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I promised photos of my LP collection awhile ago. I am giving you a couple today to get it started. Rifle Sport is one of my fave 80’s Minneapolis bands. The vinyl is, in fact, white. It was their second album released in ‘86 or ‘87. I bought this at the 7th and Hennepin Northern Lights Record Store.

I promised photos of my LP collection awhile ago. I am giving you a couple today to get it started. Rifle Sport is one of my fave 80’s Minneapolis bands. The vinyl is, in fact, white. It was their second album released in ‘86 or ‘87. I bought this at the 7th and Hennepin Northern Lights Record Store.

One of my fave local bands Neomort’s 1989 release, XOXOX, on Big Money Inc. (perhaps the most ripped off label name ever thanks to rap). I was given this LP by bass player/singer Joe Lyon (who now is an incredible magician). This band may best represent what I call Mpls Hatecore (based on hating life, not classes of people). One of the songs on this album is about a girl we had both gone out with. I am digitizing this album right now, I may post a song in awhile.

One of my fave local bands Neomort’s 1989 release, XOXOX, on Big Money Inc. (perhaps the most ripped off label name ever thanks to rap). I was given this LP by bass player/singer Joe Lyon (who now is an incredible magician). This band may best represent what I call Mpls Hatecore (based on hating life, not classes of people). One of the songs on this album is about a girl we had both gone out with. I am digitizing this album right now, I may post a song in awhile.

LP of the day is Misery's the Early Years. These guys have been some of my best friends since the early 80's. A lot of their first shows were in my basement at the infamous “Pillsbury House” (NE corner of 26th St and Pillsbury Ave S, Minneapolis, MN) back in '85 and '86. Jon Greenslit (far right w/noose) and Gary Winger (far left) have been my biggest supporters when life has been rough. They also were invaluable help when we made Sonic Warp a legal production company. There are not 2 better friends in the world. These guys are still playing and are the most prolific crust punk band in the U.S. Misery has a bunch of albums available on iTunes. You can also buy Jon Greenslit's “Pisshead Blues Band” albums on iTunes (seriously, a crust punk that gets the blues is pretty amazing).

LP of the day is Misery's the Early Years. These guys have been some of my best friends since the early 80's. A lot of their first shows were in my basement at the infamous “Pillsbury House” (NE corner of 26th St and Pillsbury Ave S, Minneapolis, MN) back in '85 and '86. Jon Greenslit (far right w/noose) and Gary Winger (far left) have been my biggest supporters when life has been rough. They also were invaluable help when we made Sonic Warp a legal production company. There are not 2 better friends in the world. These guys are still playing and are the most prolific crust punk band in the U.S. Misery has a bunch of albums available on iTunes. You can also buy Jon Greenslit's “Pisshead Blues Band” albums on iTunes (seriously, a crust punk that gets the blues is pretty amazing).

Best private message of the year.

From a relatively famous crust punk that played some of his first shows in my basement back in the mid ’80s.

"You know what I really like? Everybody in an unspoken about tribe that is us. An energy that has more love in it than anything."

MInneapolis/St Paul, you should live here. We have a spare room and hugs…and bike paths.




It’s a big club. It’s kind of nice to have a local bike clothing brand in your hometown. Twin Six Minneapolis, MN

It’s a big club. It’s kind of nice to have a local bike clothing brand in your hometown. Twin Six Minneapolis, MN

MSP airport is finally getting rid of the outhouses. Hopefully the new restrooms will be Larry Craig proof.

MSP airport is finally getting rid of the outhouses. Hopefully the new restrooms will be Larry Craig proof.

Santiago Durango (Big Black) and Bob Stinson (The Replacements) the 7th St Entry 1983 or 1984. Perhaps the 2 best/influential bands of the early ’80s outside of Husker Du and the Minutemen. The guy in the middle is Kelly Linehan of Man Sized Action.

Santiago Durango (Big Black) and Bob Stinson (The Replacements) the 7th St Entry 1983 or 1984. Perhaps the 2 best/influential bands of the early ’80s outside of Husker Du and the Minutemen. The guy in the middle is Kelly Linehan of Man Sized Action.

Bob Mould playing in Husker Du at a benefit for a MInneapolis children’s hospital in 1982.

Bob Mould playing in Husker Du at a benefit for a MInneapolis children’s hospital in 1982.

royaltruxchronicles:

1992: First Avenue Downtown Danceteria, Minneapolis - Supporting Sonic Youth

I was there, Royal Trux stayed at my house (albeit the upstairs neighbors in the duplex, all the benefits, none of the responsibilities). This may have been one of the first all ages shows in MN that allowed alcohol to be sold to adults. The success of my production company, Sonic Warp, gave MInneapolis clubs the incentive to change alcohol laws.

royaltruxchronicles:

1992: First Avenue Downtown Danceteria, Minneapolis - Supporting Sonic Youth

I was there, Royal Trux stayed at my house (albeit the upstairs neighbors in the duplex, all the benefits, none of the responsibilities). This may have been one of the first all ages shows in MN that allowed alcohol to be sold to adults. The success of my production company, Sonic Warp, gave MInneapolis clubs the incentive to change alcohol laws.

Skinheads fighting over who was the most non-racist outside, gunshots, and some Destroy members putting on bullet proof vests backstage before they performed…in other words, an average 1990 Mpls punk show.
They were not DIY bullet proof vests.

Skinheads fighting over who was the most non-racist outside, gunshots, and some Destroy members putting on bullet proof vests backstage before they performed…in other words, an average 1990 Mpls punk show.

They were not DIY bullet proof vests.

The first time I saw Husker Du lives on the internets! Yes, 1980. Jay’s Longhorn is now a parking ramp. 

We knew it was catastrophic for Block E when McDonald’s moved in. I forgot about Brady’s, the bar for suburbanites visiting Dayton’s that didn’t dare enter Moby Dicks or the Gay ’90s.

We knew it was catastrophic for Block E when McDonald’s moved in. I forgot about Brady’s, the bar for suburbanites visiting Dayton’s that didn’t dare enter Moby Dicks or the Gay ’90s.

The Kimchi Tofu House, 307 SE Oak St is amazing!

The Kimchi Tofu House, 307 SE Oak St is amazing!

Biking is finally a part of my Achilles’ tendonitis therapy, day two. Low on miles, high on smiles! Wearing a MBRC Flanders jersey in SPBRC Grand Performance territory….hmmm.

Biking is finally a part of my Achilles’ tendonitis therapy, day two. Low on miles, high on smiles! Wearing a MBRC Flanders jersey in SPBRC Grand Performance territory….hmmm.

magictransistor:

Flyer for Black Flag & Beat Happening at The Fabulous Tropicana in Olympia, Washington. September 24, 1984.

On this Black Flag tour we had Husker Du playing instead of Beat Happening at Duffy’s in Minneapolis. Tony Stenzel, Heidi, and I drove from St. Cloud State University and crashed at 10th and Harmon…shenanigans ensued.

magictransistor:

Flyer for Black Flag & Beat Happening at The Fabulous Tropicana in Olympia, Washington. September 24, 1984.

On this Black Flag tour we had Husker Du playing instead of Beat Happening at Duffy’s in Minneapolis. Tony Stenzel, Heidi, and I drove from St. Cloud State University and crashed at 10th and Harmon…shenanigans ensued.