Complicated Fun The Birth of Minneapolis Punk and Indie Rock, 1974-1984 --- An Oral History /

"In the early 1970s, the Minneapolis music scene was no scene at all. Radio stations played Top 40 music; bars and clubs booked only rock cover bands and blues bands. Meanwhile, cities like New York, Detroit, and London were spawning fresh and innovative--and loud and raw--sounds by musicians c...

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Other Authors / Creators:Collins, Cyn, interviewer.
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:Project Muse.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2017] (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE,
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • Inspirations from afar: New York, London, Detroit, and elsewhere
  • The godfathers of Minneapolis punk: the Suicide Commandos
  • Before the Longhorn: barns, ballrooms, and the Blitz Bar
  • This has got to be a joke: the Hypstrz, the Mighty Mofos, and the Batson brothers
  • Clubhouse for music fanatics: Oar Folkjokeopus Record Store
  • Sinister forces: Curtiss A and Bob "Slim" Dunlap
  • We do what we like: Flamingo and Flamin' Oh's
  • Punk rock gets a new home: Jay's Longhorn
  • New world: NNB
  • Party underground: the Podany and the Modesto
  • Ladies and gentlemen, the Suburbs!
  • Local wax: Twin/Tone Records
  • The Wallets take it
  • to Minneapolis: the art rock scene
  • New-no-now wave: M-80 Festival
  • New York City exodus: Minneapolis musicians move to the Big Apple
  • New day rising: Heusker Deu
  • The scene goes on: Duffy's, Goofy's Upper Deck, and 7th Street Entry
  • Raised in the city: the Replacements.