Five more Minnesota music reunions we'd love to see
|Glen E. Friedman|
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Naturally, following the announcement of a Replacements reunion, the thought of Hüsker Dü coming back together immediately rose to the top of our wish list. "The idea of a reunion? I don't think anybody in Hüsker needs it," Grant Hart told the Current recently. "It's not going to enhance our reputation. And I think it says a lot to be the band that doesn't take the candy from the dish." Oh, but think of that sweet, sweet candy! It's been far too long since they've shared the stage, and with Bob Mould doing everything from composing the theme to The Daily Show to dabbling in pro-wrestling since, reforming Hüsker Dü seems like the logical next step to be seen by a whole generation who may have only been introduced to them via the Adventureland soundtrack.
Arguably Twin Cities hip-hop's first supergroup, Dynospectrum consisted of Atmosphere's Ant on production with Slug, Musab, and Mr. Gene Poole on the mic. Their self-titled debut remains one of the greatest hidden treasures of the Rhymesayers catalog, and while each of the members has insinuated a reunion is more of a matter of "when" not "if," we'll hopefully have them cutting once again through the headphone static soon.
Perhaps most known nationally as one of the groups who rated a rare 10.0 on Pitchfork, 12 Rods were a cornerstone of alternative rock in the Twin Cities. While they played their farewell show in August 2004, their records have aged incredibly well, suggesting that a return, even for one night, would be incredibly welcome.