Permanent Record: The Very Best of Violent Femmes

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Permanent Record: The Very Best of Violent Femmes
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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[1]
Blender 2/5 stars
Pitchfork 7.5/10 stars[2]

Permanent Record: The Very Best Of is a greatest hits album by the band Violent Femmes.[3] It was released on July 12, 2005 (see 2005 in music).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Gordon Gano except where noted..

No. Title Writer(s) Length
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" Gano, Willie Dixon 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, Brian Ritchie 4:12
14. "I Danced" Gano, Max Dunn 2:12
15. "Country Death Song" (Live)   4:55
16. "Freak Magnet"   2:35
Hidden track
No. Title Length
17. "Good Feeling" (Live at Rhino, 2002) 4:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Gordon Gano – Lead vocals, guitar, violin (3, 4, 7, 13)
  • Brian Ritchie – Bass, vocals, xylophone (3, 4), jaw harp (6), guitar (8, 11), didgeridoo (11), reed organ (12), guitar solo (12, 14)
  • Victor DeLorenzo – Drums, vocals (tracks 1–11, 17)
  • Guy Hoffman – Drums, vocals (tracks 12, 13, 14, 15, 16)

Additional musicians

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

References[edit]