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Never Found in the '80s - The Mighty Mofos



Continuing our look at Minneapolis bands performing live at the legendary nightclub First Avenue & 7th Street Entry we find The Mighty Mofos. The Mofos were (and are still) the quintessential bar band.

Led by the Batson brothers (Ernie on guitar and Billy on lead vocal), they cranked out a blast of a live show, but never found any of their songs on the charts in the '80s or any other decade. They were heavily influenced by '60s garage rock and bands such as MC5 and The Stooges. In fact, the last time I saw them play was when they were opening for rock icon Iggy Pop.

The song is Mind Reader and the performance is from 1988 in the main room. And the clip also solves the mystery as to who was responsible for digging the trench for the toilet in the restroom of the 7th Street Entry.

According to their Facebook page, the Batson boys and the Mofos are still at it!

- Jim ‘Dr. Dim' Fitzsimons




[Last modified: Monday, June 13, 2016 6:25pm]


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