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Title:
Double nickels on the dime
Author:
Minutemen (Musical group), performer.
Publication Information:
Lawndale, CA : SST Records, [1989]

â„—1989
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (74 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Punk rock music.

Compact disc.

Lyrice and full credits ([7] p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Language:
English
Contents:
D.'s car jam ; Anxious mo-fo (1:19) -- Theatre is the life of you (1:30) -- Viet Nam (1:27) -- Cohesion (1:55) -- It's expected I'm gone (2:04) -- #1 hit song (1:47) -- Two beads at the end (1:52) -- Do you want new wave or do you want the truth? (1:49) -- Don't look now (1:46) -- Shit from an old notebook (1:35) -- Nature without man (1:45) -- One reporter's opinion (1:50) -- Political song for Michael Jackson to sing (1:33) -- Maybe partying will help (1:56) -- Toadies (1:38) -- Retreat (2:01) -- The big foist (1:29) -- God bows to math (1:15) -- Corona (2:24) -- The glory of man (2:55) -- Take 5, D. (1:40) -- My heart and the real world (1:05) -- History lesson, part II (2:10) -- You need the glory (2:01) -- The roar of the masses could be farts (1:20) -- West Germany (1:48) -- The politics of time (1:10) -- Themselves (1:17) -- Please don't be gentle with me (0:46) -- Nothing indeed (1:21) -- No exchange (1:50) -- There ain't shit on T.V. tonight (1:34) -- This ain't no picnic (1:56) -- Spillage (1:51) -- Untitled song for Latin America (2:03) -- Jesus and tequila (2:52) -- June 16th (1:48) -- Storm in my house (1:57) -- Martin's story (0:51) -- Dr. Wu (1:44) -- The world according to nouns (2:05) -- Love dance (2:00) -- Three car jam (0:36).
UPC:
018861002828
Format :
Music CD

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If What Makes a Man Start Fires? was a remarkable step forward from the Minutemen's promising debut album, The Punch Line, then Double Nickels on the Dime was a quantum leap into greatness, a sprawling 44-song set that was as impressive as it was ambitious. While punk rock was obviously the starting point for the Minutemen's musical journey (which they celebrated on the funny and moving "History Lesson Part II"), by this point the group seemed up for almost anything -- D. Boon's guitar work suggested the adventurous melodic sense of jazz tempered with the bite and concision of punk rock, while Mike Watt's full-bodied bass was the perfect foil for Boon's leads and drummer George Hurley possessed a snap and swing that would be the envy of nearly any band. In the course of Double Nickels on the Dime's four sides, the band tackles leftist punk ("Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing"), Spanish guitar workouts ("Cohesion"), neo-Nortena polka ("Corona"), blues-based laments ("Jesus and Tequila"), avant-garde exercises ("Mr. Robot's Holy Orders"), and even a stripped-to-the-frame Van Halen cover ("Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"). From start to finish, the Minutemen play and sing with an estimable intelligence and unshakable conviction, and the album is full of striking moments that cohere into a truly remarkable whole; all three members write with smarts, good humor, and an eye for the adventurous, and they hit pay dirt with startling frequency. And if Ethan James' production is a bit Spartan, it's also efficient, cleaner than their work with Spot, and captures the performances with clarity (and without intruding upon the band's ideas). Simply put, Double Nickels on the Dime was the finest album of the Minutemen's career, and one of the very best American rock albums of the 1980s. ~ Mark Deming