Minneapolis’ western suburbs grab-bag of cassettes ala Stuart Held

16 Sep

My friend Stuart was the drummer of a few interesting bands from Minneapolis’ western suburbs in the 1980s & 1990s. After lending me his mountain of cassettes, I’ve compiled my favorite highlights for you. I’d classify some songs as Power Pop (“Living a Lie”), some have Bonzo Dog Band weirdness, there’s blazing Rock n Roll (“Feel Like a Little Child”), soul-bearing loner-folk (“Wild Child”), straight-up noise, and what I’ll call Suburban Avant Garde (“House of Chairs”).

You can sometimes find Stuart at Down in the Valley (he’s the used vinyl honcho there), or selling records at The Minnesota Record Show. Thanks, Stuart for giving me permission to post these. It took a sold month of going through the cassettes, but there’s some really great songs here.

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THE WOLFPACK:

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Living a Lie

Do You Believe

Your Friend

Baby Talk

In My Car

Go Down to Jamaica

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DOC:

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Feel Like a Little Child

Wild Child

Givin’ a Little

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FINANCIAL IMBALANCE:

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That Means a Lot

Madison

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DIONYSUS:

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Organism

Underneath a Dead Sky

House of Chairs

World of Ideas

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One Response to “Minneapolis’ western suburbs grab-bag of cassettes ala Stuart Held”

  1. Wayne September 16, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    DOC needs a serious listening too, close your eyes & let ‘feels like a child’ take you to the mid 70’s at the Swinging Sporran In Manchester with proper Watneys fueled Eddie & TH pub rock riffs.

    Stellar work GJG!

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