Joy (EP)

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EP by The Minutemen
Released August 1981
Recorded August 1, 1981
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 3:18
Label New Alliance(original)
SST (214) (reissue)
Producer Mike Patton
The Minutemen chronology
Paranoid Time
(1980)Paranoid Time1980
The Punch Line
(1981)The Punch Line1981
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Joy is a three-song seven-inch EP by American hardcore punk band Minutemen. Recorded not long after the release of their first EP Paranoid Time, it was the first release that Minutemen had issued on their own New Alliance Records label in 1981. Their prolific nature would continue when their first full-length album The Punch Line hit record store shelves three months after the release of Joy.

The EP also appears as part of the My First Bells cassette and the Post-Mersh Vol. 3 CD, both on SST Records. SST reissued the EP in 1987 not long after buying New Alliance Records from Mike Watt. When SST took over the New Alliance label and back catalogue, the label redated the copyright on the EP to be 1987, causing some fans to believe that the EP contained previously unreleased material. The EP was also reissued as a 10" colored vinyl EP and in 1988 as a three-inch CD.

According to the record's liner notes, the entire EP was recorded and mixed in five hours.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Joy" (Hurley, Watt)
  2. "Black Sheep" (Hurley, Watt)
Side two
  1. "More Joy" (Boon, Cadena, Watt)

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