3-Way Tie (For Last)

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3-Way Tie (For Last)
Studio album by Minutemen
Released December 1985 (1985-12)
Recorded August–September 1985
Genre Alternative rock, hardcore punk, post-punk
Length 36:11
Label SST
Producer Mike Watt, D. Boon, Ethan James
Minutemen chronology
Project: Mersh
(1985)
3-Way Tie (For Last)
(1985)
Minuteflag
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A[2]
Rolling Stone favorable[3]

3-Way Tie (For Last) is the fourth and final full-length album recorded by the American punk band Minutemen. It is particularly notable for featuring several covers of songs by bands such as the Urinals, Meat Puppets, Blue Öyster Cult, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roky Erickson and the Aliens. It was released very shortly before the death of D. Boon who also painted the cover. Watt collaborated with Black Flag bassist Kira Roessler on three tracks ("No One", "Stories", and "What Is It?"). Around the time that the album was recorded, Watt and Roessler formed Dos. The last song, a cover of Roky Erickson's "Bermuda" was sung over the phone by Mike Watt.

Track listing[edit]

Side D.
  1. "Price of Paradise" – 3:38 (Boon)
  2. "Lost" – 2:33 (Kirkwood)
  3. "The Big Stick" – 2:34 (Boon)
  4. "Political Nightmare" – 3:56 (Roessler, Watt)
  5. "Courage" – 2:35 (Boon)
  6. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" – 2:30 (Fogerty)
Side Mike
  1. "The Red and the Black" – 4:09 (Bloom, Bouchard, Pearlman)
  2. "Spoken Word Piece" – 1:07 (Watt)
  3. "No One" – 3:29 (Roessler, Watt)
  4. "Stories" – 1:36 (Roessler, Watt)
  5. "What Is It?" – 1:51 (Roessler, Watt)
  6. "Ack Ack Ack" – 0:27 (Johansen, Jones, Talley)
  7. "Just Another Soldier" – 1:58 (Boon)
  8. "Situations at Hand" – 1:23 (Watt)
  9. "Hittin' the Bong" – 0:41 (Watt)
  10. "Bermuda" – 1:41 (Erickson)

Musical Personnel[edit]

  • D. Boon – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, piano
  • Mike Watt – bass, vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • George Hurley – drums
  • Joe Baiza – lead guitar ("Situations At Hand")
  • Ethan James – Linn drum ("What Is It?"), Vietnam War battlefield tape ("Spoken Word Piece")

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dougan, John. 3-Way Tie (For Last) at AllMusic. Retrieved 2 April 2006.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Minutemen > Consumer Guide Reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Coleman, Mark (April 10, 1986). "Minutemen 3-Way Tie (For Last) > Album Review". Rolling Stone (471). Retrieved 10 September 2007.