Band: Minor Threat
Album: Salad Days
Release Date: August 1985
Music Genre: Punk Rock Hardcore
Label: Dischord Records
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 3 Tracks Vinyl Album 7"
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 (...)
Comes with a 7"x28" folded one-sided insert with photos and lyrics.
Recorded 12∙14∙83 at Inner Ear Studios.
"Printed in France" on back cover.
"Made in France" on labels.
"Printed in Great Britain" on insert.
Cat# dischord fifteen appears on the rear of the sleeve.
Cat# № FIFTEEN appears on the labels.
Sleeve opens at top with a small cutout to rear sleeve.
Minor Threat, A and B, catalog number and copyright information on labels is written in blue with everything else in white.
A runout reads: MPO DISCHORD 15-B[B X-ed out]-1[1 X-ed out] A1
B runout reads: MPO DISCHORD 15 B-1 [the following all X-ed out] MPO DISCHORD 15 B1
B2 written on label as "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White".
©℗ 1985 Dischord.