The CD version included 33 tracks by artists covering Minutemen songs, plus a track with a Boon interview and a live version of the Minutemen song "Badges". At some of these gigs, Watt would set up one of Boon's old guitars and amps on the side of the stage where Boon used to stand. In the spring of 2007 the documentary went into a heavy rotation cycle on various Sundance cable television channels.  Tribute songs have been written by several acts, including The Ergs!, The Fad, and Uncle Tupelo. Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want the Truth? ), On rare occasions since 2001, and usually in the Los Angeles area (two December 2004 performances in England being a notable exception), George Hurley and Mike Watt, who have remained friends since Firehose's disbanding in 1994, reunite to play a set list of all Minutemen songs as a duet. Minutemen were fans of Captain Beefheart, and echoes of his distinctive, disjointed, avant-blues music can be heard in their songs, especially their early output.  The Unknown Instructors track "Punk Is Whatever We Make It To Be" from their first album The Way Things Work contains interpolations by vocalist Dan McGuire of several lyrics from Double Nickels on the Dime. Composed of guitarist/vocalist D. Boon, bassist/vocalist Mike Watt, and drummer George Hurley, Minutemen recorded four albums and eight EPs before Boon's death in an automobile accident in 1985; after Boon's death, the band broke up. Boon's songs were typically more direct and progressively political in nature, while Watt's were often abstract, self-referential "spiels." Joe Baiza, D. Boon, Jack Brewer, Chuck Dukowski, George Hurley & Mike Watt (composers), The Unknown instructors (artist), "Punk Is Whatever We Make It To Be", Learn how and when to remove this template message, Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes From the American Indie Underground 1981–1991, "All Tomorrow's Parties - Minutemen Duet (Mike Watt and George Hurley)", "Mike Watt On… Brother Mike Shares Words of Wisdom About Punk, The Minutemen, The Stooges and much more…", "Joe Stummer: The word on punk past and present from the former Clash frontman", "Minutemen Remembered In New Documentary", "Spiels d'un minuteman / Spiels of a minuteman", "Various - Our Band Could Be Your Life - A Tribute To D Boon And The Minutemen", "The hidden gems that have pop stars hooked". , Many of the band's peers credit Minutemen. The MINUTEMEN 1985 Interview. Watt has said their name had nothing at all to do with the brevity of their songs; rather, it was derived partly from the fabled minutemen militia of colonial times and partly to lampoon a right-wing reactionary group of the 1960s that went by that name. Though still somewhat obscure to mainstream audiences, Double Nickels has been cited as one of the more innovative and enduring albums of the 1980s American rock underground. 1985 Yankee Conference football standings, NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll, http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=cfoot2/misc/tsn-div-1aa-poll.htm, University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1985_UMass_Minutemen_football_team&oldid=974745985, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using CFB schedule with named parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, ^ – NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant, This page was last edited on 24 August 2020, at 19:34. , They refuse to have a substitute guitarist play late Minutemen guitarist D. Boon's parts; instead the songs are arranged for bass and drums. Watt was walking through a park in their hometown of San Pedro, California when Boon, playing a game of "army" with other boys, fell out of a tree right next to him and found that his friends, one named Eskimo, must have ditched him. The title is taken from the lyrics to the Double Nickels track "History Lesson – Part II. In 1985 they released their most commercial-sounding recording, Project: Mersh. This project, eventually titled Spielgusher, was completed (by Watt, Meltzer, Yuko Araki, and Hirotaka Shimizu) and released in January 2012 on clenchedwrench. Retreat 05. Minutemen were an American punk rock band formed in San Pedro, California, in 1980. Notes. Their first live gig was as an opening band for Black Flag. One example of this can be found in the title of their album Double Nickels on the Dime, which poked fun at Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55" by implying that the Minutemen preferred to take risks with their music rather than behind the wheel of a car. to Freedom. Watt repaid this salute by appearing in Sublime's video for "Wrong Way" in 1996.  Watt, tüm Firehorse albümlerini ve daha sonra çıkardığı solo albümlerini Boon'a ithaf etti.  The film premiered at the Warner Grand Theatre in the Minutemen's hometown of San Pedro in February 2005. The live tracks were to be based on the ballots that they handed out and as a way to counteract bootlegging. Minutemen began when D. Boon and Mike Watt met at age 13. The 1985 season was notable as it was Bob Stull's last as coach of the Minutemen, as Stull left after the season to become the head coach at UTEP.  "Disciples of the 3-Way" on Firehose's final studio album Mr. Machinery Operator is about Minutemen, and "The Boilerman" from Watt's second solo album Contemplating The Engine Room (which parallels the stories of Minutemen, Watt's father, and the novel The Sand Pebbles) is about Boon; Watt had guitarist Nels Cline play one of Boon's old Fender Telecaster guitars on the track. In the documentary We Jam Econo, Watt also states that the name was a play on "minute" (/maɪˈnjuːt/ my-NEWT).  The pair eventually started playing music together, mostly covering songs from artists they admired. A year later, however, Watt and Hurley compiled various live recordings, based on the ballots, which were released as Ballot Result. In 1976 they discovered punk; Boon's mother died, and the Bright Orange Band disbanded shortly thereafter. Toadies 03. , After the Reactionaries disbanded, Boon and Watt formed Minutemen in January 1980. , Sublime (whose lead singer Bradley Nowell also died prematurely) sampled Boon saying "Punk rock changed our lives" on "History Lesson Part II" from Double Nickels as part of their song "Waiting For My Ruca" from 1992's 40 Oz.  Bargain Music, Hot Club de Paris, Karate, Brutal Truth, Jeff Mangum, Yonder Mountain String Band and Red Hot Chili Peppers have all covered Minutemen songs. The Only Minority 09. Minutemen September 23, 1985 I-Beam San Francisco, CA Source: unknown Lineage: unknown Taper: unknown Transferer: unknown 01. The Big Foist 04. While many contemporaries rarely displayed a sense of humor, Minutemen were generally more light-hearted and whimsical. Watt simply refers to the decision as a way for Boon to help his father from beyond the grave. Minutemen, 1980 yılında San Pedro, Kaliforniya'da kurulmuş bir hardcore punk grubuydu. 19" and "Bubblegum" off EVOL, toured briefly as a member of Porno for Pyros in 1996 and J Mascis and the Fog in 2000 and 2001, and became the bassist for The Stooges in 2003. The film was released on DVD in June 2006. , They were influenced heavily by bands such as Wire, Gang Of Four, The Pop Group, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, and The Urinals, and nearly all of their early songs had unusual structures and were less than a minute long—even later, when Minutemen's music became slightly more conventional, their songs rarely passed the three-minute mark. ", The documentary film We Jam Econo charts the band's history through interviews with Watt, Hurley, Henry Rollins, Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers, and other California punk rock contemporaries. Watt fell into a deep depression after his friend's death, but was convinced to continue performing by Sonic Youth.. Gitarist/vokalist D. Boon, bas gitarist/vokalist Mike Watt ve baterist George Hurley'dan oluşan grup, aktif olduğu dönem boyunca dört albüm ve sekiz EP yayınladı. Tonche quit the group, citing a dislike of the audience the band initially drew, and Hurley took over as drummer in June 1980. Minutemen, 1980 yılında San Pedro, Kaliforniya'da kurulmuş bir hardcore punk grubuydu. This tour strengthened their place as one of the most well-known acts in the hardcore scene. After a month with no drummer, during which Boon and Watt wrote their first songs, the band rehearsed and played a couple of early gigs with local welder Frank Tonche on drums. Though Minutemen were members of the hardcore punk community and were somewhat influenced by the speed, brevity, and intensity of hardcore punk, they were known for hybridizing punk rock and hardcore with various forms of music (like jazz, funk, acid rock, and R&B), separating them from most hardcore bands of that era. Hurley and Watt have also continued to make music together both live and in the studio since Firehose's splitting in 1994, starting with a track, along with Petra Haden and Stephen Perkins, for the NORML benefit album Hempilation II in 1998. Other album covers, like on The Punch Line, Project: Mersh, and 3-Way Tie (For Last), featured paintings by Boon. Anxious Mo-Fo (cut) 02. , Kaliforniya punk akımının bir parçası olan ve Wire, Gang of Four, The Pop Group, Richard Hell and The Voidoids ile The Urinals gibi gruplardan etkilenmiş olan Minutemen, müziğine punk rock'ın yanı sıra caz, funk, halk müziği ve klasik rock gibi birçok farklı müzik türünden de öğeler kattı. This put an end to the band's plans to record a half studio/half live triple album with the working title 3 Dudes, 6 Sides, Half Studio, Half Live. They also played cover versions of classic rock songs by bands such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steely Dan, and Blue Öyster Cult. This video is unavailable. Later in their career they blended in more traditional song elements they had initially avoided. Friday, December 13, 1985 Minutemen opened for REM then joined REM on stage for the final encore of the tour, See No Evil [Television] final Minutemen gig before D. Boon was tragically killed in a vehicular accident Grup, Ararlık 1985'te D. Boon'un bir trafik kazasında ölmesinin ardından dağıldı. They were noted in the California punkcommunity for a philosophy of "jamming econo"—a sense of thriftiness reflected in their touring and presentation—while their eclectic and experimental attit… These performances, at Watt's insistence, are to be billed strictly as "George Hurley and Mike Watt". They settled on their music style on their first LP, The Punch Line (1981), and toured constantly around America promoting the album. (See Legacy below for further Hurley/Watt projects. Beacon Sighted Through Fog 08.  Following Starstruck's disbandment, Boon and Watt met drummer George Hurley and formed The Reactionaries with vocalist Martin Tamburovich. Several Minutemen album sleeves and covers, such as the Paranoid Time EP and What Makes a Man Start Fires? Minutemen's anti-rockist eclecticism was perhaps best exemplified on 1984's double album Double Nickels on the Dime. Corona 06. Watch Queue Queue , On December 22, 1985, Boon was killed in a van accident, putting an end to Minutemen. He founded his own label, Clenchedwrench, in 2011, to release many of his own projects, including his fourth solo album Hyphenated-man. The LP version had 23 tracks, including the interview and Minutemen items. The 1985 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts …  They continued touring extensively, which included a double bill with Black Flag in Europe. It became a minor hit with the hardcore scene.. (remix)" on their posthumous release Second Hand Smoke, as did San Diego-based indie rockers Pinback on their eponymous debut LP.
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