McNally Smith VP of External Affairs Still Making News as Punk Rock Guitarist
CHRIS OSGOODâ€™S BAND THE SUICIDE COMMANDOS FEATURED IN â€œMAXIMUM ENERGY: THE GEAR OF THE ORIGINAL PUNKSâ€? IN PREMIER GUITAR MAGAZINE PORTAL THAT ALSO TOUTS THE COMMANDOâ€™S FIRST ALBUM AS A MUST-HAVE
WHO: Chris Osgood, the Vice President of External Affairs at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul â€” and the guitarist and vocalist of the Twin Citiesâ€™ premier punk rock band, The Suicide Commandos â€” is back in the news on a TOP 10 list from Premier Guitar profiling the gear used by the worldâ€™s leading punk bands, including The Clash, The Ramones, Sex Pistols and others. The Commandoâ€™s first album, Make A Record, is also featured as part of the â€œ10 First-Generation Punk Albums You Gotta Have.â€?
WHAT: Premier Guitar (http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2010/Jun/Maximum_Energy_The_…) is the fastest growing multimedia portal in
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WHEN: The story posted recently.
WHY: The leading guitar website writes: â€œHailing from Minneapolis, the Suicide Commandos show that punk did exist outside the major metro areas. Guitarist Chris Osgood wielded a black â€™52 Les Paul and grinded out some serious overdriven power. An excellent example of early, no-label, DIY punk. YouTube Search Term: Suicide Commandos â€“ â€˜Burn It Downâ€™ â€œ
Notes Osgood, who along with McNally Smithâ€™s President, Harry Chalmiers, has helped significantly grow the music collegeâ€™s student population even during the ongoing recession, â€œThis is a nice nod to The Commandos and our pioneering ways. The collegeâ€™s staff and administration are all pioneers in their own right â€” we have many of the top players, producers and others in many genres, including punk rock, working with the next generation of musicians you will be reading about someday!â€?
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