Friday, December 14, 2007

A Discography of Geography

In that last post about the terrific new book on The Replacements, I neglected to mention the following quote from Craig Finn, frontman and principal songwriter of the Teenage Kicks house band, The Hold Steady:

Hootenanny has “Run It,” which [references] Lyndale and Garfield [avenues in South Minneapolis], and I knew those streets and I was blown away that there was a rock band in my hometown.

There are plenty of reasons to love The Replacements. The fact that they gave Finn license to write songs incorporating the streets of Minneapolis is yet another.

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