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Husker Du: Husker Dü

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Alternative America, Winter 1983

FORMED IN MINNEAPOLIS in the Summer of 1979, Husker Dü ("Do you remember" in Danish) released their first 45, 'Statues', in 1980. After their extensive ...

Mission of Burma

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Alternative America, Winter 1983

COMING TOGETHER in Boston four years ago, Mission of Burma's first single, 'Academy Fight Song', was released by Ace of Hearts a year after the ...

R.E.M.

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Alternative America, Winter 1983

FROM INGLORIOUS beginnings playing a birthday party, R.E.M.'s independent first single, 'Radio Free Europe', was Robert Palmer's choice as 10th best single of 1981 in ...

Rank and File

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Alternative America, Winter 1983

FROM THE REMNANTS of two of America's seminal punk bands, the Dils and the Nuns, comes Rank and File. ...

Social Climbers

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Alternative America, Winter 1983

NEW YORK'S Social Climbers originally formed in Bloomington, Indiana around a nucleus of Mark Bingham and Jean Seton Shaw. Augmented by a large cast of ...

Suicide: Martin Rev interviewed

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Alternative America, Winter 1983

ALAN VEGA (vocals) and Martin Rev (instrument) formed Suicide in 1972 in New York City. After years of gaining infamy while gigging the Max's Kansas ...

The Embarrassment

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Alternative America, Winter 1983

THE EMBARRASSMENT formed four years ago in Wichita from the ruins of several other bands – the Mainliners, Screamers, Lemurs, Bad Eggs, and the Clique. ...

The Gun Club

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Alternative America, Winter 1983

JEFFREY LEE PIERCE is the Gun Club. He writes the music, sings, plays guitar, does the talking, and since the band's rise from nowhere with ...

The Three O'Clock

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Alternative America, Winter 1983

THE THREE O'CLOCK have just released a five-song, 12-inch EP, Baroque Hoedown, on Frontier Records. Originally formed in Carson, California, the band released one 45 ...

Wipers

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Alternative America, Winter 1983

"I REALLY THRIVE on trying to create a picture in one's mind...(to) get something to actually come out of the grooves." ...

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