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Throwing Muses — Two Step
Album: The Real Ramona
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Released: 1991
Length: 4:23
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Two step, Behind the rest, One fingertip too long
A hole, A hole in the box they carry, Pours sugar in the road
Pours dimes in diamond jim,
Two months to fill him in A hole...
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 sfyi2001 wrote:
 

markE wrote:
Great influential album. This song sounds very similar to the Pixies' UK Surf Mix of 'Wave of Mutilation'.
 

                 Perhaps the Pixies, who did 'Wave of Mutilation' in 2004, were influenced by this 1991 Throwing Muses tune.
                           I could be wrong {#Crown}

 




 
Actually, Pixies' "Wave of Mutilation" came out in 1989 (on the classic album Doolittle). But these two (New England based) bands came up at around the same time, and wow did I listen to a lot of both of them in high school! I met them that year too, and Kristen Hersh is incredibly nice.

{#Crown}
 

markE wrote:
Great influential album. This song sounds very similar to the Pixies' UK Surf Mix of 'Wave of Mutilation'.
 



                 Perhaps the Pixies, who did 'Wave of Mutilation' in 2004, were influenced by this 1991 Throwing Muses tune.
                           I could be wrong {#Crown}

 



Wow - this song goes back decades. What, maybe 25 years+? Good selection, RP!
 markE wrote:
This song sounds very similar to the Pixies' UK Surf Mix of 'Wave of Mutilation'.
 

My first thought as well...
 Feathers wrote:
Very nice song... {#Daisy}

 
I'm liking it too
Very nice song... {#Daisy}
 aspicer wrote:

Highly recommend this album overall - it was my summer soundtrack one year!

 
Love that - i usually have a "song of the summer" but may need full soundtrack now that you mention it.
 izycrzy wrote:
Is this an older tune?kind of has that "wet" 90s sound but I musta missed it the first time around. may need a closer listen on it.
 
Highly recommend this album overall - it was my summer soundtrack one year!
Is this an older tune?kind of has that "wet" 90s sound but I musta missed it the first time around. may need a closer listen on it.
Not one of their better tunes, IMHO. I love Kristin, but not this one so much. Still a 7, though.
There was a band in Boulder in the mid-80s called Electric Third Rail; the lead singer was a mercurial gal named George, and they sounded a lot like this. Well, usually a bit more rocking, but this made me remember seeing them in the hippest places all over town...
This band was one of my favs in the 90s
There you go. Playa this song rather than that Greg Laswell crap (https://www.radioparadise.com/?name=Music&file=songinfo&song_id=42148)
 ProjectGemini07 wrote:
Very grooveable!{#Bananapiano}

 
Yes Groovy Baby!
Very grooveable!{#Bananapiano}
 stalfnzo wrote:
Had the opportunity to sit down with Kristin at her kitchen table for an hour. Amazing. 
aspicer wrote:

I would be VERY curious to hear more!  What is she like, besides an incredible musician?!

 
Very jealous.  An amazing opportunity.  Well I guess but then they also say not to meet your heroes though I have always assumed that advice depended on who you chose.
 stalfnzo wrote:
Had the opportunity to sit down with Kristin at her kitchen table for an hour. Amazing. 
 
I would be VERY curious to hear more!  What is she like, besides an incredible musician?!
 gjeeg wrote:
Chord Change !.... Try a chord change!!!

 
And ruin your suffering? 
Had the opportunity to sit down with Kristin at her kitchen table for an hour. Amazing. 

groovy...  loove it...
 
if you find the right one you 
might not need to change it 
 gjeeg wrote:
Chord Change !.... Try a chord change!!!
 
There are several chord changes.  
 aspicer wrote:
Amazing band with several quite impressive albums - this is one of them.  If you like this track you will like the album for sure.  Also worth getting is "University" - another great one.  Oh yeah and "House Tornado" too, and....
 

I have them all and hve never been disappointed.  Oh, and you forgot "Hunkpapa"!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Nothing the muses ever did was as good as their first album but that was VERY good. Still can't help upping the volume whenever this floats by on RP. Never specifically noticed it when I bought and listened to the album back then though..
Amazing band with several quite impressive albums - this is one of them.  If you like this track you will like the album for sure.  Also worth getting is "University" - another great one.  Oh yeah and "House Tornado" too, and....
 BigTimber wrote:
I though this was a Pixies song when it first started. Bass line maybe?  I like this song a lot, never heard it before.
 
very reminiscent of Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf version) 
 BigTimber wrote:
I though this was a Pixies song when it first started. Bass line maybe?  I like this song a lot, never heard it before.
 
A lot of overlap, yes... they were even on the same label in the UK (4AD). Like that means anything. 
 shutter wrote:
The Cranberries meet Cocteau Twins?  I like it.
 
Yeah, this is a sweet melody...  love it...


 
The Cranberries meet Cocteau Twins?  I like it.
I though this was a Pixies song when it first started. Bass line maybe?  I like this song a lot, never heard it before.
Prithee, my dear, why are we here?
hey, watch who your throwing those muses at, they can really hurt if you get hit by one...
I don't ordinarily like Throwing Muses (too shrill) but this, I like.{#Cowboy}
Wow.  I havent played this album in years.  Days go by and they just keep going by....
Kristen can just break your heart
 tpa29970 wrote:
If you're in the right mood, this song can swallow you up.   I guess I'm in that mood a lot lately.
 
I'm there with you. Sorry some find it lacking. My advice: just float with it....

More Throwing Muses, please! {#Clap} 
If you're in the right mood, this song can swallow you up.   I guess I'm in that mood a lot lately.
More like Two Trudge
 LongGoneDaddy wrote:
Excellent!!!  Does anyone else hear the similarities with the Pixies slow version of Wave of Mutiliation?  
 

yes, I do hear that and please explain why that is "excellent!!!"
Loooove Hurrts!
Ho. Hum.
Chord Change !.... Try a chord change!!!
Excellent!!!  Does anyone else hear the similarities with the Pixies slow version of Wave of Mutiliation?  


Always appreciate how you mix otherwise under appreciated songs (C sides) in a way to makes me hear them in a new way. Interesting; but not my fav Throwing Muses - great band. How about some Belly!
Worst song on an otherwise good album. Why this one?
I pronounce this most excellent. Totally Cool. 9
did i blow a speaker, or was this mixed by helen keller?
one of my all time fave bands. amazing live. wow this takes me back
The beginning sounds like Petty's "Don't come around here no more". Always heard of this band but never really got a chance to hear their music. Worth some investigation, I think.
I'm not that familiar with the Throwing Muses, but I guess this should be listened to in the context of the complete album(?) On its own it doesn't hold up, I think.
markE wrote:
Great influential album. This song sounds very similar to the Pixies' UK Surf Mix of 'Wave of Mutilation'.
My thoughts exactly!
Shimmer wrote:
Love the Muses, but this song is a throw-away.
I've been a Throwing fan for almost 20 years, and I have a hard time finding any of their songs that I don't like. This one comes pretty close.
Boooooo -- rrriinnnnngggg
Granted, this comment really hits a home run. Perfect envisioning. redeyespy wrote:
Every time I hear this song, I think of how perfect it would be to hear it blaring through an empty house, minutes before you leave it for the last time. Quite unexplainably sad and beautiful.
Who stepped on the reverb reverb reverb reverb? I can hardly hear her. She's singing in the studio across the cave from the band.
Love the Muses, but this song is a throw-away.
i think the "ho-hum" rating is perfect for this song. (because it makes me sleepy.)
-relayer- wrote:
Sounds like they record in the same cave as The Sundays.
Sounds like poop. :sick:
Sounds like they record in the same cave as The Sundays.
lixy wrote:
Sounds Pixiesque to me; Yet, it doesn't come close!
I was just thinking the same thing.
Sounds Pixiesque to me.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Throwing Muses on their WORST day would blow the doors off the Cowboy Junkies ...
YES!
so evocative and sad-we've all had episodes in life this where this could be the perfect soundtrack
... :cool: ...
:sunny:
Hauntingly depressive - come on RP play something that doesn't want me to slice my wrist on New Years Eve :no:
Great influential album. This song sounds very similar to the Pixies' UK Surf Mix of 'Wave of Mutilation'.
redeyespy wrote:
Every time I hear this song, I think of how perfect it would be to hear it blaring through an empty house, minutes before you leave it for the last time. Quite unexplainably sad and beautiful.
"Hey wait, you forgot your stereo!" ;-) Definite 4AD touches here. Likeable tune.
redeyespy wrote:
Every time I hear this song, I think of how perfect it would be to hear it blaring through an empty house, minutes before you leave it for the last time. Quite unexplainably sad and beautiful.

Exactly.
Love this song... beautiful, evocative, entrancing.

redeyespy wrote:
Every time I hear this song, I think of how perfect it would be to hear it blaring through an empty house, minutes before you leave it for the last time. Quite unexplainably sad and beautiful.
FIRE the engineer, this song is terribly produced... I canny hear the lassie sing, canny make oot the words!
Every time I hear this song, I think of how perfect it would be to hear it blaring through an empty house, minutes before you leave it for the last time. Quite unexplainably sad and beautiful.
rainfairy wrote:
For lack of a better explanation this song is just too out of it for me to really enjoy it. I much prefer the song "Counting Backwards" off this album, which is way more upbeat and nothing like this. In fact, many years ago I had this sampler tape of new artists from Elektra(?). It had a wide variety of bands, but Throwing Muses still stands out in my mind. There were a couple other really good artists on there... ah, memory lane.
Pretty sure they were prominently featured on Sire's sampler series, starting with Just Say Yes. If I remember right, Sire was Warner Bros. "alternative" label. The link to Just Say Yes is: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002LD9/qid=1120786311/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/102-0564254-7472904
For lack of a better explanation this song is just too out of it for me to really enjoy it. I much prefer the song "Counting Backwards" off this album, which is way more upbeat and nothing like this. In fact, many years ago I had this sampler tape of new artists from Elektra(?). It had a wide variety of bands, but Throwing Muses still stands out in my mind. There were a couple other really good artists on there... ah, memory lane.
magically delicious
Very nice
I like it, have not heard before... dreamy...
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Throwing Muses on their WORST day would blow the doors off the Cowboy Junkies ...
I dont think its even valid to compare CJ to Throwing Muses. They are each incredible performers in their own musical genres. Just because the Muses wrote a song that sounds vaguely like a CJ song doesn't mean they're suddenly trying to break into the same type of music.
punkbot wrote:
one of the true gems from easily one of the most underrated bands of the last 20 years.
i thoroughly agree - very nostalgic for me
one of the true gems from easily one of the most underrated bands of the last 20 years.
This was hypnotic.
Throwing Muses on their WORST day would blow the doors off the Cowboy Junkies ...
Cowboy Junkies on downers...
MrSpaz wrote:
Huh. That transition worked really well. Pretty neato. :)
DITTO...!!
Huh. That transition worked really well. Pretty neato. :)
blech. boring and puts me to sleep. I used to like throwing muses back in the day, but this song isn't working for me.