Steve Hansgen

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Steve Hansgen
Genres Hardcore punk
Occupation(s) Guitarist
Instruments Bass guitar
Associated acts Minor Threat

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]

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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