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Let's Talk About The Throbs!

Talk about a cool sleaze band! The Throbs are very much New York Dolls meets Hanoi Rocks. The Throbs are from New York too, which always amps up the cool factor just a little. After all, Midwesterners are the heart and soul of America, but New Yorkers know how to party! The band's Wikipedia entry lists how all the members are affiliated with other Glam acts, including Sebastian Bach, L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat.

A lot of sites talk about The Throbs in past tense, but the band still has a very active Myspace page, so I think they are still rocking and willing to play gigs. I've never seen The Throbs live, but I bet it's great fun! The band released The Language of Thieves and Vagabonds (Geffen) in 1991. The album received a rerelease in 2007. I wished I owned a copy of the original pressing. Maybe someday.

Here's "Come Down Sister."

Reader Comments (3)

Thank you so much for posting this!
I've been looking for more bands like Hanoi and the Dolls, but lots don't have that 'rawness'.

This is great.
December 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter:D
Let's not!
December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Okay, I was being particularly extra smart a*sed on that last one. Apologies, Al.

Actually, I have the original issue of the CD but only half listened to it like twice and really didn't give it a chance.

Here's what I truly think...

This particular cut and pretty much everything else on the same LP from which it came is really kind of basic but some do have a lot more going on like this one for example.

They aren't on the same level as say, Faster Pussycat but they still do have some cool songs, like this one...

Cheerz, Metalkidz!
December 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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