Steve Hansgen

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Steve Hansgen
Genres Hardcore punk
Occupation(s) Guitarist


Associated acts

Minor Threat

Second Wind

Steve Hansgen is a musician from Washington, D.C. who played bass in the hardcore punk band Minor Threat in the fall of 1982 while original bassist Brian Baker switched to second guitar.[1] Hansgen appeared on the Out of Step LP then left Minor Threat when its founding members decided to return the band to its original configuration.[1]

Hansgen later formed Second Wind with Minor Threat roadie Rich Moore and also had a three piece hardcore band with Minor Threat guitarist Brian Baker called Middle Aged Brigade.[2] Hansgen later played guitar in the reformed Meatmen on their album Rock & Roll Juggernaut.[3]

In the 1990s, Hansgen worked with Tool for their first demo tape and EP, Opiate (1992)[4] and played bass in Emmapeel with Government Issue vocalist John Stabb.[citation needed]

In 2009, Steve Hansgen joined fellow D.C. punk rockers Mike Dolfi, Boyd Farrell (both from Black Market Baby) and Phil Ricche (of The Intentions) in the band Rustbuckit.[citation needed] On December 29, 2012, Hansgen reunited with three original members of the seminal DC harDCore band Youth Brigade, vocalist Nathan Strejcek (formerly of seminal band Teen Idles), drummer Danny Ingram and bassist Bert Quieroz for a show at the Washington DC Club, Black Cat. The show was a benefit for the DC harDCore documentary "Salad Days" and also featured Scream and Government Issue. That same foursome continued as Youth Brigade and did a second show at the 9:30 Club shortly thereafter as part of the "Punk-Funk Throwdown" series.

Steve Hansgen has a wife that works in performing arts. Together they have one son.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Blush, Steven (2001). George Petros, ed. American Hardcore: A Tribal History. Feral House. ISBN 978-0-922915-71-2. 
  2. ^ Pappalardo, Anthony (2010). "The Influence of Minor Threat 30 Years After Their First Show". Alternative Press. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  3. ^ The Meatmen Rock'n'Roll Juggernaut, Caroline Records, N.Y., 1987
  4. ^ Allmusic. "Steve Hansgen-Credits". Retrieved 19 March 2011. 

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