PICS: Violent Femmes at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

Blistered in the sun: Violent Femmes brought their quirky alt-rock hits to Humphreys Concerts by the Bay on June 25.

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The band originally hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and formed in 1980.
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The Violent Femmes lineup currently consists of singer, guitarist and songwriter Gordon Gano (pictured), bassist Brian Richie and drummer John Sparrow.
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The group has released nine studio albums and 15 singles throughout the course of their career.
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They found immediate success with the release of their self-titled debut album in early 1983.
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Featuring many of their well-known songs, including "Blister in the Sun", "Kiss Off", "Add It Up" and "Gone Daddy Gone," "Violent Femmes" became the band's biggest-selling album and was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA.
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Violent Femmes went on to become one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the 1980s, selling more than 9 million albums by 2005.
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After the release of their third album "The Blind Leading the Naked" (1986), the band's future was uncertain and they split up in 1987, when Gano and Ritchie went solo. However, they regrouped a year later, releasing the album "3" in 1989.
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According to, the Violent Femmes played a blistering 24-song set list at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay on June 25, including: "I Hate the TV," "Prove My Love," "Promise"...
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Followed by "Good For/At Nothing," "Love Love Love Love Love," "Blister in the Sun," "Kiss Off," "I'm Nothing," "Country Death Song," "Waiting for the Bus"...
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Along with "I Could Be Anything," "Good Feeling," "Jesus Walking on the Water," "Mirror Mirror (I See a Damsel)," "Old Mother Reagan," "Freak Magnet"...
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And "Gimme the Car," "Gone Daddy Gone," "I Held Her in My Arms," "Color Me Once," "Black Girls," "American Music," "Memory" and "Add It Up."
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