Recorded live at The Boat House, Norfolk, Virginia on July 21, 1991...
"The Boat House in Norfolk, Virginia, was perhaps our most frequented venue for a period bordering on two decades. It was blown away in a hurricane a few years back. RIP. The site of many great and weird moments. My favorite memory was when a fool climbed up one of the pillars supporting the roof and started rappelling around on the microphone snake. We were blissfully performing one of our masterpieces when our reverie was interrupted by the voice of soundman Caleb Lentzner screaming over the talkback mike, 'Hey @#*hole, get down from there! Let go of the snake!'
The gig you are watching was memorable for being 130 degrees Fahrenheit onstage. I know that, because they had a thermometer up there. We wanted to record a lot of material, so we slaved away in that furnace for two hours. By the end, we were totally drained." - Brian Ritchie
In this concert release, the Violent Femmes take the stage at one of their all-time favorite venues, the Boat House in Norfolk, Virginia. Later destroyed in a hurricane, the Boat House hosted the Violent Femmes for many shows across 20 years. This particular show stood out for its 130-degree onstage temperature and for its two-hour length. LIVE AND OTHERWISE features a 13-song set including "Blister in the Sun," and "Prove My Love."