Band: Minor Threat
Album: Out Of Step
Release Date: April 1983
Music Genre: Punk Rock Hardcore
Label: Dischord Records
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 9 Tracks Vinyl 12" EP Repress Remastered
Formed in 1980 and discontinued in 1983, Minor Threat is considered one of the most influential American hardcore punk bands of the early 80s. They released one full-length and three EPs. After breaking up, frontman Ian MacKaye resurfaced in Fugazi. When Geordie quit The Teen Idles, Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson decided to form a new band with Ian MacKaye on vocals instead of bass. They started playing with Lyle Preslar, who sang for the Extorts and wanted to switch to guitar. Lyle introduced them to Brian Baker, another Georgetown Day School punk who was not only a guitar player, but one who had a Marshall guitar amplifier! Brian Baker started playing bass in November of 1980 and the band played its first show a month later.
Minor Threat and SOA were part of a small wave of new kids and bands in DC, many of whom were not into drugs and alcohol. Some of the bands made mention of this in their lyrics, and Minor Threat’s song "Straight Edge" coined the phrase that is now used to describe a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle.
The band played regularly and definitely had a following, but broke up at the end of the summer when Lyle left DC to go to college. Six months later, dissatisfaction with school and a sense of unfinished business prompted Lyle to drop out and, to the surprise of some of the punks in DC, Minor Threat reformed in April 1982. That fall, Steve Hansgen joined to pl (...)
|A4||Look Back & Laugh|
|B4||Out Of Step|
This is the 3rd press, remixed (same mix as 2nd press), remastered at Utopia in UK, pressed at MPO in France.
Includes a folded insert with lyrics and group photo on it.
Engineered at Inner Ear Studios - January 1983.
Blue stripe with "$3.50 Postpaid from Dischord" on front.
Track B5 is not listed on the record or cover.
Manufactured by Southern Studios, for U.S. distribution. Simultaneously released for UK and German markets, with price stripe in local currency, but the same record inside.
All price stripe copies have this mastering.