Violent FemmesViolent Femmes

Label:Slash – 1-23845, Slash – 9 23845-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Allied Pressing
Style:Alternative Rock, Indie Rock


A1Blister In The Sun2:23
A2Kiss Off2:53
A3Please Do Not Go4:15
A4Add It Up4:44
B1Prove My Love2:37
B3To The Kill3:59
B4Gone Daddy Gone3:03
B5Good Feeling3:49

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Recorded at Castle Recording Company, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, July 1982.

© & ℗ 1982 Slash Records
Lyrics © 1983 Gorno Music Publishing ASCAP

Packaged with a custom printed inner sleeve featuring song lyrics.

This second pressing uses stock Slash labels, unlike the first pressing which has uniquely designed "two-tone" labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Pressing Plant ID (Allied logo stamped in runouts): ɑ
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23845-1
  • Barcode (Scan): 075992384513
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 1): 1-23845-A-SH2 ɑ B-18958-ASH2 SLM △ 6040 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 1): 1-23845-B-SH2 ɑ B-18959-SH2 SLM △ 61̸2̸0-X 6040X 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 2): 1-23845-A-SH2 ɑ B-18958-A SH2 SLM △ 6040 0-1 1-2 SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 2): 1-23845-B SR1 SP 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 3): 1-23845-A-SH2 a B-18958-A SH2 SLM △ 6040 0̶2̶S̶M̶1̶ 1̶-̶2̶ SP. 0-1 SM1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 3): 1-23845-B SR1 SP 1-1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Violent Femmes (Cassette, Album, Winchester, No Barcode)Slash, Slash4-23845, 9 23845-4US1983
Violent Femmes (LP, Album)Rough Trade, SlashRTD 17Germany1983
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Violent Femmes (LP, Album)Rough TradeROUGH 55UK1983
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Violent Femmes (LP, Album)Slash, Warner Bros. Records92 38451Canada1983
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Violent Femmes (LP, Album)Big TimeBT-7017Australia1983



  • Louis2203's avatar
    Being from Milwaukee, this album was a must. I refused to buy online so I waited until I found it at a store. I finally found it and I couldn’t be happier. Great sounding album. It’s an awkward masterpiece.
    • chuckblogsdotcom's avatar
      This album sounds really great. Drums, bass, guitar all sound fantastic. Not a bad listen.
      • 4thFloorWalkup's avatar
        This album sounds fantastic, I can’t imagine it sounding any better.
        • dll99082's avatar
          Have never heard a remaster of this...But I can't imagine I would ever need a different version than this one. Sounds fantastic, excellent sound to all the instruments, especially the bass and drums sounds.
          •'s avatar
            Can anyone confirm if your pressing is on translucent brown vinyl?
            • boy_version's avatar
              This record gets people dancing at a party if they’ve heard it before or not.
              • ProfessorPing's avatar
                Nobody combined angst and mope and longing and songwriting and noise quite like the Violent Femmes. Five Stars.
                • jefreybwilkerson's avatar
                  Aaaah, the memories.....

                  I will never forget the first time I heard this album. I was only 11, I heard it playing from down the hall and ran to my sister's room, and demanded to know who it was. I was addicted at once.
                  The Violent Femmes' first album is remarkable. It's intimate, it's nasty, it's tender, it's vulgar, it's mellow, it's vicious, it's funny, it's morose. If you like someone and you want to make them a mix, you need something from this album. (There's lots to choose from their first four albums, but you can't go wrong here.)

                  I don't know how much of an impact it might make on a young person today, but for me it was a milestone for an adolescent who thought he knew what to expect from punk rock. It also makes a great gift.

                  • LAMF_DTK's avatar
                    One of the greatest albums Eva!
                    • tlafrance's avatar
                      Edited 11 years ago
                      Best Rock Xylophone solo ever! This album proves you don't need to be plugged in to totally knock down the walls. Is it wrong that I use Add It Up to teach my children how to count?


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