Sunday, July 29, 2007

MINUTEMEN: (1987) Ballot Result (320kbps)

The bands' roots can be traced back to 1971, when Boon and Watt met at age 13. Watt was walking through a park in their hometown of San Pedro, when Boon, playing army with other boys, fell out of a tree right next to him.[1] Both boys shared a passion for music and eventually started playing music together, albeit mostly cover songs. Boon's mother taught D. to play the guitar and suggested that Watt learn to play bass, even though, at the time, Watt did not even know exactly what a bass was. In the summer of 1973, Watt and Boon formed the Bright Orange Band with D's brother Joe on drums. 1976 would be a mixed blessing for the two; that year they discovered punk, however Boon's mother died and the Bright Orange Band disbanded shortly thereafter. The next year, the two joined a band called Starstruck, which had been started by their friend Marc Weiswasser who played drums. Neither of those bands played original songs. After Starstruck broke up, Boon and Watt met George Hurley and formed The Reactionaries with vocalist Martin Tamburovich. According to Watt, the name came from a Mao Tse-Tung quote about how all reactionaries are actually "paper tigers".

1. Little Man With A Gun In His Hand
2. Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing
3. I Felt Like A Gringo
4. Jesus And Tequila
5. Courage
6. King Of The Hill
7. Bermuda
8. No One
9. Mr. Robot's Holy Orders
10. Ack Ack Ack
11. History Lesson - Part Two
12. This Ain't No Picnic
13. The Cheerleaders
14. Time
15. Cut
16. Split Red
17. Shit You Hear At Parties
18. Hell (Second Take)
19. Tour-Spiel
20. Take Our Test
21. The Punch Line
22. Search
23. Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs
24. Badges
25. Tension
26. If Reagan Played Disco
27. No! No! No! To Draft And War/Joe McCarthy's Ghost
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jeff said...

Thanks for all the great Minutemen records. Nagiants40, you are a wonderful person.

kindsaluv said...

well done thank you

akira said...

Really great--thanx a million. I looove the Minutemen. If you have it and have time to mess with it, could you please post Three Way Tie (For Last)? Regardless, great blog all around. Thanx again.

stogref said...

I ripped all their stuff + DVD you'll find on my blog if interested, my all-time fave band... glad to see other afficionados!
Btw, great blog with tonsa good stuff, gotta congratulate ya.
I'm sure we met somewhere before on some ed2k sharing forum through some punk topics Nagiant40... maybe you remember some pinpin64? Well stogref's my new nick around, cheers mate!