Post-Mersh Vol. 1

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Post-Mersh, Vol. 1
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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)

Note: On the track listing of the CD version, tracks 21 and 22, and 24 and 25 have been swapped. The lyric booklet also reflects this inaccuracy, but the CD plays the songs in their original order.

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".