Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime (1984)
Do yourself a favor and get this, you little freaks. This is probably one of THE most important records to ever come out of the California punk scene.
"Minutemen were a highly influential, freethinking punk rock trio from San Pedro, CA, comprised of guitarist/vocalist D Boon and his childhood friend, bassist/vocalist Mike Watt, along with a former high school classmate on drums, George Hurley.
The group played funk influenced punk rock music in the early 1980s never finding (or even seeking) much mainstream success, but influencing many subsequent musicians. The group ended when Boon died in an automobile accident in Arizona in December 1985.
They were influenced heavily by bands such as Wire, Gang of Four, The Pop Group, The Urinals and also funk bands of the late ’60s and ’70s were an important influence. nearly all of their early songs had unusual structures and were less than a minute long — even later when the Minutemen’s music became slightly more conventional, their songs rarely passed the three-minute mark."
listen to it from start to finish on a road trip