Jesse Ventura

We Rocked the World!: Jesse Ventura and Minnesota Rock on!

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We Rocked the World!: Jesse Ventura and Minnesota Music Rock On is a mixture of state pride and marketing gimmick, interspersing sound bites from then-newly elected governor Jesse Ventura with selections by a crop of Minnesota-based musicians. Jonny Lang and Sounds of Blackness are the biggest names here, and while there's nothing here to make anyone forget the golden days of the '80s -- when Minneapolis was a spawning ground for legends like Prince, Hüsker Dü, and the Replacements -- it's a fairly solid compilation overall. There are some slow moments, naturally, and the Ventura soundbites can sometimes disrupt the flow, but there's a spirited, celebratory air to the collection as a whole that makes it a fine listen.

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