Why Do Birds Sing? is the fifth studio album from the textbook American cult band, Violent Femmes. First released in 1991, it was their last album with original drummer, Victor DeLorenzo. The darkly humorous and sharp-edged folk-rock collection features the hit “American Music,” as well as a cover of Culture Club’s “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.” This 30th -anniversary 2-CD edition features a complete 1991 live set captured at The Boat House in Norfolk, VA, plus a trove of previously unreleased outtakes/alternate takes, and new liner notes by acclaimed songwriter/journalist Jeff Slate.

Why Do Birds Sing? is the fifth studio album from the textbook American cult band, Violent Femmes. First released in 1991, it was their last album with original drummer, Victor DeLorenzo. The darkly humorous and sharp-edged folk-rock collection features the hit “American Music,” as well as a cover of Culture Club’s “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.” This 30th -anniversary 2-CD edition features a complete 1991 live set captured at The Boat House in Norfolk, VA, plus a trove of previously unreleased outtakes/alternate takes, and new liner notes by acclaimed songwriter/journalist Jeff Slate.

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Why Do Birds Sing?: Deluxe Edition [2CD]
Artist: Violent Femmes
Format: CD
New: Available to Order $18.99
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. American Music
2. Out the Window
3. Look Like That
4. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
5. Hey Nonny Nonny
6. Used to Be
7. Girl Trouble
8. He Likes Me
9. Life is a Scream
10. Flamingo Baby
11. Lack of Knowledge
12. More Money Tonight
13. I'm Free
14. Me and You*
15. Color Me Once (Early Version)*
16. 4 Seasons (Early Version)*
17. Breaking Up (Early Version)*
18. American Music (Alternate Mix)*
19. Dance, M.F., Dance!

DISC: 2

1. Look Like That (Live At The Boat House, Norfolk, VA / 1991)
2. Out The Window (Live At The Boat House, Norfolk, VA / 1991)
3. Fat (Live At The Boat House, Norfolk, VA / 1991)
4. Blister in the Sun (Live At The Boat House, Norfolk, VA / 1991)
5. Prove My Love (Live At The Boat House, Norfolk, VA / 1991)
6. Country Death Song (Live At The Boat House, Norfolk, VA / 1991)
7. Old Mother Reagan (Live At The Boat House, Norfolk, VA / 1991)
8. Confessions (Live At The Boat House, Norfolk, VA / 1991)
9. Girl Trouble (Live At The Boat House, Norfolk, VA / 1991)
10. Add It Up (Live At The Boat House, Norfolk, VA / 1991)
11. Good Feeling (Live At The Boat House, Norfolk, VA / 1991)
12. More Money Tonight (Live At The Boat House, Norfolk, VA / 1991)

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Why Do Birds Sing? is the fifth studio album from the textbook American cult band, Violent Femmes. First released in 1991, it was their last album with original drummer, Victor DeLorenzo. The darkly humorous and sharp-edged folk-rock collection features the hit “American Music,” as well as a cover of Culture Club’s “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.” This 30th -anniversary 2-CD edition features a complete 1991 live set captured at The Boat House in Norfolk, VA, plus a trove of previously unreleased outtakes/alternate takes, and new liner notes by acclaimed songwriter/journalist Jeff Slate.

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