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Violent Femmes

The Violent Femmes have released eight studio albums and fifteen singles during the course of their career. The band found immediate success with the release of their self-titled debut album in early 1983. Featuring many of their well-known songs, including "Blister in the Sun", "Kiss Off", "Add It Up" and "Gone Daddy Gone", Violent Femmes became the band's biggest-selling album and was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA. Violent Femmes went on to become one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the 1980s, selling over 9 million albums by 2005. After the release of their third album The Blind Leading the Naked (1986), the band's future was uncertain and they split up in 1987, when Gano and Ritchie went solo. However, they regrouped a year later, releasing the album 3 (1989). Since then, Violent Femmes' popularity continued to grow, especially in the United States where the songs "Nightmares" and "American Music" cracked the top five on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

The Violent Femmes, formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1980, are an American alternative rock band, noted for laying the groundwork for folk punk.
The band signed to Slash Records and released a self-titled album that they had recorded in July 1982.
In 2007, Gano surprised many long-time fans by selling advertising rights for the classic "Blister in the Sun" to Wendy's Hamburgers.
In 2004, Their song "Fat" was used in the movie Super Size Me.
A cover version of the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song was made. A music video was also shot.



Blister In The Sun
Gone Daddy Gone

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