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 (76)

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
9 23845-4, 4-23845 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album) Slash, Slash 9 23845-4, 4-23845 US 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
4-23845, 9 23845-4 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, Bar) 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
9 23845-4 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album, Club, BMG) Slash 9 23845-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
VG 50028 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Virgin, Rough Trade VG 50028 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
BT-7017 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Big Time BT-7017 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
BT-7017 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Big Time BT-7017 Australia 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
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
ROUGH 55 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 55 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
ROUGH 55 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 55 UK 1983 Sell This Version
25RTL-17 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Rough Trade 25RTL-17 Japan 1984 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, 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
D19435, CDLIB5114 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album) Slash, Liberation Records D19435, CDLIB5114 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
9 23845-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album) Slash 9 23845-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
P2 28035 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, Club) Slash, London Records P2 28035 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
W2 23845 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, Club) Slash, Columbia House W2 23845 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
9 23845-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, Club, RE) Slash 9 23845-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
D19435 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, Liberation Records D19435 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
92-38454 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album) Slash 92-38454 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
SMMC 15, 828 035-4 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album) Slash, London Records SMMC 15, 828 035-4 UK 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
LIB5114 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) Slash, Liberation Records LIB5114 US 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) Metronome, London Records 828 035-1 Germany 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
422-828035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 422-828035-2 US 1990 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
828035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(Cass, Album) Slash, London Records 828035-2 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
828 035-1 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album) London Records, Slash 828 035-1 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
828 035-1 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, TP) London Records, Slash 828 035-1 Greece 1993 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
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) 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
8122782422 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(2xCD, Album, RE) Slash, Rhino Records (2) 8122782422 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
R2 78242 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) R2 78242 US 2002 Sell This Version
8122-78242-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(2xCD, Album, 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, RM) Rhino Records (2), Slash, Warner Strategic Marketing 8122-78242-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
R1 79951 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Rhino Records (2) R1 79951 US 2003 Sell This Version
R1 79951 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, Ltd, 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
CR00111 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, 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
CD 23845 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album) Slash CD 23845 Canada 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
828 035-2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album) Slash, London Records 828 035-2 Australasia 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
2 28259 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 2 28259 Canada 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 Europe 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
3984 28259 2 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(CD, Album, RE) Slash, London Records 3984 28259 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
#23845 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP) Slash #23845 US 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, RE) Big Time, Slash BT-7017 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version

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wigawax

wigawax

November 2, 2018
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00108
The Rhino Records (2) reissue ( 2003 ) is much better than this. More dynamic and raw...
Cheers.
Seansulll

Seansulll

September 24, 2018
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00108

Very very happy with this record. The crystal clear quality of the bass guitar makes for an amazing sound.
obsessions

obsessions

September 17, 2018
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, S/Edition, Pea, CR00111
So, i bought this copy and when i played it blister in the sun and kiss off were both very unlistenable. skipping like crazy. so i went back and exchanged it for a new copy thinking it was scratched and the new copy plays the exact same way! im not the most educated person on vinyl but what solutions would anyone recommend? i have AT-LP 120-USB
StereoNexus

StereoNexus

August 23, 2018
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, ROUGH 55

Is this a first press? I can't seem to find any other information about this version.
bjoshman

bjoshman

July 13, 2018
edited 5 months ago
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00108
I've had two now with the exact same audible mark at the start of track A4 from the same vendor.
SwitcherooU

SwitcherooU

June 22, 2018
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00108
A nice, clean pressing. Absolutely happy with it. It's always a little worrisome to not see the original label do the pressing, but Craft did a good job with this one.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

June 15, 2018
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00108
I bought the Urban Outfitters color exclusive and am pretty pleased with the way it sounds. Read my review for that entry for more specific details on the quality of this reissue/remaster...cheers
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

June 15, 2018
edited 6 months ago
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, S/Edition, Pea, CR00111
This is an awesome sounding reissue. Remastered very well with striking clarity and good tonal balance. The acoustic guitar sounds bright and crisp and the drums are nice and punchy. The bass is a little hollow sounding at times but the music overall sounds full and dynamic. There are times where the music could sound a little thin and lack warmth but it by no means sounds bad. Nothing really sounds compressed. Vocals sound nice and have good prescence. A little sibilant on the track 'Prove My Love.' However, I'm enjoying the overall sound on this one. The pressing seems to have no flaws either, nice and flat and centered properly. The record was a little staticky coming out of the laminated inner sleeve but barely noticeable,I only noticed it on the lead-ins not during the music. This is the third reissue I own from the Craft Recordings label and I have been 100% satisfied will all of them. They are quickly becoming a reliable reissue label for me. I'll continue to buy their releases if they continue to produce decent quality reissues.
comountaingolf

comountaingolf

June 14, 2018
edited 6 months ago
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, S/Edition, Pea, CR00111
Available on 750 limited copies of splatter "peach" vinyl, exclusively at UO.
jrsmusic

jrsmusic

June 12, 2018
referencing Violent Femmes, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00108
I'm happy with my copy. It needed a good cleaning due to that cloudy release agent they spray on the plates at the plant. Sound wise it's very good, although I listened at a low comfortable volume. Nice sleeve and facsimile of the OG inner. Well worth the $22.99 I paid. I have not compared this release to my original or the recent green vinyl release.