Anna Minard, our city hall reporter, claims to "know nothing about music." For this column, we're forcing her to listen to all the records that music nerds consider important.


I'd like to invite you to a Never Heard of 'Em original event. See, when I get assigned music, I spend serious time with it. I want to understand it, feel it. If I love it, it often becomes my soundtrack for the week. If I hate it, I listen to it even harder, trying to understand why. I feel like I owe it to the music, since I have no other background or credentials, to give it a lot of attention.

Until now. I am about to write this column during the time it takes to listen to the Meat Puppets' Meat Puppets II one time, and then turn it right in. Why? It's simple: This page has to go to the printer in a couple hours, and I just found out I was writing it. I have a CD, decent headphones, and a tall iced tea. Let's see what happens, shall we? I present to you Never Heard of 'Em: Live and Unedited Edition!

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