Violent Femmes ‎– Violent Femmes

Rhino Records (2) ‎– R1 79951
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram

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A1 Blister In The Sun 2:23
A2 Kiss Off 2:53
A3 Please Do Not Go 4:15
A4 Add It Up 4:44
A5 Confessions 5:27
B1 Prove My Love 2:37
B2 Promise 2:48
B3 To The Kill 3:59
B4 Gone Daddy Gone 3:03
B5 Good Feeling
Piano – Mark Van Hecke

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180-Gram High Quality Vinyl.
Recorded at Castle Recording Company,
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, July 1982.

Thanks to Robert Munger, Bryan King, 4TA and The Bone.
Special thanks to our friends who are no longer with us, James and Christina.

Originally released as Violent Femmes (Jan 1982).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 8122-79951-1 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched, Runout Side A): S-61077 R1-79951-SIDE 1 G1 RM
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched, Runout Side B): S-61078 R1-79951-SIDE 2 G1 RM

Other Versions (5 of 73) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1-23845 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Slash 1-23845 US 1983 Sell This Version
P2 28035 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, Club) Slash, London Records P2 28035 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
422-828035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 422-828035-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
422-828 035-4 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album) Slash 422-828 035-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
CR00108 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE, RM) Craft Recordings CR00108 US 2018 Sell This Version


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June 1, 2018
Just picked up a beautiful sounding Rhino 2003 reissue, absolutely one of the better Rhino reissues from the early 2000"s.


May 8, 2018
I bought this for 16 bucks new. Why the hell is it selling for so much?


July 24, 2017

The is vinyl is dead silent. The problem is the mastering is horrible. The snare doesn't sound like a snare. And 90% of the drums are snare. Just an awful mastering. I've compared it to both the 1984 repress and the 1987 CD. The CD sound better than this mess. This is an album that is supposed to make you get up and dance. This pressing doesn't do that. The CD does. The 1984 press does it even more. It's not just the snare, it's everything. The vocals are flat. The xylophone lacks tone. Stay away from this thing. 3 stars for 5 star album.


November 9, 2016

Bad pressing. i have a lot of crackle and pop. I try it with two copies. After of this i prefer to buy a original vinyl.


November 18, 2015

This reissue is awesome. The snap of Ritchie's bass, Gano's guitar and the vocals! Wow, you've never heard this album until you get this version.


October 28, 2014

This is a beautiful pressing. Its one of the best sounding records that I've bought new as of late. The bass is so distinct. I'm having no pops, crackles or the like and its amazing. I would recommend this pressing a hundred times over.


February 11, 2014
I just picked up this pressing as well. Found it had a lot of crackle and pop as well as recurring scratchy sound. I cleaned the record and visually inspected it. It seems visually fine, but it sounds rough in spots, especially "Blister in the sun". I am going to play it s few times to see if the issue clears up, if not I may return it and try my luck with a different copy. If I ignore periodic crackle and pop, this is a good sounding album.


January 16, 2014

Beautiful sounding pressing, bass really sticks out.
I don't have anything but the CD to compare to, but I can say that the vinyl is better.