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Without doubt they were. And at the same time, no one quite captured the Femmes sound. Rock music stripped past even the bone, to the very marrow.
Posted by Kit on Wednesday, 01.3.07 @ 00:36am
I'll be completely honest--I LOVE the band's music, but don't know much of their history. I really hope they make it into the Hall of Fame--they deserve it more than any band eligible for '08 (But I wouldn't count on them getting in their first year).
Posted by Eric on Thursday, 02.22.07 @ 15:30pm
How many times have you heard that the self-titled album is "one of the most influential albums to teenage rock fans". Every person who likes indie music has (or had) this record. Even though none of their other albums has been as important or even good as that one, "s/t" gets them in the HOF, in 2011, maybe? Not first year, though.
Posted by Ryan Gibbs on Saturday, 05.19.07 @ 14:20pm
I can see why that album was so beloved...but there's not enough to reel me in. It's more of a tribute to the gods of pop-rock that came before them, nothing too groundbreaking to these ears...not to mention that the lyrical content seems a bit immature as we grow older...
Posted by Casper on Monday, 05.21.07 @ 02:40am
Lyrical content seems a bit immature? Not if you are in touch with those years of your life. Teen Angst always sells, and that is why generation after generation have discovered the Femmes and loved them. Of course, I am personally a bigger fan of some of the other albums, but I cannot deny what that album did for me when I first heard it in 1986, when I was 14 and angsty. It's angst on a level of the Cure, just in a totally different direction.
Posted by gary on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 11:58am
Maybe individual albums should be inducted somehow. While the Violent Femmes don't quite make the grade overall, that first album of theirs was so good and so influential and so ubiquitous (it seemed to me for many years that noone actually owned the record, they had all taped it off someone who owned it, but you never actually met that guy. I ended up with a copy of a copy for several years before buying the disc for myself). My entire high school theatre group, and all the others from my home town, knew that record word for word. When I got to college, it turned out that lots of other people knew it that well too. I know that Bon Jovi somehow sold a lot more records, but for me and my friends and TONS more like us, THIS was the sing-along rock 'n' roll record of our youths.
Posted by Jack on Friday, 09.12.08 @ 09:54am
They probably didn't sell enough records. Any Rock group from 1980 and up who doesn't have Gold and Platinum albums won't get in the Hall. RIAA.com
Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 01.9.09 @ 11:46am
I double checked.. They've got a couple of million sellers. My bad.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 01.9.09 @ 13:36pm
As much as I love the Femmes, I honestly don't think they'll be inducted. I really, really enjoy their brand of punk-rock-acoustic and "Viva Wisconsin" is one of my favorite live albums, but somehow I just don't see their reach as broad enough to really justify induction. Still a Femmes fans, though - don't get me wrong.
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Posted by Valium no prescription on Wednesday, 12.16.09 @ 16:02pm
the violent femmes are the shit. i'm 18 and they've been one of my all time favorite bands since i was 12. they deserve it for the energy and angst and mild psychosis that comes through their music.
Posted by katie on Thursday, 12.17.09 @ 00:48am
"The Violent Femmes, they play all of their instruments....and you can't ***k with the Violent Femmes!!!"
Posted by Jason Voigt on Tuesday, 10.22.13 @ 23:06pm
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