Friday, December 24, 2010

The Minutemen - "The Only Minority"

The Only Minority by Minutemen  
Download now or listen on posterous
Minutemen_11_The Only Minority.mp3 (1362 KB)

I know that this week is the 25th anniversary of D. Boon's death in a van crash because one of the first articles I read this morning, I have no idea how this worked out, was Rob Sheffield's piece on, "Remembering D. Boon and The Minutemen." So obviously I listened to What Makes A Man Start Fires on the way to work today.

If Boon were still alive, what would The Minutemen would be doing right now? Maybe Mike Watt wouldn't sound a little crazy in "I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store," which anybody who has spent more than two hours in the same records on more than one occasion should see. It's likely they would have cut a path of influence similar to Sonic Youth, or maybe Fugazi. Hopefully they would have released a lot more music and toured more like the former than the latter, too.

In any case, the albums are still good. Download one you don't have.

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