- Title: Familiar Voices and Familiar Themes
- Author: Jon Pareles
- Publication: The New York Times
- Date: 08-14-94
SAUGERTIES, N.Y., Aug. 13–Deja vu arrived on the second day of Woodstock ’94. …
Here is the segment of the article which talks about the Femmes:
The Violent Femmes, who finished the Friday-night concert, were right when they introduced their lead singer, Gordon Gano, as “the unreliable narrator”, his songs adopt a variety of warped perspectives, from stoned -out teenager to someone whose two choices for a weekend project were to take over the world or learn French. The Femmes play quietly–their drummer uses brushes–and they twist old American rock styles lock rockabilly and surf music to their purposes.