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Violent Femmes: Hallowed Ground (Slash/London)

Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 18 August 1984

MILWAUKEE IS Dullsville by any other name, so little wonder that the three superbuskers who comprise The Violent Femmes munch upon the tastiest feast Americana can offer — Southern fried chicken. For theirs is a medicine show of hellfire preachers, shysters, hucksters, lonesome killers, bluegrass pickers, jazz honkers, gospel wailers and other picturesque types.

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