The Throbs

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The Throbs
The Throbs
Origin New York, New York
Genres Hard rock, glam punk, blues rock
Years active 1988-1991
Labels Geffen/DGC
Rock Candy Records
Associated acts L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat Sweet Pain, The Wildhearts, Smashed Gladys, Angels in Vain
Website Official Website
Members Ronnie Sweetheart
Danny Nordahl
Ronnie Magri
Roger Ericson
Past members Pete Pagan
Anthony Smedile
Jeff West

The Throbs were a hard rock band from New York City formed in 1988. They featured singer Ronnie Sweetheart, bassist Danny Nordahl, drummer Ronnie Magri and guitarist Roger Ericson. They recorded one album titled The Language of Thieves and Vagabonds produced by Bob Ezrin (Kiss, Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd) and Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper, Lou Reed) in 1991 for Geffen Records. Rock-n-Roll legend, Little Richard makes a special appearance on piano on the track "Ecstasy". The band has was dropped by their label 6 months after the release of the album and failed to continue. After the departures of Sweetheart and Magri, Ericson & Nordahl formed The Vibes.

The album has been reissued by Rock Candy in 2007 with additional liner notes and 2 previously unreleased demo tracks.


Ronnie Sweetheart- Vocals
Danny Nordahl- Bass, Vocals
Ronnie Magri- Drums
Roger Ericson- Guitar


Pete Trainor- Guitar
Ginger- Guitar
Anthony Smedile- Drums
Jeff West- Drums




  • "Come Down Sister", (1991)