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The Blind Leading The Naked (US Version)

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The Blind Leading The Naked (US Version) by Violent Femmes

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1. Old Mother Reagan
2. No Killing
3. Faith
4. Breakin' Hearts
5. Special
6. Love & Me Make Three
7. Candlelight Song
8. I Held Her In My Arms
9. Children Of The Revolution
10. Good Friend
11. Heartache
12. Cold Canyon
13. Two People

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 17, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: November 15, 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Off Roster
  • Run Time: 38 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002L8F
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,460 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 17, 2000
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This album may be a bit over produced, and may not have the stripped down, organic sound of the violent femmes' other releases, but IT IS A FANTASTIC ALBUM. I've been a huge VF fan for over 10 years and this album more than any other finds it's way to my stereo again and again. The variety of mood and style, country, punk, funk, blues, pop, and even new age, make it a refreshing addition to the femmes collection. So what if they're playing electric instruments, so what if the drummer is playing a full kit, it's still one great, interesting song after another. It may not be the first violent femmes album you should buy, but it is, nonetheless, essential.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 30, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The Blind Leading the Naked, the third album from the Violent Femmes, has never received the attention and acclaim it deserves. It has its own sound and identity; moving away from the brash, angst-ridden testimonials of the group's early days toward a softer, sometimes mellow sound. Love & Me Make Three, World Without Mercy, Candlelight Song, Two People, and Good Friend are rather somber and sometimes soothing. Of course, Gordon Gano can only be mellow for so long. Old Mother Reagan provides a quick and furious introduction to the album, and this initial energy carries over into the first third of the tracks. No Killing is great, and Faith follows up on the sort of driving religious track introduced on the Hallowed Ground album. Breakin' Hearts has a Buddy Holly feel to it that I really like. Gano turns his frenzied vocals loose on Special and I Held Her in My Arms; these two songs, combined with the unrestrained Heartache and Cold Canyon tracks, help give this album a great balance between the hard-hitting songs you would expect from the Violent Femmes and the unusual softer side that Gano and the guys give birth to here. Accompanied by the unique musical stylings of The Horns of Dilemma and produced by the Talking Heads' very own Jerry Harrison, The Blind Leading the Naked is a great album that introduces us to an entirely new type of sound from this always unpredictable and unorthodox trio of musical entrepreneurs.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 14, 1999
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If you just buy one Femmes CD, this is not the one to buy. If you have some of their other albums and like them, then give this a shot. Overall, this has some good tracks and some not so good tracks, and this does lack consistency, which is rare for this group.
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This Album is experimental, and ,I don't think that most people will like this album as much as me. The voice and beat is out of place big time, But only if your really want to hear something that sounds like no other kind of music you heard before , I do however recommend buying this album. Most people will cringe listening to this album, even me, But because I favor something different I gave this CD a 3 star rating for being experimental. Although this album is different, I recommend this album for Violent Feminizes fans, as well as people who know and like punk music. In which a lot of people dislike punk bands., But again A lot of people like punk bands, usually the bands who are punk, the singer can't usually sing that good, at least that is what I think. This is a 1980's punk album that came out in (1986). This album's music is similar to rock music but I would not really call this album rock music but, yea punk music in which is another genre of music.

this album has 13 songs and is about 37 minutes long;
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Maggie N. on October 20, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Violent Femmes began their career known as the band that is best at mixing folk, rock, and really weird, if not creepy, lyrics. The Blind Leading The Naked, VF's 3rd album, definitely follows in that tradition with songs such as "No Killing" and the ever-famous "Old Mother Reagan". I recommend it to all - to dance to, to listen to, to scare your parents with...
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I love this cd... A lot. It's at the low end of the Femmes discography, but it still feels like an endless experiment in diversity. That's pretty impressive, when some of the best music in the past thirty years is some of the Femmes worst.
"No Killing" is a fist pumping, relentless anthem. Playful songs like "Breakin' Hearts" and "I Held Her In My Arms" remind me why the Femmes have had such staying power in the hearts of music lovers throughout the world.
It may not be their best, but this album rocks.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By anubus on November 2, 2007
Format: Audio CD
The cassette has a bonus track called World without mercy that will hopefully be added to the CD one day.
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