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Grant Hart: Intolerance [SST, 1989]
Playing all the instruments (notably a Hammond C-3), he sounds more spontaneous than his former bandmate's fully interactive new wave supergroup. After all, Hart was the hummable Hüsker--nothing like a simple tune to create that off-the-cuff feel. Also, he generally says what he means. But for all his drug-drenched vicissitudes, he doesn't know quite enough to go it alone. B