Sunday, July 29, 2007

MINUTEMEN: (1982) What Makes a Man Start Fires? (320kbps)

This is a very scratchy and dark album by minutemen. Double nickels is everyone quoted favorite, but this is their best. Mersh is energetic and sweet, double nickels is them having fun. This is very dark, angry and jazz inflected, by far their most original. So short, so brilliant, so totally unique. Has anyone made music quite like this since? Many have tried. I saw minutemen in high school about 3 months before D Boon died, 1985. They opened up for REM, when REM were so incredible, but my memory is fuzzy of early high school, so many soon-to-be legendary shows every month.
How lucky that one of the early bands I was into, would turn out to be one of the best of all time. Kind of like enjoying the work of a few local painters that pretty much you and your friends are the only ones that even have heard of them, and later they turn out to be Monet and Renoir... Thaker

1. Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs
2. One Chapter In The Book
3. Fake Contest
4. Beacon Sighted Through Fog
5. Mutiny In Jonestown
6. East Wind/Faith
7. Pure Joy
8. '99
9. The Anchor
10. Sell Or Be Sold
11. The Only Minority
12. Split Red
13. Colors
14. Plight
15. The Tin Roof
16. Life As A Rehearsal
17. This Road
18. Polarity
pass - hangoverhard

1 comment:

peskypesky said...

thank you so much for the great music you're sharing. i'm listening to the Minutemen in Geneva and it is fucking excellent. the best thing i've ever heard by them.