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Permanent Record: The Very Best of the Violent Femmes

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Download links and information about Permanent Record: The Very Best of the Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Alternative genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 01:04:09 minutes.

Artist: Violent Femmes
Release date: 2005
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Alternative
Tracks: 17
Duration: 01:04:09
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Gimme the Car 5:08
2. Blister In the Sun 2:24
3. Gone Daddy Gone 3:06
4. Kiss Off 2:56
5. Add It Up 4:44
6. Black Girls 5:40
7. Jesus Walking On the Water 3:05
8. Children of the Revolution 4:17
9. I Held Her In My Arms 2:52
10. Nightmares 3:31
11. American Music 3:50
12. Breakin' Up 4:00
13. Color Me Once 4:11
14. I Danced 2:12
15. Country Death Song 5:01
16. Freak Magnet 2:35
17. Good Feeling (Live At Rhino, 2002) 4:37

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Beginning with the killer B-side “Gimme the Car” (later a bonus cut on the self-titled debut album) and working its way through the highlights on their ensuing albums, Permanent Record is a concise look at Wisconsin’s finest alternative rock band. “Blister In the Sun,” “Gone Daddy Gone,” Kiss Off” and “Add It Up” are the highlights from the debut. (It could be argued that the entire first album could be included here.) “Black Girls” includes avant-jazz legend John Zorn’s horn section. T. Rex’s “Children of the Revolution” and “I Held Her In My Arms” show the band’s expanding pop appeal, which at first listen to singer Gordon Gano’s adenoidal vocals once seemed like an impossibility. The tracks from their latter-day albums, “Nightmares” from 3, “American Music” from Why Do Birds Sing?, “Color Me Once,” a rarity from the 1994 Machine EP, taken from the era of the New Times album, which featured the tortured “Breakin’ Up” and “I Danced,” and the title track from Freak Magnet, all prove the band still had its mojo, if in more limited doses.