Album: What Makes A Man Start Fires?
Release Date: January 1983
Music Genre: Punk Rock Alternative Rock Hardcore
Label: SST Records
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 18 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||Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs||1:27|
|A2||One Chapter In The Book||1:00|
|A4||Beacon Sighted Through Fog||1:00|
|A5||Mutiny In Jonestown||1:06|
|B1||Sell Or Be Sold||1:45|
|B2||The Only Minority||1:00|
|B6||The Tin Roof||1:08|
|B7||Life As A Rehearsal||1:35|
The basic tracks for this album were recorded in the early AM hours of July 3, 1982 at Music Lab studios (studio B) in Hollywood, CA.
Guitar and vocal overdubs were done on two separate days in August, 1982 and then Spot did a final mix shortly after that at Total Access Studio, Redondo Beach, CA
© 1982 New Alliance Music
℗ 1982 SST Records
made in USA
Originally included SST catalog as insert.
Catalog number "SST-014" on label and back cover, "SST014" on spine
Track B7 is spelled "LIFE AS A REHERSAL" on the label, "LIFE AS A REHEARSAL" on back cover lyrics.