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TIMBUK 3
TINA TURNER
TOMMY TUTONE
TOM PETTY (ROCK)
TOTO
T'PAU
TRACEY ULLMAN
TRACY CHAPMAN
TRIO, THE
TRIUMPH (ROCK)
TUBES, THE
U2 (ROCK)
UB40
VAN STEPHENSON
VAPORS, THE
VILLAGE PEOPLE
VIOLENT FEMMES
WALL OF VOODOO
WANG CHUNG
WEATHER GIRLS, THE
WEIRD AL
WHAM!
WHEN IN ROME
WILL TO POWER
YES (ROCK)
ZZ TOP (ROCK)

Violent Femmes - Top 40
 

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Permanent Record: The Very Best of Violent Femmes   Add It Up (1981-1993) Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes (all males, by the by) was formed in 1980 in Milwaukee.  The name of the band has no real meaning, the founding members just liked the way it sounded.  While they were making a name for themselves, the Violent Femmes was known to play in bars and street corners of Milwaukee.  They got their big break after being invited by Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) to play an impromptu set prior to a Pretenders concert in 1981.

The band's self-titled album hit shelves in 1981, and their second release, Hallowed Ground (1984), was a turn in a more country music direction.  Their third release, Blind Leading the Naked, was a turn back to a more pop sound, and this album featured the minor T-Rex cover "Children of the Revolution".  It was their 1989 release,  3, which featured their first biggest non-movie soundtrack hit ("Nightmares").  As far as movie soundtrack songs go, some of you will remember the Violent Femmes for the song "Blister in the Sun", which was originally released on their debut album and featured on the 1997 move Gross Pointe Blank.  Another soundtrack friendly song from this album was "Kiss Off". 

The Violent Femmes continued producing well into the 1990's and beyond, even though they have split up and reunited a number of times over the years.  They were still active well into the 2010's, although not with all original members.  The Violent Femmes Discography is as follows:

  • 1983: Violent Femmes
  • 1984: Hallowed Ground
  • 1986: The Blind Leading the Naked
  • 1989: 3
  • 1990: Debacle: The First Decade
  • 1991: Why Do Birds Sing?
  • 1993: Add It Up (19811993)
  • 1994: New Times
  • 1995: Rock!!!!!
  • 1999: Viva Wisconsin
  • 2000: Freak Magnet
  • 2001: Something's Wrong
  • 2005: Permanent Record: The Very Best of Violent Femmes
  • 2005: BBC Live
  • 2006: Archive Series No. 1: Live in Iceland
  • 2006: Archive Series No. 2: Live in Chicago Q101
  • 1983
    Self-Titled Debut
    Violent Femmes Self-Titled 1983

    BLISTER IN THE SUN:
    [starts] When I'm out walking I strut my stuff . . . Let me go on, Like a blister in the sun, Let me go on, Big hands I know you're the one [etc]

    1984
    Hallowed Ground
    Violent Femmes Hallowed Ground

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