Violent Femmes ‎– Violent Femmes

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Album sales: 1,000,000+
First release date: April 1983

The debut studio album from the Violent Femmes. It is considered the the band's biggest-selling album and their only release that went platinum by the RIAA, selling over a million copies. The album also features many of their well-known songs, including "Blister in the Sun", "Kiss Off", "Add It Up" and "Gone Daddy Gone".

Although this album actually came out in April 1983, the "official" release date has apprently been called into confusion. Due to a typo on the Violent Femmes' website and some copies of the album, many believe that it was released in 1982, but this is almost certainly not true.

Tracklist

Blister In The Sun 2:23
Kiss Off 2:53
Please Do Not Go 4:15
Add It Up 4:44
Confessions 5:27
Prove My Love 2:37
Promise 2:48
To The Kill 3:59
Gone Daddy Gone 3:03
Good Feeling 3:49

Versions (99)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1-23845 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Slash 1-23845 US 1983 Sell This Version
422-828 035-4 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album) Slash 422-828 035-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
TC-BT-7017 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album) Big Time Phonograph Recording Co., Slash Records TC-BT-7017 1983 Sell This Version
92-38454, 92 38454 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 92-38454, 92 38454 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4-23845, 9 23845-4 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album) Slash, Slash 4-23845, 9 23845-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
W4 23845 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, Club) Slash W4 23845 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
SLA 9 23845-4, 4-23845 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, Mat) Slash, Slash SLA 9 23845-4, 4-23845 US 1983 Sell This Version
SLA 9 23845-4, 4-23845 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Slash, Slash SLA 9 23845-4, 4-23845 US 1983 Sell This Version
4-23845, 9 23845-4 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, SR) Slash, Slash 4-23845, 9 23845-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
none Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Violent Femmes) none Yugoslavia 1983 Sell This Version
4-23845, 9 23845-4 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, Win) Slash, Slash 4-23845, 9 23845-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
4-23845, 9 23845-4 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, Win) Slash, Slash 4-23845, 9 23845-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
92 38451 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 92 38451 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
ROUGH 55 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Rough Trade, Virgin ROUGH 55 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
RTD 17 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Rough Trade, Slash RTD 17 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
23845-1, 9 23845-1 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 23845-1, 9 23845-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
ROUGH 55, Rough 55 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Rough Trade, Rough Trade ROUGH 55, Rough 55 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
VG 50028, 062-VG 50028 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Virgin, Rough Trade, Virgin VG 50028, 062-VG 50028 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
92 38451 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 92 38451 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
92 38451 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 92 38451 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
BT-7017 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Big Time BT-7017 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
ROUGH 55 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 55 UK 1983 Sell This Version
BT-7017 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Big Time BT-7017 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
ROUGH 55 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 55 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
BT-7017 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Big Time BT-7017 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
BT-7017 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, Fir) Big Time, Slash BT-7017 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
43-071-L, 43-071 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Nuevos Medios, Rough Trade, Nuevos Medios 43-071-L, 43-071 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
TM/RT 55 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Transmedia, Rough Trade TM/RT 55 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-17 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Rough Trade 25RTL-17 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
TM/RT 55 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, MP) Transmedia, Rough Trade TM/RT 55 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-17 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, Promo) Rough Trade 25RTL-17 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
1-23845, 9 23845-1 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RP, All) Slash, Slash 1-23845, 9 23845-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
1-23845, 9 23845-1 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RP, SRC) Slash, Slash 1-23845, 9 23845-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
9 23845-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, Club, RE) Slash 9 23845-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
P2 28035 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, Club, RE) Slash, London Records P2 28035 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
9 23845-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash 9 23845-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
D19435, CDLI5114, D 19435 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, Liberation Records, Slash D19435, CDLI5114, D 19435 1987 Sell This Version
D19435 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, Liberation Records D19435 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
D19435, CDLIB5114 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, Liberation Records D19435, CDLIB5114 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
SMMC 15, 828 035-4, 8280354 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, RE) Slash, London Records, London Records SMMC 15, 828 035-4, 8280354 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
C19435 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, RE) Slash, Liberation Records C19435 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
SMMC 15, 828 035-4 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, RE) Slash, London Records SMMC 15, 828 035-4 UK 1987 Sell This Version
92-38454 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, RE) Slash 92-38454 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
SLMP 15, 828 035-1 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE) Slash, London Records, London American Recordings SLMP 15, 828 035-1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
828 035-1 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE) London Records 828 035-1 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
828 035-1 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE) Metronome, London Records 828 035-1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
SLMP 15, 828 035-1 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE) Slash, London Records, London American Recordings SLMP 15, 828 035-1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
LIB5114 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE) Slash, Liberation Records LIB5114 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
828 035-1 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE) Metronome, London Records 828 035-1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
C19435 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, RE) Slash, Liberation Records C19435 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
3984 28259 2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 3984 28259 2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
828 035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 828 035-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
062 - VG 50028 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RP) Slash 062 - VG 50028 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
828 035-1 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE) London Records 828 035-1 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
D19435, CDLIB5114 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, Liberation Records D19435, CDLIB5114 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
828035-4 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 828035-4 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
828 035-1 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE) London Records, Slash 828 035-1 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
828 035-1 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE, TP) London Records, Slash 828 035-1 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
828 035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Slash (3), London Records (3) 828 035-2 Bulgaria 1998 Sell This Version
828 035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, Unofficial) Slash (3), London Records (3) 828 035-2 Bulgaria 1998 Sell This Version
R2 79951 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash R2 79951 US 2000 Sell This Version
R2 79951 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, Rhino Records (2) R2 79951 US 2000 Sell This Version
R2 79951 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, Rhino Records (2) R2 79951 US 2000 Sell This Version
8122-78242-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2), Slash, Warner Strategic Marketing 8122-78242-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
8122-78242-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2), Slash, Warner Strategic Marketing 8122-78242-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
R2 78242 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) R2 78242 US 2002 Sell This Version
8122782422 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Slash, Rhino Records (2) 8122782422 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
R1 79951 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Gre) Rhino Records (2) R1 79951 US 2015 Sell This Version
CR00107 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE, Bon) Craft Recordings CR00107 US 2018 Sell This Version
CR00108 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Craft Recordings CR00108 US 2018 Sell This Version
CR00108 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Craft Recordings CR00108 US 2018 Sell This Version
CR00111 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE, S/Edition, Pea) Craft Recordings CR00111 US 2018 Sell This Version
R2 78242 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(2xCD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) R2 78242 US Unknown Sell This Version
D19435, CDLIB5114 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album) Slash, Liberation Records D19435, CDLIB5114 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
D19435, CDLIB5114 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album) Slash, Liberation Records D19435, CDLIB5114 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
CD 23845 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album) Slash CD 23845 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CD 23845 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album) Slash CD 23845 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
W2 23845 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, Club, RE) Slash W2 23845 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
2 28259 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 2 28259 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
3984 28259 2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 3984 28259 2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 422-828 035-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
R2 79951 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, Rhino Records (2) R2 79951 US Unknown Sell This Version
D19435, CDLIB5114 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, Liberation Records D19435, CDLIB5114 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
3984 28259 2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 3984 28259 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
422-828 035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 422-828 035-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
398428259-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 398428259-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
828 035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 828 035-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 828 035-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
828 035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 828 035-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE, PMD) Slash, London Records 828 035-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE, RP) Slash, London Records 828 035-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
828 035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE, RP) Slash, London Records 828 035-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 23845-4 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, Club, RE) Slash 9 23845-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
92 38454 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, RE) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 92 38454 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
92-38454, 92 38454 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, RE) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 92-38454, 92 38454 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
92-38454, 92 38454 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 92-38454, 92 38454 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
LIB51147 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Slash, Liberation Records LIB51147 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
BT-7017 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Big Time, Slash BT-7017 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
R1 79951 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Rhino Records (2) R1 79951 US Unknown Sell This Version

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magsrecords

magsrecords

May 1, 2021
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, 1-23845
if anyone has a spare original release disc (w/ violent femmes labels, NOT slash/warner) in decent shape please message me!
boy_version

boy_version

April 1, 2021
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, RP, All, 1-23845, 9 23845-1

This record gets people dancing at a party if they’ve heard it before or not.
Prockward

Prockward

March 31, 2021
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00108

Everyone is right the original sounds better, but if your on a budget this is a good pressing. If I didn’t have an og to compare I would think this was great. Man the first pressing is just incredible
louis.carollo

louis.carollo

March 26, 2021
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00108
Craft pressing, nice and quiet....sounds much better than I expected after reading reviews.
warsperfume

warsperfume

March 20, 2021
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00108
Doesn’t look like a Rainbo pressing by the runouts. Any idea if this is the current press? I’d like to get a Kevin Grey cut from RTI. I already have the 00s Rhino reissue that the other Craft pressing uses the plates from.
warsperfume

warsperfume

March 20, 2021
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00108
Looks like the same plates from the 00s Rhino pressing is used for this reissue? I also saw another entry for a 2018 Craft pressing with a Kevin Grey cut from RTI? Which one is currently being pressed, any idea?
https://www.discogs.com/Violent-Femmes-Violent-Femmes/release/1043912
HaberLab2000

HaberLab2000

March 19, 2021
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00108

My local just got this in yesterday, and I jumped on it after somehow giving up my original copy some years ago and always regretting it.

I was a little worried as I checked discog reviews before buying it, and saw a mixed experience.

There was a strip of stray vinyl still attached to the edge that fist looked like a defect, but it came off easily, and then it was total silence! At lease until Confessions when sadly, a repeating pop started and lasted the song.

I'll try and give it a better cleaning and hope for the best.

Side two sounds perfect.

Overall, I'm very happy with this! Just have to jump up and skip Add it Up with the kids around 😁
JoshF74

JoshF74

March 16, 2021
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00108

Craft Records 35th anniversary reissue on 180g vinyl. I’m very happy with this pressing. Quiet, no surface noise, it sounds good to me.
Prockward

Prockward

February 19, 2021
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, 1-23845

A perfect album and a perfect pressing. Absolutely my most played in recent months.
tdays

tdays

February 7, 2021
referencing Violent Femmes, CD, Album, RE, 422-828 035-2
This CD release is fantastic and sounds great. The dynamic range is quite good and outperforms the later remasters done in the early 2000s.