The Violets were a punk/indie band from Athens, Ga. They were mainly active from 1988-1992. The band was best known for their song 'I Hate The Grateful Dead.'' The song briefly charted on the College CMJ charts in 1991. The original 7" record is a big collectors item these days and the song has remained quite popular to this day. It is even popular among Grateful Dead purists, who view the song as a humorous poke at the obsessive fan culture that still surrounds the Dead. Back in the 1990's Grateful Dead based merchandise shops were even known to order and carry the record in their respective shops.
This is a collection of 10 of the Violets most memorable songs as chosen by fans and the band themselves. Included herenalso is the socially aware track Forsyth. In the late 1980's a Forsyth County in Georgia was known to be hostile to people of color and gays. This song calls out the blatant racial inequality and disparity that existed in that Georgia county back then.