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By David Cantwell

Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime is a masterwork of American indie rock, a sprawling, 42-song explosion of terse, revolutionary rock & roll. Rifling through a kind of lurching punk-funk, this San Pedro, California, trio poses philosophical questions, mocks love-song clichés and Michael Jackson, covers CCR and Van Halen, and gets drunk on "Jesus and Tequila"--all of it brought to life by the jazzy, popping bass of Mike Watt; the rifle-shot fills of drummer George Hurley, and the staccato guitar and impassioned cries of the late D. Boon, whose voice will forever insist: "No hope? See, that's what gives me guts."

1. D.'s Car Jam/Anxious Mo-Fo23. History Lesson, Pt. 2
2. Theatre Is the Life of You24. You Need the Glory
3. Viet Nam25. Roar of the Masses Could Be Farts
4. Cohesion26. West Germany
5. It's Expected I'm Gone27. Politics of Time
6. #1 Hit Song28. Themselves
7. Two Beads at the End29. Please Don't Be Gentle With Me
8. Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth?30. Nothing Indeed
9. Don't Look Now31. No Exchange
10. Shit from an Old Notebook32. There Ain't Shit on T.V. Tonight
11. Nature Without Man33. This Ain't No Picnic
12. One Reporters Opinion34. Spillage
13. Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing35. Untitled Song for Latin America
14. Maybe Partying Will Help36. Jesus and Tequila
15. Toadies37. June 16th
16. Retreat38. Storm in My House
17. Big Foist39. Martin's Story
18. God Bows to Math40. Dr. Wu
19. Corona41. World According to Nouns
20. Glory of Man42. Love Dance
21. Take 5, D.43. Three Car Jam
22. My Heart and the Real World


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"This album is a masterpiece. Probably the greatest hardcore/punk record ever made. The Minutemen were probably the greatest musicians of their generation and this album proves it!"


"What a record!! A great example of a band that is extremeley well practiced. D.Boon,Watt, and Hurley are as tight a band as any ever heard. No fancy pedals, studio gadgets, and endless overdubs, just a guitar, bass and drums well mic'ed. The passion and delivery of these songs is immense.It does'nt get more honest than Double Nickels on the Dime.This record never gets old. Most of the young bands today should take a long hard lesson from this. Every song hits the mark. Phenominal!!!"


"Probably the greatest album ever made! Definately the greatest album of the eighties. 48 songs - almost half of which are bonafide classics! This had a huge impact with people that heard it. Unfortunately not many did (at least here in Australia)."

--sigmund void

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Artist: Minutemen

Released: November 6, 1984

Availability: CD, Vinyl


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