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Hunkpapa

4.6 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

On their third album, Hunkpapa, Throwing Muses' volatility settled into a jangly, angular style of college rock. Features the songs "Devil's Roof", "Mania" and Santa Claus". [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Devil's Roof
  2. Bea
  3. Dizzy
  4. No Parachutes
  5. Dragonhead
  6. Say Goodbye
  7. Fall Down
  8. I'm Alive
  9. Angel
  10. Mania
  11. The Burrow
  12. Take
  13. Santa Claus


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • ASIN: B000002LH1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,639 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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One of the first video clips of the Throwing Muses , " Juno " , showed little more than some images of a woman sitting or making bread - her face remained hidden - plus some clips from one of their live shows . Still it was a suffocating experience , somehow frightening and at the same time highly addictive .

There are moments of similar beautiful intensity in " Hunkpapa " . The speedy " Mania " is one . Hersh's perfomance is so powerful and psychotic . Furthermore " Devil's Roof " is well-written and with a great refrain , " I'm Alive " displays how wonderfully the sweet vocals of Donelly can be combined with Hersh's arresting voice while " Bea " with it's changing speeds and magic melancholia is the album's ultimate highlight . The rest of the tracklist though is not as stong , incuding " Dizzy " a song Hersh herself doesn't sound that proud of really ... " I wrote the song Dizzy to play the game " she said in an interview . " We did House Tornado which was this record on this other planet , really insular and complicated and female . At the time we thought we were just a rock band then everyone heard it and flipped out , especially our american label who said ' why do you have to sound so much like the Throwing Muses ' . We thought ' ok we'll give them a stupid song ' so we did this terrible song and remixed it on this terrible way ... " Not that the song is that bad really - it's just that it's rather harmless for a band which has such a devoted fanbase for being the exact opposite .

The key question concering the Muses and records like " Hunkpapa " today though is whether there is a possibility of an important number of new listeners in the near future . The answer unfortunately seems to be no .
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This is probably my least favorite Throwing Muses album; I've always been frustrated by the "wet-blanket" production, giving the whole thing a muted, stifled sound. The most egregious example of this is on the song "Take", which sounds limpid and laconic; not at all like the Muses (note: a *vastly* superior live version of this song is on the hard-to-find _The Curse_ live album, and is also on the "Freeloader" single). The horns contribute absolutely nothing. Also stunting this album are what I consider Tanya Donnelly's two worst songs, the embarassingly twee "Angel" and pointless "Dragonhead". Okay, maybe "Dragonhead"'s not totally irredeemable, but it's easier just to lump the two together. ;-)
Okay, now for the good news. Cock-ups aside production-wise, most of the songs themselves are still great. The hidden blessing in having stifling production values is that the *songs* really come through, if they're there (and they are, of course). That's the cool thing about each Throwing Muses album sounding quite different; not having a particular *sound* really forces the *songs* themselves upon you, if you're listening. That's something I've really learned to appreciate more recently, the more I listen. _Hunkpapa_ has many classics; Devil's Roof, Bea, the surprisingly infectious Dizzy, Fall Down, and Mania (in spite of cheesy horns); great, great songs. And I'd like to add, for myself, the hooky, syncopated No Parachutes, which has always been one of my favorites although rarely cited by others for some reason. Also, this album has some of Kristin's best lyrics, intricate and evocative.
One other great thing about this record: Leslie Langston's basslines!
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I have been wild about Throwing Muses, since being introduced to the Real Ramona. When I finally got my hands on Hunkpapa (not an easy find in the deep south)I was elated. However, this isn't one of my favorites. If I wanted to introduce someone to the Muses,I would use "LIMBO" or "UNIVERSITY". This is not for an infant Muses fan...this has to be for a fan who appreciates their other work. Songs like "Bea" and "Dizzy" are phenomenal songs and I think the Muses always deserve lots of respect for their musical diversity. Kristin is amazing as always....
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I used to love to throw this (tape) into a serious powered mixing board LOUD about an hour before school. Driving drums and bass parts..thrashing guitars, and pretty..sometimes Very pretty vocals...What a mix ! I guess my favorite song is Dragonhead..(which has a nice, tuneful guitar part) .. but its all good. I recommend it to anybody and dont feel i should try to compare it to anybody else.
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okay, so whoever produced this did a [bad] job....they tried to take the muses and make them pop, which is close to impossible....i think their record copy tried to mold them into something they're not, and you can tell the muses fight it tooth and nail on this album.....kristin hersh is just brillant, no other way to describe her work....
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HUNKPAPA was the third album of Throwing Muses, a riotous foursome of young New Englanders who were the first American signing to the legendary British label 4AD, the inspiration for a number of rock acts, and one of the most terribly underappreciated bands for the general public. David Narcizo is one of the stand-out drummers of all time, jumping across complicated times with ease and eschewing cymbals for a highly individual sound. Leslie Langston on bass complements Narcizo to form a rock-solid rhythm section (this was to be her last album with the Muses). And of course, the duo of half-sisters Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donnelly on guitar swung between savage songwriting based on Kristin Hersh's bi-polar disorder and the somewhat unsettling sweetness of Donnelly.

On HUNKPAPA, Throwing Muses are generally in fine form. Among the songs Hersh contributes is "Bea", apparently the memoirs of a desparate prostitute, one of the Muses' finest songs in its combination of surprisingly coherent lyricism with a sublimely elegant musical arc. "Fall Down" is a classic example of Hersh's slower style, while "Mania" goes to the other extreme in describing the frenzy of mental illness. The 37 second-long "Say Goodbye" is one of the album's more mysterious tracks, but this brief acoustic interlude appeared in a wild electric expansion on the Muses' following album THE REAL RAMONA. Donnelly, on the other hand contribues the fine "Dragonhead". The musicianship here is, as can only be expected of these four, of the highest quality. The guitars on the thrilling closer "Santa Claus" never fail to impress me, and as always I find myself asking why Narcizo hasn't garnered more respect from the drumming world.

The only real downside to HUNKPAPA is the bland production.
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