In 1979 Resistor first appeared and immediately developed an uncanny level of acceptance in the fast changing music scene of the American Midwest.

Formed by Jef, they performed many high profile shows in Minneapolis and St Paul, playing mostly songs composed by Jef, and original lead singer Wade “Flash” Madson, in addition to covers considered “hip” at the time. Many of these performances were at clubs reserved for the entirely original groups of the day, a real change from the night club scene of even five years prior.

They also managed to perform to large audiences regularly in the suburban areas, altering the list to fewer originals and covering more mainstream popular rock as well. No other band in the Midwest managed to deal from both sides of the deck, and certainly none with the same reception. That kind of cross-over of venues just DID NOT HAPPEN – except for Resistor, they had an appeal that worked on both sides.

This site is dedicated to a band that has been largely forgotten, even in their hometown, not only keep that memory alive, but also inform people as to the Band’s current revival and upcoming LP.

Thanks for visiting! We hope you enjoy the journey as much as the band has!

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