Violent Femmes - Freak Magnet - CD
Over the years Violent Femmes have racked up millions of frequent flyer miles taking their music to disparate and/or absurd places ranging from gay bars to Carnegie Hall, the North Pole (where they played the northernmost concert in rock history), schools for the retarded, the Royal Albert Hall, Woodstock ’94 and so on in over 400 cities in 40 countries. Originally scheduled for a 1998 release on Interscope, Freak Magnet was pulled when the band was dropped from the label. Promo copies fetched upwards of $50 until the album was released in improved form by indie label Beyond in 2000. Beyond soon went under, leaving Freak Magnet in limbo once again. Now, Shout! Factory is reissuing an even more improved version of Freak Magnet—including bonus tracks—finally giving it the widespread exposure it deserves.