The Heart Throbs- Early 12” Recordings

Trying to stay more active these days, for my sanity as well as for your ears’ sake. Up on the slab are 5 (FIVE) 12”s by late 80s dream pop/indie pop band The Heart Throbs. This band has been a forever favorite since I first saw the video for “Dreamtime” back in the early 2000s. That song kills me in every which way. But before that blissful melody was recorded and the band got traction via One Little Indian, the band cut their teeth on a slew of successful 12” singles, each one as good as the last. Some of the tracks were remixed for inclusion on their underrated debut record, Cleopatra Gripwhich came out in 1990.

I reckon a lot of folks are already familiar with this band, but if not, best touchstones are bands like Kitchens of Distinction, Darling Buds, Lush, The Primitives, early Throwing Muses, The Sundays, and so on. Rough Trade ahoy!

The Heart Throbs- Toy 12” (1987)
1. Toy
2. I, the Jury
3. Make My Day

The Heart Throbs- Bang 12” (1987)
1. Bang
2. Sick At Heart
3. Naked Bang

The Heart Throbs- Too Many Shadows 12” (1988)
1. Too Many Shadows
2. I See Danger
3. Things That Linger

The Heart Throbs- Here I Hide 12” (1988)
1. Here I Hide (Extended Version)
2. Pale Fire
3. Come (First Version)

The Heart Throbs- Blood From a Stone 12” (1988)
1. Blood From a Stone
2. Cry Hard Cry Fast
3. Smothered

*download it here*

6 Responses to “The Heart Throbs- Early 12” Recordings”

  1. My ears thank you!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks! you’re not losing your touch after all these years

  3. Kent Mathews Says:

    I totally love the Throbs but was totally unaware of this stuff. Thanks for opening my ears yet again!

  4. I still come here and you surprise me. Thanks a lot and keep on going and yeah Dreamtime is a killer
    have fun

  5. Thanks Frankie for bringing this back.
    Do you by chance have Unknown Gender’s “She devil”?
    “Do for you” has great songs and I’d like to listen to this preceding release.
    Grateful in advance.
    Hope you’re ok.

  6. Brian Foster Says:

    The Heart Throbs Cleopatra Grip and Jesus Jones Liquidizer were the first two CDs I ever bought. I bought them both together in 1990. I’ve been a fan of The Heart Throbs for 32 years now and will never get tired of that wonderful debut album.

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