Band Name: Minutemen
Music Album: The Politics Of Time
Album Release Date: January 1991
Music Genre: Punk Rock Alternative Rock Hardcore
Record Label: SST Records
Album Release Country: United States
Music Record Type: 27 Tracks Vinyl Album LP Reissue
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 (...)
|A2||Working Men Are Pissed||1:17|
|A3||I Shook Hands||0:58|
|A4||Below The Belt||0:56|
|A5||Shit You Hear At Parties||1:06|
|A6||The Big Lounge Scene||1:23|
|A8||Tune For Wind God||3:05|
|A9||Party With Me Punker||0:54|
|B1||Tony Gets Wasted In Pedro||2:10|
|B2||Swing To The Right||0:41|
|B15||Ack Ack Ack Ack||0:41|
|B16||The Big Blast For Youth||1:20|
Tracks A1 to A7 recorded 11/81 at Casbah Studio in Fullerton, CA. Remixed 7/83 at Telemusic Studio in Van Nuys, CA.
Track A8 recorded 4/24/83 at a dried riverbed in the Mojave desert near Victorville, CA.
Track A9 recorded 7/12/83 at our practice place in Long Beach, CA.
Tracks A10 to A11 recorded 11/27/82 at KPFK in Studio City, CA.
Track B1 recorded 1/79 as The Reactionaries at the shed in the back of George's house on 17th in San Pedro
Tracks B2 to B3 recorded 9/80 at the same place as track B1
Tracks B4 to B5 recorded 10/80 in Mike's living room without D. or George.
Tracks B6 to B12 recorded 12/26/80 at the Bla Bla Bla Cafe in Studio City, CA.
Track B13 recorded 2/28/83 in Copenhagen, Denmark without Mike or George.
Track B14 recorded 3/4/83 in Brixton, England.
Track B15 recorded 3/1/83 in Arhus, Denmark
Track B16 recorded 9/24/83 at the Longshoremen's Hall in Wilmington, CA.
℗1984 SST Records, P.O. Box 1, Lawndale, CA 90260
©1984 tHUNDERsPIELS (BMI) except track B15 ©1980 inane artists music (BMI)
Includes SST Super Store "Reference Catalog" with a Long Beach, CA address.
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