TitleThe Blind Leading The Naked
LabelsSlash, Warner, London, Liberation, Big Time
Format12″, Cassette, CD

Track Listing

  • Old Mother Regan
  • 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

GORDON GANO: Lead vocal, Rhythm guitar
BRIAN RITCHIE: Bass, Lead & Rhythm guitar, Vocals, Jaw harp, Slide whistle
VICTOR DE LORENZO: Drums, Percussion, Tortoise, Vocals

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

Brian Ritchie uses Maton electric and Earthwood acoustic basses.
Gordon Gano uses a Maton acoustic guitar.


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

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” Woman, 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
“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

Manufactured and distributed by Warner Bros. Records Inc.
A Warner Communications Company W(R)
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

9 25340-4
(C)(P) 1986 Slash Records
Slash Records, P.O. Box 48888, Los Angeles, Calif. 90048
Made in the U.S.A.