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Minuteflag cover.jpg
EP by Black Flag and The Minutemen
Released 1986
Recorded March 3, 1985
Genre Funk rock, experimental rock
Length 14:32
Language English
Label SST (050)
Producer Greg Ginn
Black Flag chronology
In My Head
(1985) In My Head1985
(1986) Minuteflag1986
Who's Got the 10½?
(1986) Who's Got the 10½?1986
Minutemen chronology
3-Way Tie (For Last)
(1985) 3-Way Tie (For Last)1985
(1986) Minuteflag1986
Ballot Result
(1987) Ballot Result1987

Minuteflag was an experimental jam band collaboration between members of the American punk bands Minutemen and Black Flag. Their only release, an EP, consists entirely of instrumentals with the exception of "Fetch The Water" which features D. Boon on lead vocals.

It took place in March 1985, while Black Flag was in the process of writing and recording Loose Nut at Total Access Studio in Redondo Beach, CA; Minutemen had just completed their Project Mersh 12" EP at the same studio the month before. The members involved initially agreed that the material recorded during the Minuteflag sessions would not be released until at least one of the bands had disbanded. A 12" EP on SST Records as SST 050 came out over a year afterward, by which time Minutemen had disbanded after the car crash death of guitarist/vocalist D. Boon; Black Flag themselves would split up later in 1986.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Robert Christgau D[1]
Punknews.org 3.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fetch the Water" – 3:49
  2. "Power Failure" – 3:43
  3. "Friends" – 5:12
  4. "Candy Rush" – 1:49



  1. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: minutef". robertchristgau.com. 
  2. ^ "Minuteflag – Minuteflag". www.punknews.org.