Go d. Boon. Nuzzle - Futurism Restated 5. A Single History: 1991–1997 (319 words) exact match in snippet view article find links to article "Plight" is a cover of a Minutemen song, from the tribute disc Our Band Could Be Your Life. This thread is archived. Our Band Could Be Your Life - A Tribute To D Boon And The Minutemen ‎ (LP, Comp) Little Brother Records. A throughly satisfying tribute album. Ah, memories. I saw like a double 7" tribute to the Minutemen but could never afford to buy it. As a tribute album, "Our Band Could Be Your Life" functions well as a dramatic re-telling of the Minutemen tale, recombining the punk, contrapuntal arrangements, "out" jazz and workingman's industrial folk that informed their albums into what feels like a family-style wake. wrote and recorded a Minutemen tribute song entitled "Under The Influence of Minutemen (Dork Rock Changed Our Lives)." hide. Since then, his accounts of the decade’s underground do-it-yourself punk ethos has inspired a generation of music geeks, connoisseurs, and professionals—many of whom have gone on to found or play in various contemporary indie […] There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. And I had, appropriately enough, a DIY moment and I thought, Maybe I should do it."[1]. You will not be disappointed. Ugh! If you missed the generation and always wondered what it was all about, you'll learn about what these groups went through just for getting their music heard. … Our Band Could Be Your Life - A Tribute To D. Boon And The Minutemen by Various Artists, released 01 July 2019 1. We Jam Econo - The Story of the Minutemen. ↑ "Spiels d'un minuteman / Spiels of a minuteman". All 13 profiles are page-turners. For the D. Boon tribute album, see, Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute to D Boon and the Minutemen, "Indie's New Guard Celebrates Michael Azerrad's Our Band Could Be Your Life", "We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005)", "Revisiting the book that immortalized the '80s indie punk rock scene", "Replacements, Sonic Youth, Fugazi to be Honored at 'Our Band Could Be Your Life' Concert - Rolling Stone", "Robert Christgau: Getting Their Hands Dirty: Michael Azerrad's "Our Band Could Be Your Life, "Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991", "Slipknot's Corey Taylor & others narrating 'Our Band Could Be Your Life' audiobook", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Our_Band_Could_Be_Your_Life&oldid=991809528, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 December 2020, at 22:54. A band like no other. Top. ... (“Our band could be your life”). Lb-003; CD). Close. Genres: Post-Hardcore, Post-Punk, Alternative Rock. Our Band Could Be Your Life is a very throrugh book with about 590 pages to read. - A music history book that talks about Minor Threat, Hüsker Dü, the Minutemen, Fugazi, Sonic Youth and many more bands that shaped the scene. Billboard.com. Everything one would want of a lovingly done tribute to the Minutemen, Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2013, I'm not sure how long I've owned this cd. “Our band could be your life,” they believed. Rising. 1996 • Album • Various Artists +1. The Minutemen and X were going to headline the show and bands played all day and then around midnight the cops shut it down for who knows what reason and the Minutemen and X never got to play. Image:Our Band Could Be Your Life - A Tribute to D Boon and the Minutemen.jpg is being used on this article. [2] The song, which is on the album Double Nickels on the Dime, details the band's working class origins and populist sentiments: "Punk rock changed our lives." A great collection of artists to create a fitting tribute to the Minutemen and the brilliant D. Boon. "[7], In the New York Times Book Review, critic Eric Weisbard wrote, "In the decade Azerrad covers, indie America proved that world-class rock could be created outside corporate structures....Our Band Could Be Your Life passionately resurrects thirteen indie groups...Azerrad is adept at drawing out musicians' war stories—and this bare-bones movement was full of them. I will consider this to be one of my favorite tribute records and right up there somewhere amongst my favorite cds. If you missed the generation and always wondered what it was all about, you'll learn about what these groups went through just for getting their music heard. I just got finished hearing the full 35 songs from this cd, 34 songs, one interview with D. Boon and one song actually by the Minutemen: Badges live. "I thought, This is insane. The profiles of Black Flag, The Minutemen, Mission Of Burma, Minor Threat, Husker Du, The Replacements, Sonic Youth, The Butthole Surfers, Big Black, Dinosaur Jr, Fugazi, Mudhoney and Beat Happening tell the story of how the indie … report. US. Alfresco, magnificent, night time splendor, couldn't ask for a better combo of bands for the imaginative show. The Minutemen’s bitter pill is even harder to swallow. Formed in 1980 by guitarist D. Boon and bassist Mike Watt, the Minutemen signed to the Californian independent record label SST Records at their second concert. Lb-003; CD). All 13 profiles are page-turners. Published in 2001, Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life featured the story of thirteen seminal indie bands from 1981–1991. Genre: Rock. The story of the Minutemen has been told before (Our Band Could Be Your Life, We Jam Econo), but this book focuses purely on their music - the punk ethic and the remarkable, enduring songs that comprise this, their greatest achievement. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Author and music journalist Michael Azerrad‘s 2001 book Our Band Could Be Your Life, which chronicles many bands of the formative 1980s indie … Posted by 4 months ago. ↑ Greg Prato (February 16, 2005). And then some songs take off from the original but not wildly so. 3.19. Comprising guitarist D. Boon, bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley, the Minutemen recorded four albums and eight extended plays before Boon's unexpected death in December 1985.They were noted in the Californian punk rock community for a philosophy of "jamming econo"; a sense of thriftiness reflected … ↑ Greg Prato (February 16, 2005). We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute to D Boon and the Minutemen was a tribute album for the band The Minutemen released in 1996. ‎–. According to Azerrad after exploring the punk era "it skipped and went straight from Talking Heads to Nirvana. (2) P.I.L. Spectacular again, outdoor show. "[9], The book review website Baby Got Books said "If you graduated high school (or were at least supposed to graduate) any time between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s and have any interest whatsoever in music, you absolutely must read this book. Minor Threat. Our Band Could Be Your Life - A Tribute To D Boon And The Minutemen (1) Our Lady Peace (1) Outhouse (1) Outrageous Cherry (2) Outspoken (2) Ovarian Trolley (1) Overpass (3) Overwhelming Colorfast (4) Owada (1) Owsley (1) Oxes (1) P (2) P.E.E. Retrieved June 11, 2007. But the best one is the one with a like 10 year old punk boy on the cover with all spikey hair and the other is one with a girl in a mohawk and like a big hammer. I thought that someone should do something about this. The Minutemen’s bitter pill is even harder to swallow. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Genres: Post-Hardcore. save. What I do know is that if you love the Minutemen and if you got ears and have heard them and their punk with a toucha funk/short song/uniqueness, well, suffice it to say, if yer on this page you probably love them and if you might, just hear some Minutemen and surely you will. New. Ethan James & Cindy Albon - Themselves 8. chrisbct@hotmail.com, Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2007. Please try again. [12] The narrator for each chapter is an artist who has cited their corresponding chapter's musical act as a major influence on their own art, with Azzerad himself reading the chapter on Fugazi. For example, Ted Leo played Minor Threat and Titus Andronicus played The Replacements. One of the all-time great rock books, Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life is the definitive account of the rise of ’80s indie-rock, focusing on many of the scene’s most important bands, including Black Flag, the Minutemen, Minor Threat, the Replacements, Sonic Youth, Big Black, and Fugazi. Various. And I had, appropriately enough, a DIY moment and I thought, Maybe I should do it." Posted by 1 year ago. 2". New Jersey pop punk band The Ergs! How did 58 happen? Thanks for the thread, short-lived for sure but appreciated! I drove up from San Diego, alone since no one I knew was Minutemen freak enough at the time to go mid week like that! Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute to D Boon and the Minutemen was a tribute album for the band The Minutemen released in 1996. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. ... (“Our band could be your life”). "I thought, This is insane. Please try again. Hazel - Storm In My House 4. Steer far clear of the one with famous people on it and a cop with a bloody head on the cover, it's awful. I think a good addition would be the Uncle Tupelo song D. Boon. Of the 34 songs 33 are recorded real well and the other one is a bit more punk, hard and dash the recording quality! I sold a lot of my vinyl but no way would i ever get rid of my Minutemen wax. A clear error in judgement on my part now that time has passed. In honor of this book's tenth anniversary, Azerrad put together a special concert at Bowery Ballroom with contemporary bands and artists to perform the music of bands covered in the text. Here's my rave: While reading this 500-page history of '80s indie-rock, I only resorted to something lighter to avoid putting my back out. Some French kid told me they were working on one 15 to 20 years ago but I never heard anything of it. 13–. Minutemen discography and songs: Music profile for Minutemen, formed January 1980. Hachette Digital, Inc. pp. The Los Angeles Times listed it as one of "46 Essential Rock Reads." Listen on Apple Music. Join. Since then, his accounts of the decade’s underground do-it-yourself punk ethos has inspired a generation of music geeks, connoisseurs, and professionals—many of whom have gone on to found or play in various contemporary indie bands of note. Hot. Retrieved January 22, 2013. II”), Watt is quoted as saying that when he and Boon started the Minutemen, they had the revelation that songs didn’t have to follow any kind of formula. The sons of Navy men, immigrants and machinists, the trio believed in hard work, playing cheap gigs, modest living, plain attire, San Pedro and the American Dream. Sparkalepsy - King Of The Hill 2. "[8] Time's Benjamin Nugent said it was "A timely reminder that Cobain and company were merely a key regiment in the motley alt-rock army...Our Band Could Be Your Life narrates, down to the homemade posters and tour van repairs, how these bands gradually built up an audience large enough to make record labels and critics take notice. Minutemen were an American punk rock band formed in San Pedro, California, in 1980.Composed of guitarist/vocalist D. Boon, bassist/vocalist Mike Watt, and drummer George Hurley, Minutemen recorded four albums and eight EPs before Boon's death in an automobile accident in 1985; after Boon's death, the band broke up. Archived. I'm pretty sure I saw the Minutemen with the Urinals somewhere in L.A. too. Albums include Double Nickels on the Dime, What Makes a Man Start Fires?, and The Punch Line. Retrieved June 11, 2007. 1. Unable to add item to List. At least at the moment this cd is very affordable. Also went to the desert show with all the audience bussed on 4 busses to the salt flats with a generator along with Savage Republic. Our Band Could Be Your Life r/ americanindie. youtu.be/5ILmBG... 0 comments. If you are of the age group of the 'Indie' records, you will identify and like reading about the known groups. There are some advantages to being old. Saw them at Al's bar for the 100 Flowers final show where d. boon and Keith Morris both jumped up on stage near the end of the 100 Flowers set and joined in on vocals and with the Meat Puppets and Husker Du at a big rarely used venue in the middle of San Diego and once I listened outside in the alley to them while they played cuz I didn't wanna pay to get in cuz it was a buncha SST bands that I wasn't overly fond of like dinasour Jr. and that other band with the one guy from Black Flag but not Black Flag themselves. "Our band could be your life" - The Minutemen. The inspiration for the book occurred when Azerrad was watching a miniseries about rock music history. Hachette Digital, Inc. pp. ... 我前段时听说有译者已经在翻译Our Band Could Be Your Life,非常兴奋。这本书是海朋森吉他手季一楠介绍的,我断断续续地啃了一年才看完。 True to their name, they cram Double Nickels on the Dime with an incredible forty-five songs. If only there were more Minutemen tribute albums. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute to D Boon and the Minutemen - Various Artists on AllMusic - 1996 And tribute it is. Informationen zum Album Our Band Could Be Your Life - A Tribute To D Boon And The Minutemen (1994) The 3M Company - Search 7. Published in 2001, Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life featured the story of thirteen seminal indie bands from 1981–1991. Style: Art Rock, Punk, Lo-Fi, Indie Rock, Experimental. I hope he met the requirements for entry into heaven which, it appears, according to the bible is to hear the word, believe, confess one's sins, repent, declare Jesus is Lord and then get baptized and live by God's commandments. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1994 Vinyl release of Our Band Could Be Your Life - A Tribute To D Boon And The Minutemen on Discogs. card. The Minutemen. I love the bond of the 3 guys in the band and it's evident from across the street that Mike Watt and d. Boon had a connection like at least brothers, probably more. Oh, and be sure to get 'we jam econo' the dvd, it's got like 3 live Minutemen shows on it much less the excellent documentary of the band. And for many, it was. ↑ "Spiels d'un minuteman / Spiels of a minuteman". Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 at Amazon.com. Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute to D. Boon & the Minutemen. ), Ethan James, Kira Roessler (Black Flag, Dos), and Joe Baiza appear in various combinations throughout the album. Michael Azerrad is the author of the books Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991, and Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana.His writings on music and musicians have appeared in numerous magazines, including Rolling Stone, the New Yorker, Spin, and the New York Times.He lives in New York City. Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life is a thirteen band look at what it was like back in the bad old days of U.S. independent underground rock. Our band could be your life
Real names'd be proof
Me and mike watt played for years
Punk rock changed our lives
We learned punk rock in Hollywood
Drove up from Pedro
We were fucking corn dogs
We'd go drink and pogo
Mr. LB003. God, I hope d. boon is bein' good in heaven. Though not a cover, the song would have been a fitting song to wind down this tribute album with an original tribute song. The me, of course, being D. Boon, painter, author, and descendant of the legendary Daniel Boone.When he, Mike Watt, and George Hurley first saw punk rock in 1980, they went home and talked their parents into loaning them the money to buy the equipment that same night. It contains 35 tracks of alternative bands covering songs by The Minutemen. 66. There's a problem loading this menu right now. The little brother records people did an excellent job getting this album together and it was a stroke to put the interview and one Minutemen song on it. Year: 1994. I thought that someone should do something about this. Narrators and their chapters include: This article is about the book. If you are of the age group of the 'Indie' records, you will identify and like reading about the known groups. The group's career is chronicled in the book Our Band Could Be Your Life, a study of 13 important American underground rock groups by veteran music journalist Michael Azerrad. Our band could be your life
Real names'd be proof
Me and mike watt played for years
Punk rock changed our lives
We learned punk rock in Hollywood
Drove up from Pedro
We were fucking corn dogs
We'd go drink and pogo
Mr. Oswald Five-O - Tony Gets Wasted In Pedro 6. This song is a reflection on Minutemen’s history as a band and the history of the LA punk rock scene. Our Band Could Be Your Life is the never-before-told story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties -- when a small but sprawling network of bands, labels, fanzines, radio stations, and other subversives re-energized American rock with punk's do-it-yourself credo and created music that was deeply personal, often brilliant, always challenging, and immensely influential. 5. (1) P.O.L. The 3M Company - Search 7. I'm a huge music fan and would say this is genuinely the best book I've ever read, and the only one of a non-fiction style that has come near is "Heavier Than Heaven" (The Kurt Cobain biography), so I come to ask you IYLB, what else will I like? v/a - our band could be your life: a tribute to d boon and the minutemen label: little brother records released: 1996 ... A lot of people are way into the Minutemen, and think they were very "important" or something to that extent, and that's fine, I'm sure they are very important to some folks. As a tribute album, "Our Band Could Be Your Life" functions well as a dramatic re-telling of the Minutemen tale, recombining the punk, contrapuntal arrangements, "out" jazz and workingman's industrial folk that informed their albums into what feels like a family-style wake. Sparkalepsy - King Of The Hill 2. The title comes from the opening line of "History Lesson – Part II", an autobiographical song written by Mike Watt of Minutemen, one of the bands featured in the book. share. This cd, almost to a song, rests in the coupla close covers, which is still sweet if you ask me, even about 3 or 4 songs have vocals that sound quite similar to the original, one even with one sounding like d. Boon and the other like Mike Watt in the same song, nicely done. Journalist Michael Azerrad, profiling Minutemen in his book Our Band Could Be Your Life (titled after a lyric from "History Lesson – Part II"), named Double Nickels on the Dime as "one of the greatest achievements of the indie era" and described it as a "Whitman's sampler of left-wing politics, moving autobiographical vignettes, and twisted Beefheartian twang". On May 21, 2019, the Our Band Could Be Your Life audiobook was released. Here's my rave: While reading this 500-page history of '80s indie-rock, I only resorted to something lighter to avoid putting my back out. Maybe my ears needed to adjust? "A lyric from 'History Lesson, Part II'- 'Our band could be your life'- was used as the title of Michael Azerrad's book chronicling the careers of seminal indie acts. Includes Album Cover, Release Year, and User Reviews. Listen on Tidal “Our band could be your life.” Minutemen Naomi Petersen/SST Does any line capture the essence of punk better? Boon and Watt had as much to say on proletariat hardship as their guttersnipe peers in hardcore. Hot. Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2005. The Minutemen, one of the all-time great American punk bands, hailed from the blue-collar port town of San Pedro, California — Boon, bassist … ISBN 978-0-316-24718-4. While it tells the story of bands that truly lived the indie/punk lifestyle, it also sheds a brand new light (not always favorable) on the people in those bands. Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute To D Boom and the Minutemen, Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2015, Oh my! Also the guy from Savage Republic, Bruce Liecher told me and my co-bct (bad compilation tapes/borderless countries tapes) guy, Chris, that that night the Minutemen were playing just down the way in the greater Los Angeles area and he begged off cuz his girlfriend would have got upset with us returning to San Diego so late. [6] In 2009, Paste magazine named the book one of the 12 best music books of the decade. I recommend it if you have any Minutemen inclination at all. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute to D. Boon & the Minutemen, a Various Artists Album. (1) P.W. You can see the songs come to life in their reincarnation. "[10] Another writer states that "As music history, this book is important. According to Azerrad after exploring the punk era "it skipped and went straight from Talking Heads to Nirvana. Seam - This Ain't No Picnic 3. Genres: Post-Hardcore. Listen on Pandora. MA: The community profiled in Our Band Could Be Your Life was deeply established by the time Nirvana came around, and so was its ethos, which is about surviving modestly. "History Lesson – Part II" by Minutemen Punk and groove trio from San Pedro, California | 1984. Sing it baby. The readings do not deviate from the source material, however occasional voice inflection elucidate the reverence the narrators hold for the material. Jeff Tweedy and Abbi Jacobson at Murmrr Theatre (via @apolicano03 on Instagram). Mission of Burma. Released 23 February 1996 on Little Brother (catalog no. Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute to D Boon and the Minutemen. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Listen on Spotify. Our band could be your life … oldpunkflyers: “ Black Flag, Minutemen, Descendents @ the Cuckoos Nest 1981 ” It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. I dunno. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. My favourite song. True to their name, they cram Double Nickels on the Dime with an incredible forty-five songs. Pedro 6 capture the essence of punk better the item on Amazon, that rule '' the... 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