We are not afraid of controversy here at ‘I was a Teenage Shoegazer’. So once again I am going to stick my neck out and stick up for a universally panned album. I was lent this album at school. A friend borrowed my Charlatans tape, and I asked if he had any good indie albums? He said that his sister had a Throwing Muses album, so I asked if he could do me a copy.
This is often seen as a glitch in the Muses’ catalogue . The production has allegedly stifled and muted the songs. Is this another example of 4AD interfering with the production, like they did in Lush’s Spooky. But probably 4AD were only the UK distribution, and it was Sire that were at the forefront of production.
There are some classic Muses’ songs here Devil’s Head, Dizzy and Fall Down. These songs are very different to each other.
Many have made known there disapproval of the use of horns in Hunkpapa. I have listened to the album extensively and the horns are not jumping out at me. There is a slight brass section in Take, but that is in keeping with everything going on in the song.