Throwing Muses вЂ“ Anthology (2011)
Release: 27 Sept 2011 | Track: 43 (2CD) | Format: MP3 VBR Kbps | Size: 286 MB
Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
Anthology, the first retrospective collection of Throwing Muses material, comes to us on the 25th anniversary of their (first) self-titled record, a stammering, brutal masterpiece that managed to capture both late adolescent angst and feelings well beyond its years. Producer Gil Norton made HershвЂ™s most intimate moments of near-delirium sound epic: like portions of someoneвЂ™s diary blown up to billboard size. Ever wary of commercial appeal, the band said it didnвЂ™t want to make anthems, so before its next record its label 4AD passed Norton onto the opening act on the MusesвЂ™ European tour, fellow Bostonian scenesters Pixies, who were looking for someone to record their next album, Doolittle. Though the histories of the two bands are deeply, famously entwined, the Muses have enjoyed a fate harder to identify than the burden of being hugely influential (even though they were in certain corners: ItвЂ™s almost impossible to imagine the visceral bleats of singers like Corin Tucker or Marissa Paternoster without Kristin Hersh). This moment of reunions, reissues, and boundless nostalgia seems a good time to ask: where did Throwing Muses fit in?...