfledged band upon the arrival of lead vocalist and guitarist gordon gano. Their farewell tour produced the album sunnyboys real live, recorded over two nights in sydney 29 and 30 june, which was released in november 1984. Mostly recorded in july 1982, the album was released by slash records on vinyl and on cassette on april, 1983, and on cd in 1987 with two extra tracks ugly and gimme the car. The group consisted of guitarist and vocalist tom delonge and drummer travis barker of blink182, formerly alongside guitarist david kennedy of hazen street. Violent femmes 30th anniversary of the first album. Before the violent femmes, few rock music fans had had the opportunity to see how much they use of acoustic instruments and a strippeddown approach could convey urgency and raw emotion. The violent femmes is one of the most influential acts in music today. Were all a little older than we were when the first album came out, so they could be forgiven for being a little slower, smoother, mellower.
The band recorded demonstration songs by such bands as the meat puppets, the dead kennedys, x, violent femmes, and r. It looks like we dont have any biography for violent femmes yet be the first to contribute. Lead singer gordon gano was only 19 when the record came out most of the songs were written while he was. I got a story a sad sad story about a girl who met a boy about her mother. Interview with gordon gano from the violent femmes motif.
Delonge created the project to pursue darker ideas he felt unsuited to his work with blink182. This product is an authorized cdr and is manufactured on demand. This is the discography of violent femmes, a milwaukee, wisconsinbased alternative rock group, which consists of eight studio albums, 19 singles, four live albums and four compilation albums, in addition to a number of miscellaneous appearances on soundtracks and compilations featuring various artists. He works primarily with bands in the alternative rock and rock genres, having produced multiple albums for the bands red hot chili peppers, hole, violent femmes and marilyn manson. Napoleon gone daddy gone by the violent femmes history to music. He achieved fame as the keyboardist and guitarist for the new wave band talking heads and as an original member of the modern lovers. At the bottom of gordon ganos soul, there are all our demons. Violent femmes was formed in 1980 by vocalistguitarist gordon gano, bassist brian ritchie and drummer victor delorenzo, fin. Violent femmes are an american folk punk band from milwaukee, wisconsin, united states. Violent femmes by violent femmes 888072055124 cd barnes. Violent femmes violent femmes, the debut and best album of this band, which has become legendary, is a masterpiece of anticonformism and rebellion. Violent femmes albums, songs discography album of the year. Early years and first album 19811983 later years and brief split 19841992.
Violent femmes rock band opportune gig sparked first album. Michael beinhorn is an american musician and record producer. They made several followup albums, none as brilliant as their first, and have had many stops and starts and breakups and fights. After the beloved cult bands emergence, no one even tried to imitate the legendary postpunkcollege rock genius of the group, perhaps knowing fully that such a response would be futile given the originality. Their selftitled 1983 debut was a blueprint for legions of sardonic alternative rockers that would follow.
Violent femmes is the debut album by violent femmes. In 2002, harrison was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame as a member of talking heads. Mostly recorded in july 1982, the album was released by slash records on vinyl and on cassette on april, 1983, and on cd in 1987 with two extra tracks ugly and gimme the car in 2002, rhino records remastered the album, filled out the discs length with demos, and added another disc of live tracks and a radio interview for a 20th. Best violent femmes albums of all time albums 80s music, film music books, daddy. This is the discography of violent femmes, a milwaukee, wisconsinbased alternative rock. The violent femmes are an alternative rock band, formed in milwaukee, wisconsin, united states in 1980. Mostly recorded in july 1982, the album was released by slash records on vinyl and on cassette in april 1983, and on cd in 1987. Anthony celestino later joined the band on tour as a bassist. The original album featured ten songs, every single one of which rates as an anthem in my book. Discover video clips of recent music performances and more on mtv. Brian viglione of the dresden dolls is the new drummer for the. Eventually, someone came out and announced, ladies and gentlemen, the violent femmes. Get a low price and free shipping on thousands of items.
Folk tinged rhythms, genuine lyrics and strange senses of pop have always been part of their repertoire. This list does not include solo material by any of the bands members. The name is a contradiction in terms, violent being selfexplanatory and femmes being milwaukee slang for wimp. Why violent femmes classic debut still seems so young, 30. The act, eightstage lollapalooza was, almost by definition, a mixed bag but its lack of focus and overwhelming size. Songs of adolescent sexual frustration have riddled the airwaves since the inception of rock and roll. You would be wrong if you thought it was blister in the sun which has been played to death. It is considered the the bands biggestselling album and their only release that went platinum by the riaa, selling over a million copies. Buy violent femmess album titled violent femmes to enjoy. The album also features many of their wellknown songs, including blister in the sun, kiss off, add it up and gone daddy gone.
Violent femmes wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. Violent femmes lyrics 3 song lyrics sorted by album, including blister in the sun, kiss off, add it up. Choose country australia 5 germany 2 ireland 1 spain 1 uk 6 usa 4 uk 6. Not even otherwise aggressively againstthegrain albums were safe from the sonic morass. Following the demise of sunnyboys, jeremy oxley launched a new band called chinless elite. Both valdez and riley were raised in conservative and religious households. Its a mistake to dismiss the violent femmes as just another clever cult band. Violent femmes have released ten studio albums and 15 singles during the course of their career. Violent femmes biography, albums, streaming links allmusic. The pirate bay the galaxys most resilient bittorrent site. In regards to my history with violent femmes, the dream never quite got there. Milwaukee rockers whose geeky, nervous songwriting and blend of folkpop with new wave produced several cult classics during the 80s.
The band consists of singer, guitarist and songwriter gordon gano, bassist brian ritchie, saxophonist and keyboardist blaise garza, and current drummer john sparrow. The textbook american cult band of the 1980s, the violent femmes captured the essence of teen angst with remarkable precision. Box car racer was an american rock band formed in san diego, california in 2001. Vinyl lp violent femmes is the debut album by violent femmes. And just off of stage left stood bruce, mickey and his son laughing their asses off for the entire set. Jeremiah griffin harrison born february 21, 1949 is an american songwriter, musician, producer, and entrepreneur. Albums include violent femmes, hallowed ground, and.
Violent femmes news, music performances and show video. American music by the violent femmes absolutely the best song by the violent femmes. The rhythm section added high school singersongwriter gordon gano in 1981. The band originally consisted of gordon gano vocals, guitar, brian ritchie bass, and victor delorenzo drums, with guy hoffman replacing delorenzo following his departure starting in 1993 and up until his return in 2002. While their humor and quirky arrangements cant help but appeal to the college kid in all of us, gordon ganos sly lyrics are usually deeper than they appear. Violent femmes is the bands debut album, released in april 1983 on slash records. The stage was set out with a selection of guitars, banjos, etc. With the addition of drummer eric riley, the duo relocated to denver, co. Violent femmes discografia lossy mp3 320 kbps punk rock. Violent femmes violent femmes lyrics and tracklist genius. See more ideas about violent femmes, music and daddy go. Its the bands first fulllength collection of new songs since 2000s freak magnet. In 2002, rhino records remastered the album, filled out the discs length with demos, and added another disc of live tracks and a radio interview for a. Just click the edit page button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the biography submission guide.799 1459 1082 247 593 784 1051 1119 1275 943 115 655 760 856 969 901 1528 774 43 24 1378 272 898 822 1104 766 1240 137 495 394 889 1211 1379