In April 1983.

In April 1983, “Slash” label released the debut, self-titled Violent Femmes album. It was recorded July – September 1982, at “Castle Studios” in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; “Music Works Studios” in London, and was produced by Mark Van Hecke. In 1991, the album was certified Platinum in the U.S. by the “RIIA”.


  • Gordon Gano – lead vocals, guitar, violin
  • Brian Ritchie – vocals, acoustic and electric bass guitar, xylophone
  • Victor DeLorenzo – vocals, snare drum, tranceaphone, drum set, Scotch marching bass drum
  • Mark Van Hecke – piano
  • Luke W. Midkiff – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Gano, except where noted.

  1. Blister in the Sun
  2. Kiss Off
  3. Please Don’t Go
  4. Add It Up
  5. Confessions
  6. Prove My Love
  7. Promise
  8. To the Kill
  9. Gone Daddy Gone – Gordon Dano, Willie Dixon
  10. Good feeling

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