I heard a DJ spin 'Blister in the Sun' by the Violent Femmes last night and it blew my mind. I don't think I'd heard this track in at least 10 years. The song instantly took me back to grade 7 when I was a mere 12 years of age.
They were a big band in the eyes of my elementary school friends. The grade 8 girls were really into the likes of Depeche Mode, Housemartins, Violent Femmes, Jesus & Mary Chain and The Cure to name a few. It was at a time when CFNY was a radio station that played the Violent Femmes bookended by De La Soul and Blue Rodeo. The CFNY Roadshow even did a few dances at our school at that time.
This was the same year I went to my first concert. Depeche Mode at the CNE stadium on their Violator tour. Violator is easily one of my Top 10 albums of all time. I digress...
Here a few Violent Femmes songs to jog your memory...
- Depeche Mode - 'Policy of Truth'
- The Beautiful South - 'The Song For Who Ever' *Pencil Case Song:)
- Midnight Oil - 'Blue Sky Mine'
- The Cure - 'Love Cats'
Thanks for reading/listening,