3 August 2021
Band: VIOLENT FEMMES (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.)
Active: 1979–1987, 1988–2009, 2013–present / 10 studio LPs
Deluxe album: WHY DO BIRDS SING?
Fifth LP, originally released on 18 May 1991.
Content: This 30th-anniversary 2-CD edition features a complete
1991 live set captured at The Boat House in Norfolk, VA, plus a trove
of previously unreleased outtakes/alternate takes, and new liner
notes by acclaimed songwriter/journalist Jeff Slate.
Their Culture Club cover
AllMusic wrote back then: “Every Violent Femmes fan has their favorite
record and these tend to vary wildly. More than likely, this one will not be
anyone’s favorite, but still has some redeeming moments. The strong opener
“American Music” is reminiscent of their classic songwriting style.”
(Image: cover of ‘BBC Live’ album)