Genre: Pop Rock
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Violent Femmes Why Do Birds Sing? LP

Violent Femmes

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Sharp-Edged Folk-Punk Trio's Fifth Studio Album Reissued On Vinyl LP!
Featuring "American Music", "Out The Window" & "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me"!

Why Do Birds Sing? is the fifth studio album from the American cult band Violent Femmes. Released in 1991, it was their last studio album with original drummer Victor DeLorenzo, and features fan favorites "American Music" and "Out The Window", plus a deconstructionist cover of Culture Club's "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me".

The momentum of the song ['American Music'] and the album that spawned it provided a springboard for the band to bona fide cult status.
Making its North American vinyl bow just in time for its 30th anniversary is the fifth album by the angst-ridden folk-rock trio Violent Femmes. And not a minute too soon. Everything the group has done has been unfortunately measured against the brilliance of their debut album. The pure truth is that their catalog since 1983 has been just as strong and varied and interesting. Why Do Birds Sing? is another high water mark for their creativity as the group kept true to their old timey roots while working in their many other musical influences: power pop, new wave, punk, and jazz. The record is a more complete package in that way, giving the folks obsessed with 'Blister In The Sun' just enough rope to hang on to while their longtime fans more layers to dig through on dense tunes like 'He Likes Me,' 'I'm Free,' and 'Hey Nonny Nonny.' If you've never spent any time with the Femmes, my suggestion is to start here and work your way backwards. The experience is far more enriching than getting stuck in one spot.
-Robert Ham, Paste Magazine


  • Vinyl LP
  • Made in USA


Side One:

  1. American Music
  2. Out The Window
  3. Look Like That
  4. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
  5. Hey Nonny Nonny
  6. Used To Be

Side Two:

  1. Girl Trouble
  2. He Likes Me
  3. Life Is A Scream
  4. Flamingo Baby
  5. Lack Of Knowledge
  6. More Money Tonight
  7. I'm Free

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