“This country is full of people who feel they have been lost in the cracks with regard to their place in the history of American Hardcore. Normally, these are the types who will drunkenly bore your ear off about how their band opened for Black Flag in 1983 just so you’ll buy them a beer. But sometimes you hit upon someone who had a legitimate stake in the whole grand scheme of things back then who is intelligent, egoless and not afraid to tell it like it was. That someone is Steve Hansgen.
Hansgen joined Minor Threat on bass in the summer of 1982. Within the year-long span he was in the band, he recorded the iconic Out of Step, toured the country and got a ground-level view on the inner workings of a band that many took as a complete enigma. ”