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The Suburbs - Debut EP on Twin\Tone - 1978
The Suburbs - Debut EP on Twin\Tone - 1978
Published: 2015/02/09
Channel: MN 45s
Spooks - 1980-1990 - Five-Song Twin Tone EP - Curtiss A
Spooks - 1980-1990 - Five-Song Twin Tone EP - Curtiss A
Published: 2015/03/08
Channel: MN 45s
Unboxing The Replacements  - the Twin Tone years
Unboxing The Replacements - the Twin Tone years
Published: 2015/08/12
Channel: NOLA Nerd Couple
Suicide Commandoes - "Burn It Down" (1977)
Suicide Commandoes - "Burn It Down" (1977)
Published: 2007/12/12
Channel: Marcus Brandel
Airline Twin Tone Demo featuring Bella the Bird - Lance Keltner
Airline Twin Tone Demo featuring Bella the Bird - Lance Keltner
Published: 2015/02/11
Channel: eastwood guitars
P 9 - Soul Asylum (1989)
P 9 - Soul Asylum (1989)
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: twintonedigital
Figures "The Gateway" Minneapolis 1985 Twin/Tone Vinyl
Figures "The Gateway" Minneapolis 1985 Twin/Tone Vinyl
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: JC Haywire
Artificial Heart - Soul Asylum (1989)
Artificial Heart - Soul Asylum (1989)
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: twintonedigital
Suicide Commandos - Weekend Warrior
Suicide Commandos - Weekend Warrior
Published: 2012/01/31
Channel: Scott Smith
Twin Tone Sound Co.
Twin Tone Sound Co.
Published: 2016/05/23
Channel: Errol Warwick
Twin Tone Sound Co.
Twin Tone Sound Co.
Published: 2016/05/23
Channel: Errol Warwick
TWIN TONES / Trío De Mercenarios
TWIN TONES / Trío De Mercenarios
Published: 2009/06/25
Channel: Ricardo Villarreal T.
Talk About Pop Music: Episode 70: The Suburbs: Credit In Heaven (Twin/Tone Records/1981)
Talk About Pop Music: Episode 70: The Suburbs: Credit In Heaven (Twin/Tone Records/1981)
Published: 2016/03/29
Channel: Talk About Pop Music
Never Squeal
Never Squeal
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Ween - Topic
Twin Tone Sound Co.
Twin Tone Sound Co.
Published: 2016/05/24
Channel: Errol Warwick
God
God's Favorite Band The TwinTone Records In Through the Out House
Published: 2017/09/17
Channel: Leprechaun Ramons
TWIN TONE TRIGGER @ The Atomic Café - Intro | Under Control (Live)
TWIN TONE TRIGGER @ The Atomic Café - Intro | Under Control (Live)
Published: 2014/04/27
Channel: Kevin Ippisch
TWIN TONE TRIGGER - Rough Diamond
TWIN TONE TRIGGER - Rough Diamond
Published: 2014/05/11
Channel: Kevin Ippisch
Fingerprints - (Now I wanna Be A) Space Girl
Fingerprints - (Now I wanna Be A) Space Girl
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: James Haine
hella twin tone horn colour coded to the car
hella twin tone horn colour coded to the car
Published: 2015/08/20
Channel: Richard Carver
Twin Tone Modification
Twin Tone Modification
Published: 2014/12/02
Channel: russell matthieson
The Suburbs : Ailerons O.K.
The Suburbs : Ailerons O.K.
Published: 2012/07/17
Channel: liquemascis
TWIN TONE TRIGGER @ The Atomic Café - Without Despite (Live)
TWIN TONE TRIGGER @ The Atomic Café - Without Despite (Live)
Published: 2014/04/27
Channel: Kevin Ippisch
Nan
Nan
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Ween - Topic
Tick
Tick
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Ween - Topic
06 - Awake (Live) | TWIN TONE TRIGGER @ Glockenbachwerkstatt
06 - Awake (Live) | TWIN TONE TRIGGER @ Glockenbachwerkstatt
Published: 2014/05/11
Channel: Kevin Ippisch
I
I'm In The Mood To Move
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Ween - Topic
I Gots A Weasel
I Gots A Weasel
Published: 2014/11/09
Channel: Ween - Topic
Replacements - Stuck In The Middle
Replacements - Stuck In The Middle
Published: 2012/08/25
Channel: Bolt24 Hot Sounds
Papa Zit
Papa Zit
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Ween - Topic
Cold And Wet
Cold And Wet
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Ween - Topic
Mushroom Festival In Hell
Mushroom Festival In Hell
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: Ween - Topic
Favorite Thing by Replacements
Favorite Thing by Replacements
Published: 2010/08/02
Channel: bmsmith918
Bumblebee
Bumblebee
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Ween - Topic
Twin Tone
Twin Tone
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: goldfish fireworks
The Replacements Let It Be (1984)
The Replacements Let It Be (1984)
Published: 2016/04/17
Channel: Otilia Linwood
New Feelings
New Feelings
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Soul Asylum - Topic
Lone Rider
Lone Rider
Published: 2014/11/06
Channel: Soul Asylum - Topic
I Hate Music
I Hate Music
Published: 2015/03/13
Channel: The Replacements - Topic
TWIN TONE TRIGGER | 05 | Call It Fate - Live @ Cord Club
TWIN TONE TRIGGER | 05 | Call It Fate - Live @ Cord Club
Published: 2014/08/12
Channel: Kevin Ippisch
Don
Don't Ask Why
Published: 2015/03/13
Channel: The Replacements - Topic
Color Me Impressed (Remastered Version)
Color Me Impressed (Remastered Version)
Published: 2015/11/14
Channel: The Replacements - Topic
Growing Pain
Growing Pain
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Soul Asylum - Topic
Carry On
Carry On
Published: 2014/11/06
Channel: Soul Asylum - Topic
Shiftless When Idle
Shiftless When Idle
Published: 2015/03/13
Channel: The Replacements - Topic
01 - Intro | Under Control (Live) | TWIN TONE TRIGGER @ Glockenbachwerkstatt
01 - Intro | Under Control (Live) | TWIN TONE TRIGGER @ Glockenbachwerkstatt
Published: 2014/05/11
Channel: Kevin Ippisch
TWIN TONE TRIGGER @ The Atomic Café - Provers Prove (Live)
TWIN TONE TRIGGER @ The Atomic Café - Provers Prove (Live)
Published: 2014/04/27
Channel: Kevin Ippisch
09 - Rough Diamond (Live) | TWIN TONE TRIGGER @ Glockenbachwerkstatt
09 - Rough Diamond (Live) | TWIN TONE TRIGGER @ Glockenbachwerkstatt
Published: 2014/05/11
Channel: Kevin Ippisch
OBM - Record label - Twin/Tone Records
OBM - Record label - Twin/Tone Records
Published: 2016/11/19
Channel: Our Best Moments
Squelch The Weasel
Squelch The Weasel
Published: 2014/11/09
Channel: Ween - Topic
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Twin/Tone Records
Twin-Tone Records Group Logo.jpg
Founded 1977
Founder Peter Jesperson, Charley Hallman, Paul Stark
Defunct 1994
Genre Various, mainly alternative rock and punk
Country of origin United States
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Official website http://www.twintone.com

Twin/Tone Records was a record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which operated from 1977 until 1994. It was the original home of influential Minnesota bands the Replacements and Soul Asylum[1] and was instrumental in helping the Twin Cities music scene achieve national attention in the 1980s. Along with other independent American labels such as SST Records, Touch and Go Records, and Dischord, Twin/Tone helped to spearhead the nationwide network of underground bands that formed the pre-Nirvana indie-rock scene.[2] These labels presided over the shift from the hardcore punk that then dominated the American underground scene to the more diverse styles of alternative rock that were emerging.[3]

Twin/Tone originated in the Minneapolis punk rock scene, which included venues like Jay's Longhorn Bar. The label was begun by Peter Jesperson, local music and sports writer Charley Hallman, and Paul Stark.[4] Releases by the pop/rock group The Suburbs were both Twin/Tone's first release (The Suburbs EP in 1978) and its last (Viva! Suburbs! in 1994). Jesperson signed the Replacements to the label immediately after the band's debut at the Longhorn Bar in Minneapolis.[5] By 1984, the label had released 41 records and grown large enough to support three paid staff members, with its biggest-selling records including the Suburbs' debut and the first two discs by the Replacements.[6] Other groups that signed with Twin/Tone include the Magnolias, Babes in Toyland, Agitpop, the Jayhawks, Poster Children, Soul Asylum, the Wallets, Curtiss A, and Pennsylvania-based Ween. British alternative-rock musician Robyn Hitchcock also released his 1990 solo album Eye through the label.

By 1994, Twin/Tone had released more than 300 records by 100 bands[7] and had begun to develop an umbrella relationship with several smaller, mostly Minnesota-based indie labels,[8] including:

In 1995, Twin/Tone was recognized as a "significant regional label" by Billboard magazine.[1] In 1998, Stark decided to stop releasing physical product in favor of digital media.[9] The company is currently described as being "in mothballs", releasing only limited amounts of out-of-print material on custom-burned CDs, though some of the more significant material was licensed to Restless Records, part of Rykodisc.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Clark, Rick (25 February 1995), "Give Them One Good Region: Local Labels Congregate In Cities Where Talent Gathers", Billboard, p. 114, retrieved 19 April 2015 
  2. ^ Dolan, Jon (January 2005), "The Revival of Indie Rock", Spin, p. 53, retrieved 19 April 2015 
  3. ^ Reynolds, Simon (2006). Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-1-1012-0105-3. 
  4. ^ Cost, J., Earles, A., Fritch, M., Hickey, M., Klinge, S., Miller, E., Olson, D., Rowland, H., Ryan, M., and Valania, J.: A Tale of Twin Cities: Hüsker Dü, the Replacements and the Rise and Fall of the ’80s Minneapolis Scene, Magnet, June 12, 2005.
  5. ^ Walsh, Jim (2009). The Replacements: All Over but the Shouting: An Oral History. Voyageur Press. p. 65. ISBN 9781616739782. 
  6. ^ McCormick, Moira (1984-11-03). "Twin Cities' Twin Tone looks for esoteric talent". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 
  7. ^ http://www.discogs.com/label/222145-TwinTone-Records
  8. ^ "Artists". Twin/Tone Records. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  9. ^ Eisenbeis, Hans (1998-05-20). "I'm With the Bandwidth: Minneapolis label's proprietor, Paul Stark, is making a play for the future". City Pages. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 

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