The Blind Leading the Naked
Download links and information about The Blind Leading the Naked by Violent Femmes. This album was released in 1986 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 37:36 minutes.
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|1.||Old Mother Reagan||0:31|
|6.||Love & Me Make Three||2:53|
|8.||I Held Her In My Arms||2:52|
|9.||Children of the Revolution||4:19|
By employing Talking Heads guitarist Jerry Harrison to produce their third album, the Violent Femmes found the most sensible way to approach the mainstream. After all, Talking Heads had managed the feat of crossing over from the minimalist new-wave ethos of their early work into a real-life pop band. The difficulty here was how to take the group’s acoustic punk-folk approach and Gordon Gano’s aching adenoidal vocals and turn them into something for the whole family. The opener, “Old Mother Reagan,” in thirty seconds already chose an aggressive side. From there, the power of the anti-war “No Killing” took care of a memorable hook. Horns were added to the band’s most accessible tune to date, “I Held Her In My Arms,” and the band unleashed a funk previously unheard with their cover of T. Rex’s “Children of the Revolution.” Elsewhere, the band could still be raw. “Breakin’ Hearts” is an old country tune with harmonies that slip and slide. “Candlelight Song” trips along with plenty of weird instrumentation. “Good Friend” punches up a catchy acoustic pop number that sounds like Lou Reed could’ve written it.