Friday, June 11, 2010

Song of the Week

I know this site has enough "Reoccuring Segments" already, and this one is definitely not going to hang around and get it's own tag, but I must acknowledge the huge love affair I am having with the Violent Femmes right now. I bought the record off the street downtown somewhere knowing I was going to like it, but not knowing the depths this album, recorded in 1982 in Wisconsin was going to get to me. Man it's awesome. Maybe the best trio since James Gang. Gordon Gano writes such intense songs and the cross between the subdued brushed drums and the high-octane Bass playing just blows me away. Today's song has been on near repeat on my various music playing devices for the entire week. When you Add It Up It's kind of like a more Angsty, Emo, Midwestern version of the Talking Heads without the danceability.  Turns out that's a good thing. 

Song #188: The Violent Femmes - Add It Up

1 comment:

  1. this was pretty much the first record ever for me. good comparison to the heads too. also must check out their albums Hallowed Ground and the underrated '3'.