Thursday, 23 September 2010

Minuitemen -This Aint no Picinic

Album: Double Nickels on the Dime (SST, 1984) Chart pos:N/A

Double Nickels on the Dime is a strange album, if the fact that the songs are only about 90 seconds on average would make you think this band sounds similar to Wire you'd be mistaken. The band sounds a bit like Credence Clearwater Revival with slap bass one minute, then veering between folk and free jazz the next. Although Mike Watts' slap-bass thing is a bit too RHCP alike for my linking (Flea is a big fan of this group btw) the album still has some great moments. This Ain't no Picnic which was written after D.Boon was told off for changing radio stations at work is defiantly one of the standout tracks. The video had the band performing being inter cut with archive footage of the much reviled then president (especially by the punk crowd) Ronald Regan. Its a shame that a year after making this record D.Boon was killed in a car crash.

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