Talkin' trash to the garbage around me.

27 February, 2006

Double Nickels on the Dime

Was there a better punk album made in the 1980s? Was there a better rock album?

The 43 tracks (damn them for editing two tracks off the CD release!) on the Minutemen's sprawling epic have it all: revolutionary politics, Mike Watt's gymnastic bass playing, D. Boon's hyperactive and powerful guitar contortions (Distortion? We don't need no fucking distortion!), Hurley's tight rhythmic backing, and perfectly crafted sub-two minute bursts of songwriting brilliance. I'm hard-pressed to think of any other album where I absolutely have to listen to each and every track.

Do yourself a favor and pop this sumbitch into your media player of choice, and then turn it up real fucking loud. It's the definition of punk-rock bliss.

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