Friday, May 21, 2021

Craft Recordings Celebrate 40 Years Of The Violent Femmes With New "Add It Up" Vinyl Release

Making its return to vinyl since it's intial release nearly thirty years ago, is the greatest hits album "Add It Up (1981-1993)" from the iconic alternative rock band, Violent Femmes. The band is celebrating their 40th anniversary and Craft Recordings is making sure everyone is celebrating with four different color vinyl editions of this new release. A special limited edition "Blister Red Marble" edition is available at the Violent Femmes and Craft Recordings webstores, while Urban Outfitters will feature "violet" colored vinyl edition and independent music stores will carry an "aqua" pressing, along with traditional black colored vinyl.

When the Violent Femmes released their self-titled debut album in 1983, the music world was unsure what to make of it. It wasn't quite pop music, it wasn't quite rock music and alternative music was just beginning to be talked about. It eventually when on to sell a million copies and kicked off a career that has lasted four decades and placed the Violent Femmes one of the premier rock trios in the music industry.

When the CD/original vinyl version of "Add It Up (1981-1993)" was released back in September 1993, it featured 13 previously unreleased versions of their hits like "Lies," "Kiss Off" and "Add It Up." This album was also special because it not only included their most well-known songs like "Blister In The Sun" and "Gone Daddy Gone," but most of this compilation is made up of rare demos, B-sides and live songs that were unavailable in the U.S. This new vinyl edition of "Add It Up (1981-1993)" is housed in a gatefold jacket and was pressed at the Memphis Recording Pressing with lacquers cut by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. This new release is a must-have in any record collection, because the Violent Femmes were one of the pioneers of alternative music and their songs are timeless, being passed down from generation to generation. To find out more about this new vinyl issue of the Violent Femmes compilation "Add It Up (1981-1993)," please visit

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