Okay, so we’ve posted a bit about Husker Dü and Prince, both associated with various scenes in the Twin Cities from the early 1980s.
We’ll get to chatting about the Replacements at some point, but I wanted to post a bit about the punk trio from the Twin Cities, The Suicide Commandos. This band would influence the after mentioned Place-Mats, Soul Asylum and also Husker Dü.
They really only made one record, appropriately entitled “Make a Record.” However, every song on that album is a classic, but my favorites are “Burn it Down” (a song about the bands condemned home/rehearsal space) and “Match Mis/match” (definitely an influence on early Paul Westerberg/Replacements!).
The band are still active, doing the odd-gig here and there, and have a blog up on their website. They recently recorded their first studio album in over 30 years last year, and its also worth checking out.