Throwing MusesThe Fat Skier

Label:4AD – MAD 706
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Mini-Album
Style:Alternative Rock, Indie Rock


A1Garoux Des Larmes2:37
A2Pools In Eyes3:20
A3A Feeling3:08
A4Soap And Water2:25
A5And A She-Wolf After The War3:30
A6You Cage1:40
BSoul Soldier8:49

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A side plays at 33 rpm, B side at 45 rpm.

There are no track durations listed on this release.

Recorded at Blackbeard Studios, Lincoln, Rhode Island. Mixed at Mission Control, Boston, Mass. Mastered at Sterling Sound.
Thanks to Salve Regina College, Gary Smith, Jimmy Jazz, Fletch and Rash Of Stabbings.

Soul Soldier is a re-recorded version and is different from the Throwing Muses (CAD 607) release.

℗ & © 1987 4AD

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, hand-etched): MPO MAD 706 A1 JA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, hand-etched): MPO MAD 706 B1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Fat Skier (Cassette, Mini-Album)Sire, Sire25640-4, 9 25640-4US1987
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The Fat Skier (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Mini-Album)Sire1-25640US1987
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The Fat Skier (Cassette, Mini-Album, Cle)4ADMAD C 706UK1987
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The Fat Skier (12", Mini-Album)Sire92 56401Canada1987
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The Fat Skier (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Mini-Album, Test Pressing)4ADMAD 706UK1987



  • notatallwhelmed's avatar
    How could this high mark of the decade not have been commented on by now ?!? The songs "Fish" [ made famous on the Muses-lyric-titled 4AD comp. "Lonely Is An Eyesore" ], "A Feeling" seen in pristine vinyl form on this here mini-LP and the "Just Say Yes" Sire (Warner) CD Sampler. This is the one with Bugs Bunny on the cover (I guess you can raid the parent label's archive liberally), which was the first of many in the series, but the original was best. Hersh used to comment that a lot of her musical output was what came out of her attempts to find the "perfect guitar chord that....rings out...perfectly....". She must have been talking about this song. You could probably survive a Throwing Muses drought with only 3 songs: "Fish...A Feeling...And A She-Wolf After the War". Those sounds define the earlly band.

    I was just thrilled to find out here that THE FAT SKIER's 2 vinyl sides were mastered at BOTH 33 RPM AND! 45 RPM (a- and b- respectively). How amazinglly cool is that!


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