Thursday, October 31, 2013

January 30, 1981, Zoogie’s, Minneapolis, MN

01. Interview Segment 1
02. Interview Segment 2
03. Interview Segment 3
04. Interview Segment 4
05. Interview Segment 5

What inspires you at the moment?
Not too much...

Notes: “On the night of January 30, 1981, Michael Bourdaghs was a 19-year-old sophomore at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He spent most of his free time working at the college radio station, WMCN, and was a few weeks away from dropping out (he returned a couple years later, got his degree, and is now a professor of Japanese literature at the University Of Chicago). Bourdaghs’ buddy Frank Roetzel introduced Michael to The Replacements, and that night the two interviewed the band and recently installed manager Peter Jesperson in the dressing room of Zoogie’s (formerly Jay’s Longhorn) after their opening set for The Suburbs.

Bourdaghs recently found the tape of that interview. Through the hiss and years, it’s all there, and here: The humor, camaraderie, irreverence, youthful abandon (Tommy Stinson is 15), and simmering ambition that would carry the band for ten more years and beyond. The interview begins with Bourdaghs asking the band members to state their name and the instrument they play.”  - Jim Walsh

A short, live recording has circulated from this date, but has been attributed to the 7th Street Entry. Odds are, it’s been mislabeled and is actually from Zoogie’s as the set conatins many songs mentioned in the interview.

Possibly the bands first interview.

* A transcript of the interview is included in the download. Transcript and recording courtesy Jim Walsh.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome, thanks. The live set from this night is killer, too. There is no transcript included in the download though.