Civil Defense….After 30 years…. vintage film of Civil Defense has been discovered. They just got out of a recording studio after recording Gun Control… their first EP. They were playing that night with Sonny Vincent and the Extreme at Mc Cafertys in St.Paul, MN 1983.
Home is the bands second album for Epitaph, and it definitely has that Epitaph polish going for it. Strong effort with all the polish you’d expect from a bigger label, yet maintains all the gruff edge you’d expect from OWTH.
This is the full album stream, and currently features videos for 3 tracks.
Probably the most commercially successful band to come out of the Minneapolis punk scene, eclipsing Husker Du & The Replacements. After all, they never played a Presidential Inaugural Ball!
Still. I’ve always been a fan of the early Soul Asylum stuff. Every since the mega-hits of the 90s they have pretty much been written off as one of the anchors of the MPLS punk scene in the early days. But go back and listen to those Twintone and A&M albums and you’ll see that it still stands up even into the mid-2010s.
Minneapolis punk rock group, The Right Here, perform their song, “I’m Not One for Swearin’…” at The Turf Club in St. Paul on 08.23.12.
Minneapolis punk rockers, The Right Here, perform “Dead Flowers” by The Rolling Stones at M3dµ$a (07.26.2012).
I caught these guys at the “Post-fest mini-fest” at the Hexagon Bar a while back. Great set! Fun. Crowd seemed to be into them. It was the first time I had seen them so I’m not real familiar with them, but it was a fun set. Check them out!
My name is Dave, and I grew up in Minnesota listening to the many punk & hard core bands that I'm featuring here. More important though, is that I'm not just posting the stuff that like, but I'm making an attempt to document every band that had something to do with the punk scene in Minnesota. From your Husker Du & Replacements to Dirt Poor & the Kung Fools. Bands that played bars, and bands that played basements and garages. I'd like it all represented here.
I'd also like your help. I can't possible do it all by myself, so if you want to see something here, let me know. If you see something on the net that deserves a mention here, let me know. If you'd like to contribute, let me know.
If you are in a band that I've posted here, and you want your stuff removed, just ask, and it will be removed. Most of my posts are links to other people's posts. Some of it is from my personal record collection. It is my intent to only post stuff that you can not otherwise buy. Long out of print stuff. If I link to stuff that is in print, I will try to include a link to actually purchase it. That won't happen very often though, since I try to post only stuff that I know to be out of print. If the band has an official website, I'll try to post a link to it. If I get something wrong, or you'd like to contribute something, let me know.
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