Sunday, May 24, 2009

Minor Threat

This classic and influential punk record in a nutshell: You disappoint me. Here's some really angry songs about it.

18 comments:

veganboyjosh said...

just yesterday i saw a car with a minor threat sticker right next to a pabst blue ribbon sticker.
i chuckled, but neither of the people i was with had heard of minor threat, so the joke was lost on them.

too good.

t-rocc said...

hilarious two-line breakdown, Aesop. well played.

THRIPS said...

Hey, that reminds me. did you know "sometimes good guys don't wear white" is a cover? here's the original http://www.mediafire.com/?qyfwo3jzzwo

Will said...

hahah, by the standells. i had no idea minor thread covered that song, i love the orig. i hate this type of music but i will have to hear their version i think!

kerns said...

they also covered Wire's 12XU. I like that it sounds like "Want to X you!"--a little straight edge humor there. Good thing Ian MacKaye isn't edge anymore, because it's totally wack these days. I was wondering if this was ever going to make it up on this blog, Aesop. This is one of the most important records of my life, not to mention its influence on later punk and hardcore (real hardcore, not that beatdown music coming out today). This record wins.

Aesop said...

Well it was very important to me too, and holds up nicely.

Anonymous said...

****Poser alert****

Some of these songs I heard as covers from(ducks)

Slayer before I heard the real deal.


I also need to know if it is a crime to like the First demo tape version of this than the OG?

You may call me a poser or e-mail here or at my website.

-GBH

Anonymous said...

Aesop-
Thank you again for your great blog, but I have to wonder about why you would post this. I am not at all a fan of Minor Threat or Fugazi but I do know that Dischord Records has kept all of the Minor Threat stuff in print ever since it was first issued. Not that I'm gonna lose sleep over Ian whatshisname being deprived of royalty money, but still...

-The Anonymous Jew

Aesop said...

Posted simply for its significance in my life and in the bigger picture of American hardcore. C'mon, AJ, isn't it well established by now that blogs such as this bring attention to bands and thus help them sell the records some may have not even been aware of in the first place?

Toxik Boys said...

This band don't need introduction...

schultzzz said...

I got to agree with Anonymous Jew - Minor Threat isn't a 17 year old Ukranian kid in the back of a barn with a 4-track. It's not about the rubles, my man, it's about you getting internet props for introducing people to stuff we don't know.

bryan said...

once in a while, it comes time to be reminded of what we know. and dischord will continue selling the discography as long as nailed-to-the-x middle schoolers keep being reminded where their chugga chugga indignation came from.

Phantom Hugger said...

Guilty of being uptight!

I loved this record, maybe I still do. I'm afraid if I jump up and down on my bed while I listen to it now, shit will break.

bunnypuncher said...

One of the most important records of my entire life. They were the very first punk band (of the non-commercial variety) that I ever heard. I will be celebrating my 28th birthday on Tuesday by getting the black sheep from the Out of Step sleeve tattooed on my body.

Steven said...

I'm in my thirties and still listen to this on a regular basis - this one may have pretty much started it all for me. Can't be topped for US H.C.

RyGar said...

Literally picked up my LP at a thrift store for $1.50 years ago. It was the record I played before I would go skating for years. Never even approached being Edge, myself, but this record isn't as heavy handed as it is made to seem. It's no Earth Crisis, that's for sure. The Bottled Violence graphic is going on my tombstone.

Chaogrammarian said...

Some kid copied this for me on cassette back in high school (circa '89-ish).
On the other side was a Mentors album. : )

hans said...

The first note of Filler still gives me the same feeling as it did all those years ago. Thank for making my day much better.