I’m not quite sure how the Violent Femmes passed me by. I turned 18 the year this album came out, but I was obsessed with The Beatles at the time. Of contemporary bands I really loved, the standouts were the Smiths and the Psychedelic Furs. I loved any band with a great guitarist. I played guitar myself, mostly alone in my bedroom… More at Ruth and Martin’s Album Club.
Such a good album and a brilliant idea to get people listening to classics for the first time. Personally, I believe that Why Do Birds Sing? is an even better album and is easily in my top ten of all time.