Throwing Muses - USA 2009

This is a superb 'pro-audience' recording of Throwing Muses performing at The Middle East (downstairs) Cambridge, MA, USA, on March 14th, 2009.

From Kristin Hersh's website the good news for Throwing Muses lovers is (and we quote) "Throwing Muses is in the process of mixing their new record, which, for now at least is coming in at 38 songs(!) This one is entirely listener-funded thanks to Kristin’s subscribers (Strange Angels) and other generous contributors via CASH Music".

From Wikipedia regarding the latter history of the band - 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

Source: Audience Matrix (Microtech Gefell M210's).

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@210kbps (variable). 

Genre: Alternative rock, post-punk.

Set: Full Set. 

Set List:

1. Devil's Roof
2. Start
3. Shimmer
4. Hazing
5. Finished
6. Speed and Sleep
7. Tango
8. Tar Kissers
9. Limbo
10. Bright Yellow Gun
11. Shark
12. Mexican Women
13. Say Goodbye
14. Vicky's Box
15. Pearl
16. Bea
17. Mania
18. Colder

Band: Kristin Hersh, David Narcizo, Bernard Georges

Web: Kristin Hersh HERE. Throwing Muses - 4AD Label HERE.

New file link in comments below - Re-uploaded 2012 (Stealth project).


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