Violent Femmes - Add It Up (1981-1993) (2LP)

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Rock, Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Vinyl Record LP
Artist: Violent Femmes
Album: Add It Up (1981-1993)
Released: US, 21 May 2021


A2Waiting For The Bus2:06
A3Blister In The Sun2:23
A4Gone Daddy Gone3:05
Written-By - Gordon Gano, Willie Dixon
Xylophone - Brian Ritchie
A5Gordon's Message0:26
A6Gimme The Car5:05
B1Country Death Song5:00
Banjo - Tony Trischka
B2Black Girls5:41
Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Voice [Game Calls] - John Zorn
Cornett - Drake Scott
Jew's Harp [Jaw Harp] - Brian Ritchie
Tenor Saxophone - Peter Balestrieri
B3Jesus Walking On Water3:05
Autoharp - Christina Houghton
Fiddle - Gordon Gano
Vocals - Cynthia Gayneau, Peter Balestrieri
Recorded By [On 4-Track Cassette] - Victor DeLorenzo
B5I Held Her In My Arms3:01
Organ - Sigmund Snopek III
Tenor Saxophone - Bob Jennings
C1I Hate The TV2:09
C2America Is2:10
C3Old Mother Reagan0:33
Producer - Jerry Harrison
Instruments - Brian Ritchie, Drake Scott, Victor DeLorenzo
Written-By - Brian Ritchie, Victor DeLorenzo
C5Dance, M.F., Dance!3:17
Baritone Saxophone - Peter Balestrieri
Trombone, Piano - Sigmund Snopek III
Written-By - Glenn Rehse, John Frankovic, Voot Warnings
C6Lies (Live)5:45
Banjo - Gordon Gano
Producer [Studio Portion Produced By] - Violent Femmes, Warren Bruleigh
Recorded By [Live Portion] - Caleb Alexander
Recorded By [Studio Portion], Mixed By [Studio Portion] - Warren Bruleigh
Sitar - Ashwin Batish
C7American Music3:55
Keyboards - Tom Mandel
Mixed By - Eric "ET" Thorngren
Organ - Michael Beinhorn
C8Out The Window2:54
D1Kiss Off (Live)4:55
Recorded By - Chris Thomas
D2Add It Up (Live)5:56
D3Vancouver (Live)2:15
Conch - Mike Kashou
Recorded By [Board Tape Recorded By] - Caleb Alexander
Soprano Saxophone - Jerry Harrison
Trumpet - Dominic Placco
Whistle - Victor DeLorenzo
Written-By - B. Ritchie, C. Lentzner, D. Placco, G. Gano, J. Harrison, M. Kashou, V. DeLorenzo
D4Johnny (Live)5:24

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If you're a fan of punk rock, folk rock, or anything in between, then Violent Femmes' 'Add It Up' is an album that you simply can't miss. This compilation album brings together some of the band's most iconic tracks, showcasing their raw energy, unique sound, and wry humor in all its glory.

The vinyl reissue of 'Add It Up' is a must-have for any serious vinyl collector, offering a truly authentic and immersive listening experience that perfectly captures the spirit of the band's early years. From the opening track "Intro" to the unforgettable closer "Good Feeling," this album is a masterclass in punk-infused folk rock, with catchy hooks, clever lyrics, and infectious rhythms that will keep you coming back for more.

One of the standout features of this vinyl reissue is its exceptional sound quality. The warmth and richness of the vinyl format perfectly capture the raw energy and unpolished charm of the band's music, with every strum of the acoustic guitar, thump of the bass, and snarl of the vocals coming through in stunning detail. Whether you're listening on a high-end sound system or a humble turntable, the vinyl reissue of 'Add It Up' is sure to leave you feeling invigorated and energized.

But it's not just the sound quality that makes this vinyl reissue so special – it's also the stunning artwork and packaging. The LP comes in a high-quality sleeve, featuring a bold image of the band on the cover, along with "Add It Up (1981-1993)"'s title and tracklist. The vinyl also comes in a protective inner sleeve, ensuring that it will remain in pristine condition for years to come.

Of course, the real star of the show here is the music itself. 'Add It Up' is an album that showcases Violent Femmes' unique sound and style, with tracks like "Blister in the Sun" and "Gone Daddy Gone" becoming instant classics and influencing countless artists in the years that followed.

But it's the deeper cuts like "Prove My Love" and "Good Friend" that really highlight the band's versatility and creativity, with clever lyrics, unexpected musical twists and turns, and a healthy dose of irreverence and humor that make these tracks stand out from the crowd. These tracks are perfectly suited to the vinyl format, with the warm sound and immersive listening experience enhancing the already excellent songwriting and musicianship.

In conclusion, Violent Femmes' 'Add It Up' is an album that deserves a place in every music lover's collection. The vinyl reissue of this album is a stunning tribute to the band's immense talent, with its exceptional sound quality, beautiful artwork, and immersive listening experience offering a true feast for the senses. So if you're looking for a new addition to your vinyl collection, look no further than 'Add It Up' – it's an album that is sure to bring you joy and excitement for years to come. Buy your copy today.