THE BLIND LEADING THE NAKED
Year: 1988
Format: Lp, Cassette, CD
Label: Slash Records W2 25819
Length: 36:15

Old Mother Reagan
No Killing
Faith
Breakin' Hearts
Special
Love & Me Make Three
Candlelight Song
I Held Her In My Arms
Children Of The Revolution
Good Friend
Heartache
Cold Canyon
Two People

Cassette appearance: molded clear with white print
Cover (CD & cassette):
A trio portrait of the Femmes, left-to-right, Victor De Lorenzo, Gordon Gano, and Brian Ritchie. "CONTAINS A BONUS
SONG" is on the cover.
Page 2 (cassette):
There is a very strange photo of the Femmes in a beauty salon (Murray Hill Beauty Salon) with
fish on their hands. Victor De Lorenzo is on the left. Brian Ritchie is on the back right.
Gordon Gano is on the near right. photo by Gregory Gaymont
Page 3 (cassette):
VIOLENT FEMMES/THE BLIND LEADING THE NAKED
GORDON GANO
Lead vocal, Rhythm guitar
BRIAN RITCHIE
Bass, Lead & Rhythm guitar, Vocals,
Jaw harp, Slide whistle
VICTOR DE LORENZO
Drums, Percussion, Tortoise, Vocals
THE HORNS OF DILEMMA
Steve MacKay - Tenor and baritone sax
Sigmund Snopek III - Keyboards
Peter Balestrieri - Alto sax
Steve Scales - Percussion
Abdulhhameed Alwan - Arabic tabla, Deff
Junior Brantley - Keyboards
Fred Frith - Homemade instruments, Guitar
Jerry Harrison - Keyboards, Guitar, Melodica
Leo Kottke - Acoustic ten-string guitar
Jim Liban - Harmonica
Bill Schaefgen - Trombone
Drake Scott - Vocalizing
PRODUCED BY JERRY HARRISON
Engineered by David Vartanian
Recorded at DV's Perversion Room
Milwaukee, Wisconsin July-September 1985
Front Cover Paintings - Dennis Nechvatal
Photo - Gregory Gaymont
Art Direction - Abraxas Studio/Karin Preus
Photo Hallucination - Victor DeLorenzo
Cover Coordination - Brian Ritchie
Page 4 (cassette): THANK YOU - Mark Van Hecke, Frank Riley, Mike DeMark,
Daniel Kahn, Scumek, Ken West, Rob "Mung Bean"
Munger, Caleb "The Leb" Lentzner, Peter Jest, Dave Neitzke,
Charlotte DeLorenzo, Mark Gosling, Alf, George Lange,
Linda Clark, Pat Sheedy, Ivo Baldoni, Jim Eanelli, Glenn
Gano, Paul Cebar, Norman Gano, Beverly (Murray Hill
Beauty Salon), Fred Lowenstein, The Bone Lady, Silas
Bartholemew, Nora, Carol, Elliot Murphy, Ron Elving, Bryan
King, Karen, Malachi, Toshiko, Das Werners, Paul Steuber,
Geoff "Stinky" Worman, Robert Soffian, and all Horns of
Dilemma, past, present, and future
Thanks to all our families
An Infinite Profusion of Ubiquitous Praise - Peter Balestrieri All songs written by Gordon Gano
except "Love and Me Make Three" by Brian Ritchie and Victor DeLorenzo and
"World Without Mercy" by Victor DeLorenzo
"Children of the Revolution" by Marc Bolan
"No Killing" is dedicated to Harold Breier
"Candlelight Song" - morning aka mo(u)rning
"World Without Mercy" is dedicated to the memory of
Larry Shue
Jerry Harrison appears courtesy of Sire Records
"Children of the Revolution" mixed by Eric "E.T." Thorngren
"I Held Her In My Arms" mixed by Daniel Lazerus
Scripture introduction to HALLOWED GROUND from the
book of Hosea 9:7
For Fan Club Info -
Violent Femmes
P.O. Box 1861
Burbank, CA 91507
Brian Ritchie uses Maton electric and Earthwood acoustic
basses. Gordon Gano uses a Maton acoustic guitar.
(C) 1986 Slash Records
Page 5 (cassette-side):
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(C) 1986 Slash Records
(P) 1986 Slash Records
Slash Records, P.O. Box 48888,
Los Angeles, Calif. 90048
Manufactured and distributed
by Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Made in the U.S.A.
A Warner Communications Company W(R)
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