Sunday, August 26, 2007
06.19.07: MINNEAPOLIS TRINITY
Tonight on WE'RE GONNA BE TIMELESS... "MINNEAPOLIS TRINITY"
U.S. Hardcore Punk of the 1980s was very much a regional phenomenon. As bands and their local scenes evolved past Hardcore's 1982 zenith, different regions moved into different post-Hardcore territories. Husker Du, The Replacements and Soul Asylum were three bands representing Minneapolis. Where many other bands from the midwest and the east coast were exploring thrash and metal, these bands were incorporating a more melodic element to their already established raw and noisy roots. Truthfully, each band had their own distinct sound(s) and each was constantly evolving from one album to the next, paving the way for '90s alternative luminaries such as the Pixies and Nirvana. Tonight, we'll be spinning cuts from these three highly influencial bands.
Pictured: Husker Du