Album: 3-Way Tie (For Last)
Release Date: November 1985
Music Genre: Punk Rock Alternative Rock Post-Punk
Label: SST Records
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 16 Tracks Vinyl Album LP
The Minutemen were a band from San Pedro, California, formed in 1980 by childhood friends Dennes "D." Boon (vocals, guitar) and Mike Watt (bass, vocals) following the break-up of their previous band, The Reactionaries. Although technically considered a punk rock band, the group frequently added elements of funk and jazz into their songs and would also incorporate classic rock covers into their records and live sets, most notably covering Steely Dan, Van Halen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Blue Öyster Cult (the latter two were huge influences on a young Boon and Watt). The band was known for the brevity of their songs, freeing them from solos, choruses, breakdowns, and fade-outs. Also, D. Boon was known for his very trebly guitar tone, believing in a "democratic" sound, in which all instruments would (...)
|A1||The Price Of Paradise||3:31|
|A3||The Big Stick||2:27|
|A6||Have You Ever Seen The Rain?||2:25|
|B7||The Red And The Black||4:04|
|B8||Spoken Word Piece||1:04|
|B11||What Is It?||1:46|
|B12||Ack Ack Ack||0:26|
|B13||Just Another Soldier||1:54|
|B14||Situations At Hand||1:20|
|B15||Hittin' The Bong||0:40|
Recorded and mixed August 28-30 and September 2,3,10 & 13 - 1985 at Radio Tokyo in Venice, California.
Release includes an insert sheet for a ballot form inviting fans to vote for their favorite songs to show up on the next live album. Offer expiring April 1, 1986.
Also includes an SST records order form expiring June 1, 1986.
Tracks are numbered sequentially.