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Violent FemmesWhy Do Birds Sing?

Label:Slash – 828 239-1, London Records – 828 239-1
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Folk Rock

Tracklist

A1American Music
Acoustic Bass [Acoustic Bass Guitar], Didgeridoo, Electric Guitar, VocalsBrian Ritchie
Chorus, Handclaps [Claps]Alex*, Carmaig*, Michael*, Mike*, Violent Femmes
KeyboardsTom Mandell*
Mixed ByEric "E.T." Thorngren*
Organ [Hammond]Michael Beinhorn
Snare [Brushed Snare Drum], Bells [Sleigh Bells], Timpani [Tympani], Vocals, TambourineVictor DeLorenzo
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Soloist, Electric Guitar [Solo]Gordon Gano
A2Out The Window
Acoustic Bass [Acoustic Bass Guitar], VocalsBrian Ritchie
Mixed ByDavid Vartanian
Snare [Brushed Snare Drum], Woodwind [Wood], Cowbell, Tabla [Arabic], VocalsVictor DeLorenzo
Vocals, Acoustic GuitarGordon Gano
A3Look Like That
Acoustic Bass [Acoustic Bass Guitar], Vocals, Glockenspiel, Electric GuitarBrian Ritchie
Mixed ByDavid Vartanian
Snare [Brushed Snare Drum], Tambourine, VocalsVictor DeLorenzo
Vocals, Acoustic GuitarGordon Gano
A4Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
Adapted By [Lyrics]Gordon Gano
Bouzouki, Acoustic Bass [Acoustic Bass Guitar], Electric GuitarBrian Ritchie
Drums [Drum Set], Tambourine, Idiophone [Tranceaphone], VocalsVictor DeLorenzo
Mixed ByEric "E.T." Thorngren*
Piano, MellotronMichael Beinhorn
Vocals, Acoustic GuitarGordon Gano
Written-ByO'Dowd*, Moss*, Craig*, Hay*
A5Hey Nonny Nonny
Acoustic Bass [Acoustic Bass Guitar], VocalsBrian Ritchie
Lyrics By [Text: 16th Century Poem Colin By The Shepard Tonie]Traditional
Mixed ByDavid Vartanian
Music By, Lyrics By [Additional]Gordon Gano
Snare [Brushed Snare Drum], Tambourine, Shaker [Shakers], VocalsVictor DeLorenzo
Vocals, Acoustic GuitarGordon Gano
A6Used To Be
Acoustic Bass [Acoustic Bass Guitar]Brian Ritchie
Harmonium, Mellotron, Arranged By [String Arrangement]Michael Beinhorn
Mixed ByEric "E.T." Thorngren*
Snare [Brushed Snare Drum], Idiophone [Tranceaphone], Tambourine, CymbalVictor DeLorenzo
Vocals, Acoustic GuitarGordon Gano
B1Girl Trouble
Acoustic Bass [Acoustic Bass Guitar], VocalsBrian Ritchie
Mixed ByDavid Vartanian
Snare [Brushed Snare Drum], Idiophone [Tranceaphone], Cymbal, VocalsVictor DeLorenzo
Vocals, Acoustic GuitarGordon Gano
B2He Likes Me
Acoustic Bass [Acoustic Bass Guitar], VocalsBrian Ritchie
Mixed ByDavid Vartanian
Snare [Brushed Snare Drum], VocalsVictor DeLorenzo
Vocals, Acoustic GuitarGordon Gano
B3Life Is A Scream
Drums [Drum Set]Victor DeLorenzo
Mixed ByDavid Vartanian
Vocals, Bass [8-String Slide Wah Wah Bass]Brian Ritchie
Vocals, Electric GuitarGordon Gano
B4Flamingo Baby
Acoustic Bass [Acoustic Bass Guitar], UkuleleBrian Ritchie
Congas [Conga Drum]Victor DeLorenzo
Mixed ByDavid Vartanian
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Soloist, Slide Guitar [Slide Solo]Gordon Gano
B5Lack Of Knowledge
Acoustic Bass [Acoustic Bass Guitar], Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], VocalsBrian Ritchie
Mixed ByDavid Vartanian
Snare [Brushed Snare Drum], Tom Tom, Cymbal, Tambourine, Performer [Fire Extinguisher], VocalsVictor DeLorenzo
Vocals, Acoustic GuitarGordon Gano
B6More Money Tonight
Drums [Drum Set], VocalsVictor DeLorenzo
Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], VocalsBrian Ritchie
Mixed ByDavid Vartanian
Vocals, GuitarGordon Gano
B7I'm Free
Acoustic Bass [Acoustic Bass Guitar], Banjo, Electric Bass [Electric Bass Guitar], Jew's Harp [Jaw Harp]Brian Ritchie
Mixed ByDavid Vartanian
Snare [Brushed Snare Drum], Idiophone [Tranceaphone], Vocals, Drums [Drum Set]Victor DeLorenzo
Vocals, Acoustic GuitarGordon Gano
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Includes a printed inner sleeve with lyrics.

Marketed in France by Barclay & in Germany by Metronome Musik GmbH.
Made In Holland.

Studios:
Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA
Larrabee Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Hit Factory, NY
D.V.'s Perversion Room Mach II, Milwaukee, WI.
American Recording, Woodland Hills, CA
Masterdisk, NY

All songs [...] ©1991 Gorno Music ASCAP except "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" [...] ©1982 Virgin Music Inc. ASCAP [...] and "Hey Nonny Nonny, [...] Text: 16th century poem Colin by the Shepard Tonie. Lyrics reprinted by permission.

℗ 1991 Slash Records
© 1991 Slash Records

Thanks:
A.Baldoni Music, Sterling Ball/Ernie Ball, Cascio Music, Trace Elliot, Bill Faust/Faust Music, Joes', Milwaukee, Dick Boak/Martin, Neville Kitchen/Maton, Jim Foote/Music Works, Niceman, Sonor, Uncle Bob's Music, Ya German Communications Oompa

Special Thanks:
Ivo Baldoni, Barry & Mary Baumann, Jim Bartz, Rick Bates, Karin Berg, Michael Blair, Jerome Brisch, Darren Brown, Warren Bruleigh, Thor Christensen, Peter Critchley, Carmaig De Forest, Joseph DeLorenzo, Jim Eannelli, Charles Gaiennie, Mark Geiger, Jerry Harrison, John Henderson, Vivian Lees, Caleb Lentzner, Scott Leonard, Willie MacInnes, Dianne Petashnick, Michael Ramos, Frank Riley, Alan Skiena, Speedy, Theatre X of Milwaukee, Trevor Veitch, Ken West, Tim Whitten, Peter Wozniak.

Further names printed on inner sleeve:
Susan Rogers
Mike Kloster, Tom Fritze, Lori Fumar
Howie Weinberg

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 82391 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0042282823915
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 1): 828 239 1 S1 = 1 670 06 11 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 1): 828 239 1 S2 = 1 670 06 11 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 2): 828 239 1 S1 = 1 670 06 11 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 2): 828 239 1 S2 = 1 670 06 11 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 3): 828 239 1 S1 = 1 670 06 11 o
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 3): 828 239 1 S2 = 1 670 06 11 7
  • Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Label Code: LC 7654
  • Price Code: BA 281
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 4): 828 239 1 S1 = 1 670 06 11 12
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 4): 828 239 1 S2 = 1 670 06 11 10

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Why Do Birds Sing? (CD, Album)Slash, London Records828 239-2UK1991
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Why Do Birds Sing? (CD, Album)Slash, Reprise Records9 26476-2US1991
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Why Do Birds Sing? (CD, Album)Liberation RecordsD 30551Australia1991
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Why Do Birds Sing? (CD, Album)Slash, Reprise RecordsCD 26476Canada1991
Why Do Birds Sing? (CD, Album, Club Edition)Slash, Reprise RecordsW2 26476US1991

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  • NclsLgt's avatar
    NclsLgt
    I agree with other comment! Top notch side A! Sound extremely good!
    • turban330's avatar
      turban330
      The Femmes at the top of their form, a classic American indie record. Highly recommended.

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