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Throwing Muses

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Biography

Throwing Muses is a post-punk alternative rock band formed in 1981 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States, that toured and recorded extensively until 1997, when its members began concentrating more on other projects. Originally fronted by two distinctive lead singers, Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly, stepsisters who both wrote the group's songs, Throwing Muses are known for performing music with shifting tempos, creative chord progressions, unorthodox song structures, and surreal lyrics. The group was set apart from other contemporary acts by Hersh's stark, candid writing style; Donelly's pop stylings and vocal harmonies; and David Narcizo's unusual drumming techniques eschewing use of cymbals. Hallucinatory, febrile songs by Hersh occasionally touched on the subject of mental illness, more often drawing portraits of characters from daily life or addressing relationships.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    She colourblind tired eyes
    Her hallway aching
    She'll never move him - likes it that way
    He's just a walker and he'll never stop walking away
    It's not too soon he said
    Not Too Soon  -  129,256 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    Counting backwards I count you in
    I don't remember him
    I don't remember
    In time I rope you in again
    I try and turn you back through him
    Counting Backwards  -  77,995 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    With your bright yellow gun
    You own the sun
    And I think I need a little poison
    To keep me tame
    Keep me awake
    Bright Yellow Gun  -  73,503 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    I could be a smack freak
    And hate society
    I could hate God
    And blame Dad
    I might be in a Holocaust
    Hate My Way  -  55,570 plays
  5.  
    Lyrics
    Him dancing
    Him rolling on the ground
    Him moaning "I can't help myself"
    You be the cooker
    I can't see no difference in me
    Him Dancing  -  44,207 plays
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