Post-Mersh Vol. 1

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Post-Mersh, Vol. 1
Compilation album by The Minutemen
Released 1987
Genre Alternative rock, hardcore punk, post-punk
Length 42:05
Label SST
Producer Spot
The Minutemen chronology
Ballot Result
(1987)
Post-Mersh Vol. 1
(1987)
Post-Mersh Vol. 2
(1987)

Post-Mersh, Vol. 1 is a compilation album by influential punk rock/alternative trio The Minutemen. It contains both The Punch Line (1981) and What Makes a Man Start Fires? (1983) respectively. These two releases are considered the first two "full length" albums recorded by the band.

Track listing[edit]

Tracks 1-18 are The Punch Line
Tracks 19-36 are What Makes a Man Start Fires?

  1. Search – 0:51 (Hurley, Watt)
  2. Tension – 1:18 (Tamburovich, Watt)
  3. Games – 1:01 (Boon, Watt)
  4. Boiling – 0:58 (Hurley, Watt)
  5. Disguises – 0:45 (Boon)
  6. The Struggle – 0:40 (Boon)
  7. Monuments – 0:48 (Hurley, Watt)
  8. Ruins – 0:49 (Hurley, Watt)
  9. Issued – 0:38 (Hurley, Watt)
  10. The Punch Line – 0:40 (Watt)
  11. Song For El Salvador – 0:31 (Boon)
  12. History Lesson – 0:37 (Boon)
  13. Fanatics – 0:30 (Watt)
  14. No Parade – 0:50 (Boon)
  15. Straight Jacket – 0:58 (Watt)
  16. Gravity – 0:55 (Hurley, Watt)
  17. Warfare – 0:54 (Hurley, Watt)
  18. Static – 0:50 (Boon, Watt)
  19. Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs – 1:27 (Watt)
  20. One Chapter in the Book – 1:00 (Watt)
  21. Fake Contest – 1:44 (Watt)
  22. Beacon Sighted Through Fog – 1:00 (Watt)
  23. Mutiny in Jonestown – 1:06 (Boon/Watt)
  24. East Wind/Faith – 2:10 (Hurley/Watt)
  25. Pure Joy – 1:30 (Hurley/Watt)
  26. '99 – 1:00 (Hurley/Watt)
  27. The Anchor – 2:30 (Hurley/Watt)
  28. Sell or Be Sold – 1:45 (Boon/Watt)
  29. The Only Minority – 1:00 (Boon/Watt)
  30. Split Red – 0:52 (Boon/Watt)
  31. Colors – 2:05 (Boon/Watt)
  32. Plight – 1:37 (Boon/Watt)
  33. The Tin Roof – 1:08 (Watt)
  34. Life As A Rehearsal – 1:35 (Watt)
  35. This Road – 1:26 (Watt)
  36. Polarity – 1:44 (Watt)

Musical personnel[edit]

  • D. Boon - guitar, vocals
  • Mike Watt - bass, vocals
  • George Hurley - drums, oil drums, lead vocal in the middle of "Ruins"
  • Joe Baiza - additional guitar on "Beacon Sighted Through Fog" and "East Wind/Faith".