The Mona Foma Festival in Hobart this week has had a last minute addition. Festival Director Brian Ritchie has put together a Violent Femmes supergroup featuring members of Dresden Dolls and PJ Harvey’s band.
Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione from The Dresden Dolls will join former Bad Seed and current PJ Harvey collaborator Mick Harvey and John Parish and Violent Femmes founder and bass player Brian Ritchie to form the one-off band to perform the Violent Femmes debut album from start to finish.
The self-titled Violent Femmes debut album was released in April, 1983. Most of the songs were written while singer Gordon Gano was still at school in Milwaukee.
The album wasn’t a hit in its day, it reached no. 171 on Billboard, but went on to become a consistent seller from then on.
Tracks on ‘Violent Femmes’ are:
Blister In The Sun
Please Do Not Go
Add It Up
Prove My Love
To The Kill
Gone Daddy Gone
The Violent Femmes supergroup will perform ‘Violent Femmes’ at 10pm Friday, January 20 at the PW1 Stage 1 at Mona Foma in Hobart.