Sunday, January 10, 2010

Minutemen: DOTM

30 years ago this year the band The Minutemen was formed in San Pedro, California.

Unfortunately, they were only together for 5 years, having disbanding after the death of guitarist D. Boon but their music has influenced many even gaining D. Boon the honor of being in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Today's DOTM is in honor of the anniversary of their formation.

Paranoid Time
Released in 1980 by SST.
Produced by Greg Ginn.
Personnel:
D. Boon - guitar, vocals
Mike Watt - bass, vocals
George Hurley - drums, backing vocals
Tracks: 7

Joy
Released in August 1981 by New Alliance.
Produced by Mike Patton (not the Faith No More Mike Patton)
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 3

The Punch Line
Released in 1981 by SST.
Produced by Spot.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 18

Bean-Spill
Released in 1982 by Thermidor.
Produced by Spot and The Minutemen.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 5

What Makes a Man Start Fires?
Released in January 1983 by SST.
Produced by Spot.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 18

Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat
Released in 1983 by SST.
Produced by Ethan James and Spot.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 8

The Politics of Time
Released in 1984 by New Alliance.
Various producers.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 27

Double Nickels on the Dime
Released in July 1984 by SST.
Produced by Ethan James.
No personnel changes.
Tracks: 22

Tour-Spiel
Released in 1984 by Reflext Records.
Tracks: 4

Project Mersh
Released in 1985 by SST.
Produced by Joe Carducci.
No personnel changes.
Tracks: 6

3-Way Tie For Last
Released in December 1985 by SST.
Produced by Mike Watt, D. Boon and Ethan James.
No personnel changes.
Tracks: 10

My First Bells
Compilation released in 1985 by SST.

Minuteflag
Released in 1986 by SST (recorded in March 1985).
Produced by Greg Ginn.
This album was a recorded jam session between the members of The Minutemen and Black Flag.
Tracks: 4

Ballot Result
Live album released in 1987 by SST.
Produced by Mike Watt.
Tracks: 26

Post Mersh Vol 1
Compilation album released in 1987 by SST.
Produced by Spot.
Tracks: 36

Post Mersh Vol 2
Compilation album released in 1987 by SST.
Produced by Ethan James, Spot, and Joe Carducci.
Tracks: 14

Post Mersh Vol 3
Compilation album released in 1989 by SST.
Tracks: 46
This compilation includes the albums Paranoid Time, Bean-Spill, Tour-Spiel, Joy and The Politics of Time.

Georgeless
Live EP released in 1993 by Forced Exposure.
Tracks: 5

2 comments:

  1. Great band! Sadly I have only heard one of their albums.

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