Throwing Muses

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, by Kristin Hersh (7 August 1966, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; vocals/guitar), Tanya Donelly (b. 14 July 1966, Newport, Rhode Island, USA; vocals/guitar), Elaine Adamedes (bass) and David Narcizo (drums), Throwing Muses added an entirely new perspective to the pop model of the late 80s. The band was formed by step-sisters (who had previously been best friends) Hersh and Donelly, though Hersh was the primary influence: ‘The band was totally my idea. We were 14, and I was a pain in the ass about it, Tanya didn’t even want to play anything for a year’. The duo picked up the services of Narcizo in their junior year in high school after he invited them to play a set at his parents’ house. Previously he had only played marching drums, while the cymbal-less set-up of his kit was the result of borrowing from a friend who had mislaid them, rather than any great conceptual plan. The band’s first bass player,...

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