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Radio with Pictures - The Violent Femmes Television (Excerpts) – 1986 Music

Radio with Pictures - The Violent Femmes

Television (Excerpts) – 1986 Music

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Host Richard Driver introduces this short Radio With Pictures segment on the “band that made Milwaukee famous”. For the Violent Femmes it’s a long way from Wisconsin to Wellington. RWP hands control of the camera to the band: after goofing around in the ivy in front of Victoria University’s Hunter Building, the Femmes are presented with their first gold record in a nearby graveyard (New Zealand is “obviously a country with a high level of taste”). The first Femmes break up occured the following year. The band's cover of T. Rex classic ‘Children of the Revolution’ plays on the soundtrack.

We were told that this was an opportunity for us to say and do whatever we want, and it amazes me that I have nothing really to say ... We say it all in our music, and at restaurants.
– Vocalist Gordon Gano