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Fabulous Minnesota Barking Ducks ‘Captured Live in Stereo’ cassette

2 Sep


hear the tape here

Bone Club – Day I Died b/w Six Feet Underground 7″ single, 1989

21 Jan

This 1989 debut release from the St. Paul grunge band was originally released on the Prospective label, but was later re-released on the Rocket Sound Records label. The band went on to release records on many different labels worldwide, including CD/12-inch EP on major label Imago Records. There were 1000 copies pressed of the original, and of those, 500 came with hand-screened cover with different colors.

bone club

Six Feet Underground

Day I Died



Monsters of the Midwest: Volume One

17 Nov

Regional Rock from the 1960’s, if you ever owned a Vox guitar, Fender Twin and a garage you’ll love this stuff. Nobody needs to hear chart toppers all of the time right? Go back, get back just don’t look into the mirror and enjoy.Monsters of the midwest

Mine Forever More
Last Night I Cried
Open Up

Disturbed: old demo cassette, 1987

19 Apr

Disturbed were a metal band from Minnesota during the 1980s. We came across this six song demo and really wanted to share this with you! The band consisted of:

Earl Root: All Guitars & b/u vox hellnoize & screams

James Odegard: Vocals & hellnoize

Mike Nelson: Drums & Thunder

Gregg Bleaker: Bass & Rumble

This recording was made on June 15th, 1987 and had been together about month at the time of recording. There are six songs total on the demo ready to thump your ears and wake them up!











1. Kill ‘Em (Before they X)

2. Tear it Apart

3. I Don’t Kare

4. What the Fuck!?!

5. Comatose

6. Bought & Sold

We would like to thank Nancy Root for allowing us to share this with you.

awesome ‘HYPNOTIC TORNADO’ compilation cassette from 1985

30 Mar

Everyone knows about most of the great Minnesota compilation records. There’s ‘Big Hits of Mid-America Vol. I-IV’, ‘Barefoot & Pregnant’, ‘Kitten’, ‘No Slow All Go’. Some of you may have even heard of ‘Burger Corpse’ or ‘Lung Cookies’. ‘Hypnotic Tornado’ is thee best Minnesota compilation you’ve never heard of. It is St Paul-centric, which means a lot to us at GJG.

Thanks to Paul Dickinson for releasing this great cassette. Paul was in Manifest Destiny, Pax Americana, Poetry Grenade, and you can still see him perform with FRANCES GUMM. Paul wrote one of Minnesota’s greatest anthems “I Will Not be Destroyed”. Sonic Boom Records would go onto release the first Tiltawhirl 7″ single “Pint of Blood” b/w “Define My Life” a couple years later. Tiltawhirl then became Arcwelder.

Link to mediafire


Chicago’s Gil Coronel, two cassettes from the early 1990s

3 Mar

I love these two tapes. Really primitive songs; almost an ‘outsider’ quality going down here. If you like personal home-spun recordings, these tapes are for you. A 1990s double-bill with like-minded local Wesley Willis would have been a treat. The crowd noises on the ‘Live’ cassette give it a Rupert Pupkin vibe.

Gil, wherever you are, please contact me!

Chevelle Malibu
Step Out with Me
I Want it Rain
Mind Jackin’

Kick it Out!
What’s Up?
Guitar Instrumental
Rock the House

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