Release Info: Bad Thing - Candy From a Stranger ep (1989, Fuel/Big Money)
With all due respect to Minneapolis' grand '80s trifecta (Husker Du, The Replacements, and Soul Asylum) there were more than a few Twin Cities denizens that looked beyond their fabled backyard for inspiration. Described in a 1990 band bio as "fast urban electric loudness," Bad Thing's distillation of lead foot rawk 'n roll steered more in the direction of Drivin' 'n Cryin,' Snatches of Pink, and judging from Candy From a Stranger's pounding, leadoff salvo, "Scarlet Red," the Georgia Satellites as well. No frills, no laptops...not a bad thing at all. The band is also survived by a 1990 7" which you can read quite a bit about here.
01. Scarlet Red
02. More Than This
03. Western Sky
04. Long White Cadillac