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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1980–91)

The talented Paul Westerberg (vocals, guitar) was the main songwriter of this highly influential alternative rock outfit. Brothers Bob and Tommy Stinson (guitar and bass) and Chris Mars (drums) completed this initially shambolic punk band. After three albums on local Minneapolis label Twin-Tone, Tommy Ramone produced Tim (1985). Westerberg’s hooky garage rock songs pointed forward to punk’s acceptance into the mainstream. Despite the excellent Pleased To Meet Me (1987), the band did not make it there themselves.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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