Introducing the Minutemen

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Introducing the Minutemen
Compilation album by Minutemen
Released July 28, 1998
Recorded 1980–1985
Genre Alternative rock, hardcore punk, post-punk
Length 57:07
Label SST
Producer Spot
Minutemen chronology
Post-Mersh Vol. 3
(1989)
Introducing the Minutemen
(1998)
D. Boon and Friends
(2003)
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Introducing the Minutemen is a retrospective and relatively comprehensive compilation of songs by influential punk/alternative trio The Minutemen, compiled by bassist and notable solo artist Mike Watt twelve years after the untimely demise of the band. The album is made up of tracks spanning the band's entire career, sampling tracks from all of their studio releases with the exception of the Tour-Spiel EP and the Black Flag-Minutemen collaboration Minuteflag. Due to the comprehensive and wide-spanning nature of the collection, it is generally perceived to be an effective introduction to The Minutemen and their music.

The band's landmark breakthrough Double Nickels on the Dime donates the most tracks, with seven. The three-song Joy EP and the rarities collection The Politics of Time both contribute a mere two tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Definitions
  2. Joe McCarthy's Ghost
  3. Paranoid Chant
  4. Search
  5. Punchline
  6. Fanatics
  7. Straight Jacket
  8. Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs
  9. Fake Contest
  10. Anchor
  11. Split Red
  12. Life as a Rehearsal
  13. Cut
  14. Dream Told by Moto
  15. I Felt Like a Gringo
  16. Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing
  17. Maybe Partying Will Help
  18. Toadies
  19. Corona
  20. History Lesson, Pt. 2
  21. This Ain't No Picnic
  22. King of the Hill
  23. Tour-Spiel
  24. Price of Paradise
  25. Big Stick
  26. Courage
  27. Spoken Word Piece
  28. Just Another Soldier
  29. If Reagan Played Disco
  30. Case Closed
  31. Futurism Restated
  32. Joy
  33. Black Sheep
  34. Badges
  35. Party With Me Punker

Musical personnel[edit]

Other personnel[edit]

  • Spot – record producer, recording engineer