Monday, October 26, 2009

The Violent Femmes 1985

As the punk/new wave movement proceeded, I kept wondering why nobody was doing acoustic punk. MTV later had a lot of success with "unplugged" concerts even tho a lot of them were plugged in but the performers were sitting, so.....
Anyway, when the Violent Femmes hit the scene, I remember thinking, "'bout time". They instantly became a hit on the college radio scene.
This was a sellout show & Bogarts in sold out mode was pretty ugly. The band had attained a bit of jaded success by this time but it was a solid show & the college kids were fun to watch.


CityKin said...

OK, finally one that I attended. As I recall they stopped a few times to remind the crowd to stay off the stage.

Quimbob said...

Sounds about right.
I remember the audience being reeeealy intoxicated, too.