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Kristin Hersh

After the release of Throwing Muses' fifth album, Red Heaven, Kristin Hersh, the band's lead singer/songwriter, took a break from the group and issued her first solo album, the acoustic Hips and Makers, in early 1994. Thanks to the airplay the single "Your Ghost" -- a duet with R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe -- received, the album sold more copies than any of the Muses' releases. Later that year, Hersh also released the Strings EP, which featured versions of selected songs from the album recorded with a string quartet, and did a solo tour. Despite her success as a solo artist, she kept the Muses going as well, releasing their next record, University, in February 1995. Throwing Muses and Hersh as a solo artist moved from Sire to Rykodisc, forming the boutique label Throwing Music in 1996; the label's first release was the final Muses album, Limbo, which appeared that summer. Before the Muses hit the road in support of Limbo, Hersh began work on her second solo album, wrapping it up in early 1997.

At the completion of the Limbo tour, Hersh disbanded Throwing Muses, claiming that it was no longer economically feasible to continue with the band. The acoustic-based Strange Angels, her first post-Muses album, was released by Rykodisc in February 1998. That year, she also released Murder, Misery and Then Goodnight, a collection of lullabies and Appalachian folk songs, as a Throwing Music exclusive. In 1999, Hersh and Throwing Music returned to her original label, 4AD, for Sky Motel, 2001's Sunny Border Blue, and 2003's The Grotto. Hersh also established the Works in Progress series, a subscription service of exclusive rarities, through Throwing Music's website, www.throwingmusic.com.

Hersh also released another Throwing Muses album in 2003, then collaborated with Muses bassist Bernard Georges in 50 Foot Wave, a more rock-oriented expression of her sound, for 2004's self-titled EP, 2005's Golden Ocean, and 2006's digitally released Free Music EP. In 2007, Hersh released another solo album, the intense Learn to Sing Like a Star. Cats and Mice, an unedited performance recorded at Yoshi's in San Francisco, was issued in 2010. That same year, Hersh published her memoir, Rat Girl, which focused on events in her teens from 1985 to 1986. Also in 2010, she released the album Crooked via her website. 2013 saw the release of a new Throwing Muses LP, Purgatory/Paradise, and in 2015 Hersh published a new semi-memoir titled Don’t Suck, Don’t Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt, which focused on her long friendship with the late singer/songwriter. Wyatt at the Coyote Palace, Hersh's first new collection of solo recordings in six years, dropped in November 2016. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Cats & Mice

2. Banks Of The Ohio

3. Fortune

5. Spain

6. Deep Wilson

8. Winter

9. Snake Oil

10. Pearl

11. Sugar Baby

12. Poor Wayfaring Stranger

14. Krait

15. You Cage

16. Cuckoo

17. Your Ghost

18. Teeth

19. Tuesday Night

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Track List: The Grotto

1. Sno Cat

2. Deep Wilson

3. Snake Oil

4. Vanishing Twin

5. SRB

6. Silver Sun

7. Vitamins V

8. Arnica Montana

9. Milk Street

10. Ether

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Track List: Sunny Border Blue

1. Your Dirty Answer

2. Spain

3. 37 Hours

4. Silica

5. William's Cut

6. Summer Salt

7. Trouble

8. Candyland

9. Measure

10. White Suckers

11. Ruby

12. Flipside

13. Listerine

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Track List: Sky Motel

1. Echo

2. White Trash Moon

3. Fog

4. Costa Rica

5. A Cleaner Light

6. San Francisco

7. Cathedral Heat

8. Husk

9. Caffeine

10. Spring

11. Clay Feet

12. Faith

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Track List: Strings

1. Beestung

2. A Loon (String Version)

3. Sundrops (String Version)

4. Me And My Charms (String Version)

5. Velvet Days (String Version)

6. The Key

7. Uncle June And Aunt Kiyoti

8. When The Levee Breaks

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Track List: Hips And Makers

1. Your Ghost

2. Beestung

3. Teeth

4. Sundrops

5. Sparky

6. Houdini Blues

7. A Loon

8. Velvet Days

9. Close Your Eyes

10. Me And My Charms

11. Tuesday Night

12. The Letter

13. Lurch

14. The Cuckoo

15. Hips And Makers

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Track List: A Cleaner Light

1. A Cleaner Light

2. Hate My Way (Acoustic)

3. Garoux Des Larmes (Acoustic)

4. Cry Baby Cry (Acoustic)

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Track List: Learn To Sing Like A Star

1. In Shock

2. Nerve Endings

3. Day Glo

4. Christian Hearse

5. Ice

6. Under The Gun

7. Piano.1

8. Sugar Baby

9. Peggy Lee

10. Piano.2

11. Vertigo

12. Winter

13. Wild Vanilla

14. The Thin Man

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Love Kristin and the Muses...I have since college in RI back in '85...I have seen them many times...
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Funny how many people mention having to get a new car but are disappointed about losing their university sticker. I'm one of them too, though it's been over 20 years ago now
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1person
Kristin Hersh is very strong and fragile and wild in her voice and guitar and lyrics. She is a brave and true artist/music i a n / w r i t e r . I love her.
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loved the muses since their 1st album. check out her book rat girl
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I met my husband in part because he was intrigued by the quote from the Kristin Hersh song Shake that I had on my AOL profile (this was in 1999). The quote was strange angels made this planet glow, then kicked us out. I still think it is one of the most beautiful lines I've ever heard in a song.
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rhonda320
GOD I LOVE THIS LADY!
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...she's actually a pretty good writer too.
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ron.allen0
i just lover her.
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btluttbeg
The world is alright as long as Kristin Hersh is in it.
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lynne_pavlic
KH is the best! Throwing Muses, solo, or 50 Foot Wave - doesn't matter. and ocassiuso, I have now gone thru two Throwing Muses University stickers... I hope they're still selling them when I get a new car. Although I DO miss my red KH sticker...
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I could LIVE on KH alone. Too bad we don't have Strange Angels here.
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One of the best songwriters ever!
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grlscorp11
She is THE best!
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one of my favorite artists.
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I are like her solo stuff betterer than her muses stuff sayed the dog that is him that is awkward fitting.
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Someday my '92 Honda will give up the ghost, and I'll have to replace my Throwing Muses bumpersticke r .
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I'm infatuated with that Kristin Hersh voice.

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