Hunkpapa (album)

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Hunkpapa
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 23, 1989
Recorded1988
Studio Fort Apache Studios, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Genre Alternative rock
Length42:35
Label 4AD, Sire
Producer Gary Smith
Throwing Muses chronology
House Tornado
(1988)
Hunkpapa
(1989)
The Real Ramona
(1991)
Singles from Hunkpapa
  1. "Dizzy"
    Released: February 13, 1989
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Hunkpapa is a studio album by Throwing Muses, released in 1989. It peaked at number 59 on the UK Albums Chart. [2] NME named it the 33rd best album of 1989. [3]

Contents

Track listing

All tracks are written by Kristin Hersh, except "Dragonhead" and "Angel" by Tanya Donelly.

No.TitleLength
1."Devil's Roof"3:39
2."Bea"4:18
3."Dizzy"3:41
4."No Parachutes"3:17
5."Dragonhead"4:04
6."Say Goodbye"0:37
7."Fall Down"3:40
8."I'm Alive"2:49
9."Angel"3:24
10."Mania"3:02
11."The Burrow"1:20
12."Take"4:57

Personnel

Credits adapted from liner notes.

Throwing Muses

Additional musicians

Technical personnel

Charts

ChartPeak
position
UK Albums (OCC) [2] 59

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References

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  2. 1 2 "Throwing Muses". Official Charts Company . Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  3. "Albums And Tracks Of The Year: 1989". NME . October 10, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2018.