After touring in promotion of Freak Magnet , primary songwriter Gano decided that the band would no longer make new music, but would continue to play shows when booked. In , Gano angered Ritchie by selling advertising rights for the classic " Blister in the Sun " to Wendy's. Although nearly all of the band's songs, including "Blister in the Sun," credit Gano as the sole songwriter, Ritchie responded to the use of the song in the commercial by saying:.
When they agree to use it there's nothing the rest of the band can do about it, because we don't own the song or the recording.
That's showbiz. Therefore when you see dubious or in this case disgusting uses of our music you can thank the greed, insensitivity and poor taste of Gordon Gano, it is his karma that he lost his songwriting ability many years ago, probably due to his own lack of self-respect as his willingness to prostitute our songs demonstrates. Neither Gordon vegetarian nor me gourmet eat garbage like Wendy's burgers.
I can't endorse them because I disagree with corporate food on culinary, political, health, economic and environmental grounds. However, I see my life's work trivialized at the hands of my business partner over and over again, although I have raised my objections numerous times.
As disgusted as you are I am more so. Ritchie filed a lawsuit against Gano in August , seeking half ownership of Violent Femmes' music and access to royalty accounting. The band disbanded in as a result of Ritchie's lawsuit against Gano. Drummer Victor DeLorenzo said in March that he would be open to recording new material with the Violent Femmes,  but on July 15, , it was announced that Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione would replace DeLorenzo as the band's drummer. In this case, I sadly lament the loss of a dream and an ideal that was once Violent Femmes.
In the midst of these performances, they recorded their first new material in 15 years on New Year's Eve in Hobart, Tasmania. These four songs were released on an exclusive four-song EP on clear gram vinyl on April 18, for Record Store Day. In January , Viglione announced via his Facebook page that he had "handed in his resignation" to the band, adding that he was "grateful to have had the experience. Later that month, the band announced that its first full album in 16 years, We Can Do Anything would be released on March 22, In their shows, the Femmes employ a horn section called the Horns of Dilemma.
The band now uses local acquaintances, famous or otherwise, friends, relatives or associates of the band, particularly their road crew. Instrumentation varies widely and includes saxophones, trumpets, trombones, sousaphone , flute, clarinet, antique hunting horn, kazoo and percussion. The group doesn't back up the band in the way that a traditional horn section would; instead, they provide a free-form noise jam.
When the band plays "Black Girls" or "Confessions", the only direction given to the players is to play freely and as wildly as possible during certain sections. Currently, the leader of the Horns of Dilemma is Blaise Garza , who plays saxophone. Longtime band associates and employees who have played with the Horns include soundman Caleb Alexander and manager Darren Brown. These musicians are all considered members of the Horns of Dilemma.
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