Sunday, July 29, 2007

MINUTEMEN: (1990) Post Mersh Vol. 2 (320kbps)

Some of their best stuff is on here. "Buzz or Howl" tends towards abrasive, Pere Ubu-ish noise with guitar thrash backing. It's mostly pretty great and the band never sounded more muscular or tighter. And that's saying something. As on previous records, they are extremely intense and very ambitious.
"Project Mersh" (mersh is short for commercial) is less ambitious, points up for the funny cover though. They try to make a more conventional, acceptable rock sound on here. Mike Watt's songs remain too idiosynchractic and insular to really hit that mark, but Boon's "Cheerleaders" and "King of the Hill" stand with the band's best, and would have been heard at the time were there justice in the world.

1. Self-Referenced
2. Cut
3. Dream Told By Moto
4. Dreams Are Free, Motherfucker!
5. The Toe Jam
6. I Felt Like A Gringo
7. The Product
8. Little Man With A Gun In His Hand
9. The Cheerleaders
10. King Of The Hill
11. Hey Lawdy Mama
12. Take Our Test
13. Tour-Spiel
14. More Spiel
pass - hangoverhard

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