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Although the Violent Femmes took their cues from Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers, their self-titled debut blended folk and punk unlike anyone before or since. The album is a true classic. Contains Femmes fan favourites Gone Daddy Gone, Add It Up and the world famous Blister In The Sun. LP and CD on Concord. CD contains two bonus tracks.
Vinyl repress of Faith No More's 'The Real Thing' following the earlier 2xCD re-issues of this and 'Angel Dust'. The album that saw them break through in the UK and sow the seeds for rock/rap. Deluxe 180g vinyl in gatefold sleeve with a bonus disc of extra material including rarities. Including massive tunes such as 'Epic', 'Falling To Pieces' and 'War Pigs'.
Following up a classic like the Violent Femmes debut was always going to be a big ask. However, Gordon Gano had saved some classics for Hallowed Ground, such as Country Death Song, which he wrote in 10th Grade. Gano did use Hollowed Ground to display some of his Christian beliefs, lyrically taking the band in a different direction.