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Minneapolis: The Art of the Heart of the Country

Laura Fissinger, Record, October 1985

IF YOU believe music comes from a state of mind rather than a state on the map, now's a good time for a look at the state in the state of Minnesota. Every once in awhile, those who decide these things decide that Minneapolis/St. Paul is capable of spawning (to use an appropriate word) rock 'n' roll worthy of being heard by people living closer to the oceans. Now is one of those times, largely because a guy named Prince has co-opted the charts. And he still lives in Minnesota. By choice.

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