Sunday, December 17, 2006
History Lesson-Part II
Do you want New Wave or do you want the truth?
A big thank you to SydB for the copy of the Minutemen's Double Nickels On The Dime.
For some unexplainable reason I had always avoided giving the Minutemen a listen, but I've been reading Micheal Azerrad's excellent Our Band Could Be Your Life, and the chapter on the Minutemen was fairly intriguing. I recommend the book, but with the caveat that the chapter on the Replacements seemed truncated as if Azzerad lost interest in writing about them, which was pretty disappointing.
A little less Black Flag and a little more Hüsker Dü would have been nice too.