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    Default Re: The Violent Femmes Were One Of The Tightest Bands I Have Ever Seen At Coachella

    This was my third time seeing them.

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    Default Re: The Violent Femmes Were One Of The Tightest Bands I Have Ever Seen At Coachella

    And did you ever see a bad performance from them?

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    Their previous tour was with the sax player featured on Dark Side of the Moon, I wonder if they used the same guy at Coachella.
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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    And did you ever see a bad performance from them?
    Nope

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    How many of you people have been to a Violent Femmes show before?
    This was my second. This one was a lot better than the first one.
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    When he was singing "I've done a lot of druuuggggsss", I was thinking..."yep". Dude is 49 and looks 65. But whatever. Loved this set.
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    How old do I look Jen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by miscorrections View Post
    I think the safest course is to assume everyone is a fucking nightmare and proceed from there.
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    They were definitely one of the best of the festival. Amazing vibes... They sound as good as they do on record 30 years ago. Pretty awesome

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    Good answer, Jen.

    I was really struck by the juxtaposition of an old guy singing songs of teenage angst in almost exactly the same voice he had 30 years ago. At the set I could ignore it, but it has stuck with me. There is something really almost eerie about hearing a 50 year old man singing "Gimme the Car". It's either creepy as fuck or cool as hell or both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djfk1 View Post
    Has anybody noticed that the Femmes set time on weekend two has changed. The app has them and cafe tacuba switching and the Femmes going on an hour earlier.
    Well, that sucks. Was looking forward to going from Bat for Lashes to Violent Femmes during the Sunset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djfk1 View Post
    Has anybody noticed that the Femmes set time on weekend two has changed. The app has them and cafe tacuba switching and the Femmes going on an hour earlier.
    That is shitty because half the reason I enjoyed this set so much was because it was at sunset, and what a lovely sunset it was! Nice breezes, half-light, and Violent Femmes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    This was my second. This one was a lot better than the first one.
    But I'm sure even the first time was good. My point is that they have always been a tight band. I've seen them several times, and they have never been a disappointment even in their druggy days. Then it was even better because I wasn't so old.

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    The musical highlight of my wk1. Gano belongs in the Dylan/Neil Young/Springsteen tier when it comes to great American songwriters.

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    I dont know I really enjoyed their set til I started feeling like the songs were bland and too simliar.I would give them another chance maybe it was my own preception since everyone else is saying how amazing the set was.I mean it was nice to hear songs I have been wanting see and watching a band that influence my favorite band the Pixies even more so how Gordon Gono deliverly is very simliar to Charles Thompson.I just remember thinking gheez is every song about jerking off or teenage sex filled thoughts is the Ween of the 80s!



    I feel like its a gimmick since there are a TON of these 80s era bands that are going on tour for a certain album;Echo and the bunnymen,The Pixies,Church(whatever band does that amazing song title "under the milky way" i believe is the name ),Peter Hook doing Joy divison albums, even fucking Public Enemy.I feel as we all are too afraid of this unknown or new songs and are wanting familar or "safe/cool" songs to enjoy.
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    You were too wasted to know up from down. Shut the fuck up.

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    old people playing music: a gimmick.
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    The Femmes take that cake against any of the bands you mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I feel like its a gimmick since there are a TON of these 80s era bands that are going on tour for a certain album;Echo and the bunnymen,The Pixies,Church(whatever band does that amazing song title "under the milky way" i believe is the name ),Peter Hook doing Joy divison albums, even fucking Public Enemy.I feel as we all are too afraid of this unknown or new songs and are wanting familar or "safe/cool" songs to enjoy.
    I think your annoyance at how many songs are about jerking it is valid, but you act as if good, enjoyable rock songs ever have evolved to or how some how necessarily in the current age better because of more developed lyrics/instrumentation, which I just honestly don't think is the case. I certainly don't think there's every been anything "safe/cool" about the Violent Femmes or enjoying their music at any day in age.

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    Definitely one of the highlights for me over the weekend. My first time seeing them, and they exceeded all expectations. Was great singing along with Tom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    How many of you people have been to a Violent Femmes show before?
    My first time seeing them. Show was so good that if I never get a chance to see them again, I am satisfied. Only regret was not getting their earlier to get a better spot.

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    It's punk rock. Of course half their songs are about jerking it. The other half is drugs. It's awesome.

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    Amazing fun set in the middle of a great day.

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    Yeah, I was really looking forward to this set and it was even better than I hoped it would be. Perfect setting, too. Too bad they got moved earlier second weekend. Hopefully it doesn't make too much of a difference.

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    I'm sad I missed "Blister in the Sun" because I was watching Puscifer I think. But I saw the rest of their set. Mainly waiting for that song but I enjoyed hearing "Gone Daddy Gone" and "Add It Up." My friend ranked it his #2 set of the weekend.

    Their lyrics are what really stand out to me, ever since hearing "Add It Up." Echoing whoever said it earlier, weird to hear older folks singing that stuff.

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    No, Puscifer didn't interfere.

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    Well, something was ending right when they started. I can't find the W1 set times right now.

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    Oh yes, you're right. I'm wrong. Everything is cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    I wonder how much they spent to have a horn section join them for like 2 songs.
    This is actually a longstanding thing. The Horns of Dilemma. They've had lots of famous brass and reed players with them over the years, including John Zorn and Steve Mackay.
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