|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||indie indie rock 4ad alternative female vocalists rock|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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 didnt 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 bands first bass player,...