So much of the music that made it big in the early 80’s seems so dated today. There is a constant wonder about the bands and hits that emerged from that decade that made us wonder just what the hell were we thinking? With the Violent Femmes, it might just be the opposite, as this could be the music that you could pass down generations as it doesn’t seem to have aged at all.
As much as their music of the early 80’s is well known today, it actually didn’t sell that much at the time. Violent Femmes blend of Punk and Folk actually had a lot of catchy Pop hooks. Lyrically, they sang the cries of teen angst that was full of cynicism. Like many artists they reached their apex with their initial efforts, but unlike others those songs sound remarkably fresh today. They never came close to matching that success but as each generation rediscovers their music they will keep acquiring new fans though likely not enshrinement.
Should Violent Femmes be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put them in! - 80.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.5%