Sunday, February 24, 2013

Minutemen: Discography of the Moment

The Minutemen were a punk band that started in 1980 in San Pedro, California and disbanded in 1985 after the frontman/guitarist D. Boon was killed in a car accident.

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DISCOGRAPHY


Paranoid Time
Released in 1980 by SST Records.
Produced by Greg Ginn.
Band lineup:
D Boon - guitar, vocals; Mike Watt - bass, vocals; George Hurley - drums
Tracks: 7
Validation. The Maze. Definitions. Sickles and Hammers. Fascist. Joe McCarthy's Ghost. Paranoid Chat.




Joy
Released in August 1981 by New Alliance Records.
Produced by Mike Patton (no, not that one).
No band lineup changes.
Tracks: 3
Joy. Black Sheep. More Joy.







The Punch Line
Released in 1981 by SST.
Produced by Spot.
No band lineup changes.
Tracks: 18
Search. Tension. Games. Boiling. Disguises. The Struggle. Monuments. Ruins. Issued. The Punch Line. Song for El Salvador. History Lesson. Fanatics. No Parade. Straight Jacket. Gravity. Warfare. Static.






Bean-Spill
Released in 1982 by Thermidor Records.
Produced by Spot and the Minutemen.
No band lineup changes.
Tracks: 5
Split Red. If Reagan Played Disco. Case Closed. Afternoons. Futurism Restated.







What Makes a Man Start Fires?
Released in January 1983 by SST.
Produced by Spot.
No band lineup changes.
Tracks: 18
Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs. One Chapter in the Book. Fake Contest. Beacon Sighted Through Fog. Mutiny in Jonestown. East Wind/Faith. Pure Joy. 99. The Anchor. Sell or Be Sold. The Only Minority. Split Red. Colors. Plight. The Tin Roof. Life as a Rehearsal. This Road. Polarity.




Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat
Released in 1983 by SST.
Produced by Ethan James and Spot.
No band lineup changes.
Tracks: 8
Self-Referenced. Cut. Dream Told by Moto. Dreams are Free Motherfucker. The Toe Jam. I Felt Like a Gringo. The Product. Little Man with a Gun in His Hand.






The Politics of Time
Compilation album released in 1984 by New Alliance.
Various Producers.
Tracks: 27
Base King. Working Men are Pissed. I Shook Hands. Below the Belt. Shit You Hear at Parties. The Big Lounge Scene. Maternal Rite. Tune for Wind God. Party with Me Punker. The Process. Joy Jam. Tony Gets Wasted in Pedro. Swing to the Right. Raza Si. Times. Badges. Fodder. Futurism Restated. Hollering. Suburband Dialectic. Contained. On Trial. Spraycan Wars. My Part. Fanatics. Ack Ack Ack. The Big Blast for Youth.




Double Nickels on the Dime
Released in July 1984 by SST.
Produced by Ethan James.
No band lineup changes.
Tracks: 23
Anixous Mo-Fo. Theatre is the Life of You. Viet Nam. Cohesion. It's Expected I'm Gone. #1 Hit Song. Two Beads at the End. Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth. Don't Look Now. Shit From an Old Notebook. Nature Without Man. One Reporter's Opinion. Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing. Maybe Partying Will Help. Toadies. Retreat. The Big Foist. God Bows to Math. Corona. The Glory of Man. Take 5 D. My Heart and the Real World. History Lesson Part 3.




Tour-Spiel
Released in 1984 by Reflex Records.
Produced by Minutemen.
No band lineup changes.
Tracks: 4
Aint Talking Bout Love. The Red and the Black. Green River. Lost.








Project Mersh
Released in 1985 by SST.
Produced by Joe Carducci.
No band lineup changes.
Tracks: 6
The Cheerleaders. King of the Hill. Hey Lawdy Mama. Take Our Test. Tour-Spiel. More Spiel.






3-Way Tie for Last
Released in December 1985 by SST.
Produced by Mike Watt, D Boon and Ethan James.
No band lineup changes.
Tracks: 16
Price of Paradise. Lost. The Big Stick. Political Nightmare. Courage. Have You Ever Seen the Rain. The Red and the Black. Spoken Word Piece. No One. Stories. What Is It. Ack Ack Ack. Just Another Solider. Situations at Hand. Hittin the Bong. Bermuda.




Minuteflag
Collaborative album released in 1986 by SST.
Produced by Greg Ginn.
Band lineup:
D Boon - vocals, guitar; Greg Ginn - guitar; George Hurley - drums; Kira Roessler - bass; Henry Rollins - vocals; Bill Stevenson - drums; Mike Watt - bass
Tracks: 4
Fetch the Water. Power Failure. Friends. Candy Rush.




Ballot Result
Live album released in 1987 by SST.
Produced by Mike Watt.
Tracks: 31









Post Mersh Volume 1
Compilation album released in 1987 by SST.
Produced by Spot.
Tracks: 36
This comprises the albums The Punch Line and What Makes a Man Start Fires?







Post Mersh Volume 2
Compilation album released in 1987 by SST.
Various producers.
Tracks: 14
This comprises the EPs Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat and Project Mersh.







Post Mersh Volume 3
Compilation album released in 1987 by SST.
Various producers.
Tracks: 46
This comprises the EPs Paranoid Time, Bean-Spill, Tour-Spiel, Joy, and Politics of Time.








Georgeless
Live album released in 1993 by Force Exposure Records.
Produced by Minutemen.
Tracks: 5
On the Front. Big Man Business. CCCP. Studio of the Lawns. Joe McCarthys Ghost.







Introducing the Minutemen
Compilation album released in July 1998 by SST.
Produced by Spot.
Tracks: 35

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