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The Blind Leading the Naked – Violent Femmes

The Blind Leading the Naked - Violent Femmes Artist: Violent Femmes
Album: The Blind Leading the Naked
Release Date: 1986
Duration: 37:12
Genre: Pop/Rock
Styles: Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, College Rock
Recording Date: July, 1985 – September, 1985
Recording Location: DV’s Perversion Room, Milwaukee, WI

A more mainstream effort courtesy of producer Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads). Gordon Gano returns to his troubled teen persona and the Violent Femmes rock harder than on their previous two releases. A nice cover of the T. Rex classic “Children of the Revolution” and the yearning “I Held Her in My Arms,” complete with a horn section, are highlights.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Old Mother Reagan / Gordon Gano Violent Femmes 0:29
No Killing / Gordon Gano Violent Femmes 5:10
Faith / Gordon Gano Violent Femmes 4:14
Breakin’ Hearts / Gordon Gano Violent Femmes 2:12
Special / Gordon Gano Violent Femmes 2:16
Love & Me Make Three / Victor de Lorenzo / Brian Ritchie Violent Femmes 2:50
Candlelight Song / Gordon Gano Violent Femmes 3:10
I Held Her in My Arms / Gordon Gano Violent Femmes 2:50
Children of the Revolution / Marc Bolan Violent Femmes 4:17
Good Friend / Gordon Gano Violent Femmes 3:27
Heartache / Gordon Gano Violent Femmes 2:00
Cold Canyon / Gordon Gano Violent Femmes 3:20
Two People / Gordon Gano Violent Femmes 0:57
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