Permanent Record: The Very Best of Violent Femmes

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Permanent Record: The Very Best of Violent Femmes
Greatest hits album by Violent Femmes
Released July 12, 2005
Genre Alternative rock
Length 64:16
Label Rhino/Slash
Producer various
Violent Femmes chronology
Something's Wrong
(2001)
Permanent Record: The Very Best of Violent Femmes
(2005)
BBC Live
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Blender 2/5 stars link

Permanent Record: The Very Best Of is a greatest hits album by the band Violent Femmes. It was released on July 12, 2005 (see 2005 in music).

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Gordon Gano unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Gimme the Car" – 5:08
  2. "Blister in the Sun" – 2:24
  3. "Gone Daddy Gone/I Just Want to Make Love to You" – 3:06
  4. "Kiss Off" – 2:56
  5. "Add It Up" – 4:45
  6. "Black Girls" – 5:42
  7. "Jesus Walking On the Water" – 3:08
  8. "Children of the Revolution" (Marc Bolan) – 4:19
  9. "I Held Her in My Arms" – 2:53
  10. "Nightmares" – 3:33
  11. "American Music" – 3:50
  12. "Breakin' Up" – 4:01
  13. "Color Me Once" (Gano/Ritchie) – 4:12
  14. "I Danced" (Gano, Max Dunn) – 2:12
  15. "Country Death Song (Live)" – 4:55
  16. "Freak Magnet" – 2:35
  17. "Good Feeling (Live)" – 4:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Gordon Gano: Lead vocals, guitar, violin (3, 7)
  • Brian Ritchie: Bass, vocals, xylophone (3), jaw harp (6), guitar (11), didgeridoo (11), reed organ (12), guitar solo (12)
  • Victor DeLorenzo: Drums, vocals (tracks 1-11, 13, 17)
  • Guy Hoffman: Drums, vocals (tracks 12, 14, 15, 16)

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Michael Blair: Percussion (track 11, 13)
  • Steve Mackay: Saxophone (track 9)