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In , at age 16, Kristin Hersh was hit by a car. She landed on her head and lost a lot of blood. Initially humming, mechanical tones, they quickly organized themselves into the familiar grammar of guitar chords, drum beats, basslines, and surreal melodies. She didn't feel quite right until she got them out of her head: "As soon as I give a song a body in the real world, it stops playing and I breathe a sigh of relief, in precious silence. It's a hell of a creation myth, but an easy one to believe: pretty much every song Throwing Muses ever recorded sounds like an exorcism. Though indebted to punk's passion, fury, and occasional goofiness, the Muses were punks only in the spiritual sense of the word: Even by their teens, the original four were all accomplished musicians well-versed enough in music theory to create the weird, irregular chords and erratic time signatures that would become hallmarks of their sound. There was something almost Zen-like about the band's approach: Dump the contents of your busy brain out onto the street, and see what sounds they make on impact. The offspring of hippie idealism Hersh grew up living on a commune and calling her dad "Dude" and post-punk disillusionment, the Muses' rhetoric was not about breaking the rules so much as transcending them completely. In a recent interview, Hersh said of her earliest days in the band, "I realized that in order to play with the voice you would have if you grew up on a desert island without a radio you need to forget rules.
Kristin Hersh: 'I hate music'
The best album credited to Throwing Muses is The Real Ramona which is ranked number 2, in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of Throwing Muses is ranked number in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 1, This may not be a complete discography for Throwing Muses. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page! Showing latest 5 ratings for this artist. Show all 11 ratings for this artist. Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution.
Throwing Muses is an American alternative rock band formed in in Newport, Rhode Island , United States,  that toured and recorded extensively until , when its members began concentrating more on other projects. The group was originally fronted by two lead singers, Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly stepsisters , who both wrote the group's songs. Hersh's hallucinatory, feverish lyrics occasionally touch on the subject of mental illness, more often drawing portraits of characters from daily life or addressing relationships. We found somebody whose kit we could borrow, but it arrived without cymbals. I learned to play on it without cymbals which then became my trademark early on. In , they released a set of demos, later known as The Doghouse Cassette , garnering a number-one college radio hit, "Sinkhole" and extensive coverage in the local music press. Hersh has written the memoir Rat Girl about the year the band moved to Boston, was signed, and recorded their first album.