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fIREHOSE

In 1985, after D Boon’s tragic death at age 27 signalled the finish from the Minutemen, bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley threw within their lot with after that-22-year-old former Ohio Condition University student, guitarist, and Minutemen fanatic Ed Crawford to create fIREHOSE. Acquiring their group name from a range in Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” fIREHOSE continuing within the Minutemen custom of breathtaking musicianship coupled with caustic lyrical fusillades motivated by the composing of the Defeat Generation as well as the erect-middle-finger indignation from the Empty Generation. Nevertheless, with Crawford’s decidedly folkie bent insinuating itself in to the combine, fIREHOSE’s songs begun to broaden into even more traditional verse-chorus-verse songwriting symmetry. And even though fIREHOSE under no circumstances equaled the Minutemen’s result with regards to pure audacity and psychological depth, Crawford, Watt, and Hurley documented rock which was muscular, thick, and daring, alongside being enormously heartfelt. They under no circumstances patronized viewers or comported themselves as “rock and roll stars”; these were rather the quintessential post-punk “individuals’ music group.” Although they attained wider notoriety than do the Minutemen (ultimately recording for a significant label), fIREHOSE known as it quits in early 1994 following a desultory, dispirited last LP (Mr. Equipment Operator). Still, almost all of the recorded function stands as among the better past due-’80s/early-’90s indie rock and roll.

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