Album: Paranoid Time
Release Date: December 1980
Music Genre: Punk Rock
Label: SST Records
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 7 Tracks Vinyl
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 (...)
|A4||Sickles And Hammers||0:47|
|B2||Joe McCarthy's Ghost||0:59|
1st press with large spindle hole. This version comes in a sleeve with a curved top edge (compare to Paranoid Time)
Recorded at Media Art Studio in Hermosa Beach.
A big thanks to Martin for passing out.
SST Music © ℗ 1980
Lyrics are printed on the back cover.