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Minutemen – What Makes A Man Start Fires? (1982) Vinyl Album LP

Band: Minutemen

Album: What Makes A Man Start Fires?

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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 (...)

18 Tracks
A1 Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs1:27
A2 One Chapter In The Book1:00
A3 Fake Contest1:44
A4 Beacon Sighted Through Fog1:00
A5 Mutiny In Jonestown1:06
A6 East Wind/Faith2:10
A7 Pure Joy1:30
A8 '991:00
A9 The Anchor2:30
B1 Sell Or Be Sold1:45
B2 The Only Minority1:00
B3 Split Red0:52
B4 Colors2:05
B5 Plight1:37
B6 The Tin Roof1:08
B7 Life As A Rehearsal1:35
B8 This Road1:26
B9 Polarity1:44

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.

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