throwing muses

throwing muses

THROWING MUSES - LIVE @ PARADISO - AMSTERDAM (NL) - 24.10.2011- PART 2

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THROWING MUSES - LIVE @ PARADISO - AMSTERDAM (NL) - 24.10.2011 - PART 2 Throwing Muses were the first American act to sign to 4AD, pioneering a singular form of *alternative rock* years before the term existed. The band was formed in 1983 by step-sisters Kristin Hersh (vocals/guitar) and Tanya Donelly (guitar/vocals), who were both at high school at the time. Initially called Kristin Hersh And The Muses, the line-up was completed by bassist Elaine Adamedes and drummer Becca Blumen, who eventually gave way to Leslie Langston and David Narcizo respectively. Studio albums : Throwing Muses (1986) House Tornado (1988) Hunkpapa (1989) (number 59, UK Albums Chart) The Real Ramona (1991) (number 26, UK AlbumsChart) Red Heaven (1992) (number 13, UK Albums Chart) University (1995) (number 10, UK Albums Chart) Limbo (1996) (number 36, UK Albums Chart) Throwing Muses (2003) (number 75, UK Albums Chart) LATER WORK : In 1995, the new lineup released University, recorded in New Orleans; the album included "Bright Yellow Gun," a single garnering airplay on commercial radio stations. The album's radio exposure led to long feature articles in Rolling Stone and other major music magazines. Following the 1996 album Limbo, the band announced it was going on indefinite hiatus due to the high financial overhead of being a full-time recording and touring band. Hersh continued her solo career during this period, releasing several well-received albums and EPs. Yet her enthusiasm for Throwing Muses remained high; the band recorded new versions of several early songs for inclusion in the double-CD In a Doghouse compilation comprising the self-titled debut album, the Chains Changed EP, and the Doghouse Cassette. The band regrouped to perform special "Gut Pageant" events in 2000 and 2001, and released an album in 2003, entitled Throwing Muses. Donelly made her first appearances with the group in a decade at the 2000 Gut Pageant, also singing backing vocals on several tracks on the 2003 album. The group toured the U.S. and Europe briefly in 2003 to support the album, with appearances by Donelly on guitar and vocals in a couple of the tour's shows. In 2005 and 2006, the band played a number of shows across North America and Europe. Hersh and Georges formed a new band, 50 Foot Wave, with drummer Rob Ahlers in 2003, while Narcizo returned to his graphic design company and his occasional musical project Lakuna. Donelly continues to record as a solo artist. In 2009, the band reformed to tour Europe. They also performed the R.E.M number 'Perfect Circle' during a tribute night to the band at Carnegie Hall, New York on March 11, 2009. The band is currently mixing a new album for 2011release. Background information : Members : Kristin Hersh David Narcizo Bernard Georges Past members : Tanya Donelly Leslie Langston Fred Abong Elaine Adamedes Becca Blumen Origin : Newport, Rhode Island, United States Years active : 1981--present Labels : 4AD, Sire, Warner Bros. Associated acts : 50 Foot Wave, Lakuna, Belly Website : throwingmusic.com