BTTE Episode 256: Throwing Muses / Kristin Hersh / 50FOOTWAVE Special

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Sun, 11/04/2018 - 12:00am to 2:00am
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January of 1988 is ground zero of my Throwing Muses fandom. It was my first semester away at college. It was my first month back in the U.S. after a few years' exile in Argentina. My beloved favorite band at that time, The Smiths, had just broken up. Morrissey's lyrics spoke so fittingly to my high school years. Who would speak to me in my young adulthood?

Enter Muses track "A Feeling", which appeared on the Sire Records sampler cassette Just Say Yes. I was so instantly hooked on the swirling guitar and vocals, I played that track over and over again. It was like nothing I had ever heard before. I sought out The Fat Skier EP on cassette and devoured it. Around the same time, a new friend pointed me to the Lonely Is An Eyesore compilation on 4AD records. Each song was magnificent, but nonesomuch as "Fish".

1988 was The Year Of Throwing Muses for me, and very likely laid the musical foundation for me for the rest of my listening life.

Join me this Saturday 11/3 at midnight (technically it is Sunday morning) for a retrospective of Throwing Muses and Kristin Hersh and 50 Foot Wave.

It'll be chronological, one song per release, including live tracks and a few surprises.

Thank you to KBOO for the archived audio, you can listen below.

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    12:01
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    There's No Excuse
    Album
    Cassette Demo
    Label
    self
  • Time
    12:04
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Bird Of Paradise
    Album
    Cassette Demo
    Label
    self
  • Time
    12:07
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Stand Up
    Album
    Throwing Muses EP
    Label
    Blowing Fuses
  • Time
    12:09
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    And a She-Wolf After the War
    Album
    Doghouse Cassette
    Label
    self-released
  • Time
    12:15
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Vicky's Box
    Album
    Untitled
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    12:20
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Cry Baby Cry
    Album
    Chains Changed EP
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    12:25
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    A Feeling
    Album
    The Fat Skier EP
    Label
    Sire
  • Time
    12:28
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Marriage Tree
    Album
    House Tornado
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    12:31
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Conversation
    Album
    Saving Grace Promo 12" single
    Label
    Sire
  • Time
    12:36
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    I'm Alive
    Album
    Hunkpapa
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    12:37
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Ellen West
    Album
    The Real Ramona
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    12:41
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Backroad
    Album
    Red Heaven
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    12:46
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Juno
    Album
    Live At Maxwells
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    12:49
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Two Step
    Album
    Live In Providence
    Label
    Throwing Music
  • Time
    12:53
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Mania (Live)
    Album
    The Curse (Live)
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    12:56
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    A Loon
    Album
    Hips and Makers
    Label
    Sire
  • Time
    1:00
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Me and My Charms (String Version)
    Album
    Strings
    Label
    Sire
  • Time
    1:08
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Teller
    Album
    University
    Label
    Sire
  • Time
    1:12
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Night Driving
    Album
    Limbo
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    1:15
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Bea
    Album
    Live To Tape
    Label
    Rykodisc
  • Time
    1:20
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Stained
    Album
    Strange Angels
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    1:22
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Shake
    Album
    Strange Angels
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    1:25
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Whole Heap of Little Horses
    Album
    Murder, Misery and Then Goodnight
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    1:29
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    A Cleaner Light
    Album
    Sky Motel
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    1:34
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Spain
    Album
    Sunny Border Blue
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    1:37
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Heaven
    Album
    Live At Noe Valley Ministry
    Label
    Throwing Music
  • Time
    1:44
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Milk Street
    Album
    The Grotto
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    1:49
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Civil Disobedience
    Album
    Throwing Muses
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    1:50
    Artist
    50 Foot Wave
    Song
    Long Painting
    Album
    50 Foot Wave
    Label
    ThrowingMusic
  • Time
    1:53
    Artist
    50 Foot Wave
    Song
    Diving
    Album
    Golden Ocean
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    1:56
    Artist
    50 Foot Wave
    Song
    Hot Pink, Distorted
    Album
    Free Music
    Label
    ThrowingMusic
  • Time
    2:00
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Deep Wilson
    Album
    Mississippi Candlelight July 6, 2006
    Label
    Throwing Music
  • Time
    2:05
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Vertigo
    Album
    Learn to Sing Like a Star
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    2:10
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Cathedral Heat
    Album
    10-4 All Volume 1
    Label
    Not On Label (Kristin Hersh Self-released)
  • Time
    2:14
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Like A Dog
    Album
    10-4 All Box Set
    Label
    Throwing Music, 2008
  • Time
    2:16
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Limbo (acoustic version)
    Album
    10-4 All Box Set
    Label
    Throwing Music, 2008
  • Time
    2:18
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Soap and Water
    Album
    10-4 All Box Set
    Label
    Throwing Music
  • Time
    2:20
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Winter
    Album
    10-4 All Box Set
    Label
    Throwing Music
  • Time
    2:25
    Artist
    50 Foot Wave
    Song
    Power + Light
    Album
    Power + Light
    Label
    Throwing Music
  • Time
    2:30
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Mississippi Kite
    Album
    Crooked
    Label
    Throwing Music
  • Time
    2:33
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Static
    Album
    Cats And Mice
    Label
    Kitten Charmer
  • Time
    2:37
    Artist
    50 Foot Wave
    Song
    Grey
    Album
    With Love From The Men's Room
    Label
    CASH
  • Time
    2:40
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Slippershell
    Album
    Purgatory / Paradise
    Label
    Throwing Music
  • Time
    2:43
    Artist
    50 Foot Wave
    Song
    St. Christopher
    Album
    Bath White EP
    Label
    CASH
  • Time
    2:51
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Detox
    Album
    Wyatt at the Coyote Palace
    Label
    Yes Dear Music
  • Time
    2:54
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Elysian Fields
    Album
    Wyatt at the Coyote Palace
    Label
    Yes Dear Music
  • Time
    2:59
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Lax
    Album
    Possible Dust Clouds
    Label
    Fire Records