For Sunday: the Violent Femmes want to know if you like “American Music”


The Violent Femmes are one of those groups I didn’t know about until recently. Their song “Blister in the Sun” is pretty wonderful. But this song is my very favorite. There is something sublimely creepy about the band’s performance here. And the video has everything: Fifties outfits, Motown, country music, panpipes, elderly people, kachina dolls, disco . . .



“You were born too late / I was born too soon / But every time I look at that ugly moon / It reminds me of you . . .”






About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to

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