Double Nickels on the Dime, by the Minutemen: One of the greatest American punk records of all time (if not the greatest) was released 25 years ago this month. It was recorded in Venice Beach, right down the street from where Boing Boing Video's studio is located. Above, a 1984 amateur video recording of the band performing a track from this double-album, "Political Song for Michael Jackson."
Amazon links, if you care to pick it up: CD or MP3. R.I.P., D. Boon. (via David Rees)
"It's a photo taken backstage at the Whisky where they were practically the house band in the early 80's," Glen tells us. "They usually had full heads of hair but as a joke shaved them just before this show."
One of Glen's favorite Minutemen songs is after the jump.
The Patterning’s Patrick Metzger reports on the increasing prevalence of a repeating two-note motif in pop music, bouncing between the fifth and third notes of a major chord. The Millenial Whoop is everywhere.
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