AUDIO: Violent Femmes (1986)
Martin Aston, Rock's Backpages audio, April 1986
Brian Ritchie talks about the acoustic approach of the trio's first two albums, and about getting more electric with The Blind Leading the Naked; about the instruments they use and the multitude of approaches they take in the studio. Ritchie and Gordon Gano talk about the sound of the new album, about being produced by Talking Head Jerry Harrison; about their previous album Hallowed Ground and their label Slash. Finally, Gano talks about what's important to him, his songwriting... and the existence or otherwise of God.