The Real Ramona

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The Real Ramona
Throwing Muses-The Real Ramona (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Throwing Muses
Released February 18, 1991
Recorded 1990
Studio Eldorado Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California; Dust Bowl Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Alternative rock
Length 40:10
Label 4AD, Sire
Producer Dennis Herring
Throwing Muses chronology
Hunkpapa
(1989)
The Real Ramona
(1991)
Red Heaven
(1992)
Singles from The Real Ramona
  1. "Counting Backwards"
    Released: January 28, 1991
  2. "Not Too Soon"
    Released: November 4, 1991

The Real Ramona is a studio album by Throwing Muses, released in 1991. It peaked at number 26 on the UK Albums Chart.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly C+[4]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[5]
NME 8/10[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]
Select 5/5[8]

NME named The Real Ramona the 35th best album of 1991.[9] In a retrospective review, Andrzej Lukowski of BBC Music wrote that with The Real Ramona, Throwing Muses wrote an "album of great pop songs, but when they did so they no way surrendered their intrinsic otherness – two decades of indie-pop later, it still sounds arresting.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kristin Hersh, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Counting Backwards" 3:15
2. "Him Dancing" 1:10
3. "Red Shoes" 3:33
4. "Graffiti" 2:37
5. "Golden Thing" 2:25
6. "Ellen West" 2:49
7. "Dylan" 1:40
8. "Hook in Her Head" 6:32
9. "Not Too Soon" (Tanya Donelly) 3:09
10. "Honeychain" (Donelly) 4:24
11. "Say Goodbye" 3:54
12. "Two Step" (Throwing Muses) 4:34

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

Throwing Muses

Technical personnel

  • Dennis Herring – production
  • John Beverly Jones – engineering
  • Csaba Petocz – re-mixing on "Not Too Soon"
  • Paul Kolderie – re-mixing on "Red Shoes"
  • Throwing Muses – re-mixing on "Red Shoes"
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • David Narcizo – design
  • Jim Anderson – front photography
  • Andy Catlin – band photography

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[1] 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Throwing Muses". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "The Real Ramona – Throwing Muses". AllMusic. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Caro, Mark (April 18, 1991). "Throwing Muses: The Real Ramona (Sire)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 28, 2018. 
  4. ^ Wyman, Bill (April 12, 1991). "The Real Ramona". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 28, 2018. 
  5. ^ Hochman, Steve (May 12, 1991). "Throwing Muses, 'The Real Ramona,' Sire". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 28, 2018. 
  6. ^ Dalton, Stephen (February 16, 1991). "Throwing Up in Public". NME. 
  7. ^ McDonell, Evelyn (June 27, 1991). "Throwing Muses: The Real Ramona". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 5, 2008. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  8. ^ Dalton, Stephen (March 1991). "Scorch Songs". Select (9): 81. 
  9. ^ "Albums And Tracks Of The Year: 1991". NME. October 10, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  10. ^ Lukowski, Andrzej (2010). "Throwing Muses The Real Ramona Review". BBC Music. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 

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