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Throwing Muses – House Tornado (1988)


Throwing Muses – House Tornado (1988)
. Label – 4AD/Sire
. Bitrate – vbr
. Covers – Yes
. Country – USA
. Genre – Alternative Pop / College Rock

On their second album and first major-label release, Throwing Muses apply more polish, craft, and melody to the challenging style they forged on their debut.

The pop sheen on songs like “Colder” and “Saving Grace” makes their sudden dynamic shifts and tempo changes more accessible without dulling them.

Kristin Hersh finds ways to mold her complex music into more straightforward song structures, particularly on “Juno” and “Run Letter.” Tanya Donelly develops her own songwriting voice with “River” and “Giant,” though both songs still feel like self-conscious attempts to blend with Hersh’s material.

“Marriage Tree” and “Mexican Women” flesh out the Muses’ unique take on country-tinged post-punk; “Saving Grace” and “Walking in the Dark” are two of the group’s best stream-of-consciousness meditations. House Tornado isn’t quite as wild a ride as Throwing Muses’ debut, but the album does prove that the band could expand on its unique sound without sacrificing any originality.

Tracklisting

Colder

Mexican Women

The River

Juno

Marriage Tree

Run Letter

Saving Grace

Drive / Downtown

Giant

Walking In The Dark

here she be:

http://www.uploadjockey.com/do…..es88HT.rar

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Big thanks to indiepopcoma

August 6, 2008 Posted by | Kirstin Hersh, Music_Alternative, Throwing Muses, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Throwing Muses – Chains Changed EP (1987)


Throwing Muses – Chains Changed EP (1987)
. Label – 4AD
. Bitrate – vbr
. Covers – Yes
. Country – USA
. Genre – Alternative Pop / College Rock

This four-song EP is difficult to find, but is worth the search!

It contains some of Kirstin Hersh’s finest songs, including the rockabilly-tinged “Cry Baby Cry,” the tumultuous “Finished,” and “Snailhead.”

Chain’s Changed combines the group’s fiery intensity and moodiness with the pop prowess the band gradually developed.

Tracklisting

Finished
Reel
Snail Head
Cry Baby Cry

here she be:

http://www.uploadjockey.com/do…..87CCEP.rar

pass = indiepopcoma

Big thanks to indiepopcoma

August 6, 2008 Posted by | Kirstin Hersh, Music_Alternative, Throwing Muses, _MUSIC | Leave a comment