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Double Nickels On The Dime [VINYL]

Minutemen Vinyl
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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  • Vinyl (25 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B000000LZU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 486,819 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. D.'s Car Jam/Anxious Mo-Fo
2. Theatre Is The Life Of You
3. Viet Nam
4. Cohesion
5. It's Expected I'm Gone
6. #1 Hit Song
7. Two Beads At The End
8. Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth
9. Don't Look Now
10. Shit From An Old Notebook
11. Nature Without Man
12. One Reporter's Opinion
13. Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing
14. Maybe Partying Will Help
15. Toadies
16. Retreat
17. Big Foist
18. God Bows To Math
19. Corona
20. Glory Of Man
See all 43 tracks on this disc

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If What Makes a Man Start Fires? was a remarkable step forward from the Minutemen's promising debut album, The Punch Line, then Double Nickels on the Dime was a quantum leap into greatness, a sprawling 44-song set that was as impressive as it was ambitious. While punk rock was obviously the starting point for the Minutemen's musical journey (which they celebrated on the funny and moving "History Lesson Part II"), by this point the group seemed up for almost anything -- D. Boon's guitar work suggested the adventurous melodic sense of jazz tempered with the bite and concision of punk rock, while Mike Watt's full-bodied bass was the perfect foil for Boon's leads and drummer George Hurley possessed a snap and swing that would be the envy of nearly any band.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have 23 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
You could be forgiven for thinking that dozens of tracks, all coming in at around a minute in length, will sound a bit limiting after a while. Prepare to change your mind during a listen to Double Nickels on the Dime, a classic album of intelligent and dynamic post-punk from a trio of very talented musicians. Recorded live and in one take, the interplay between the guitar, bass and drums is something to behold and the Minutemen manage to carve out considerable melody on top of the angular textures. Too many stand out tracks to mention - buy it for the sheer originality of the structures and the clever, powerful playing. Never has a minute sounded so good as with these guys.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive American Hardcore Album 25 Sep 2002
By Mr. M. L. Hawes VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I think it's safe to say that the Minutemen were, without question one of the important bands of the 1980's American hardcore movement. Alongside label mates Black Flag and Husker Du, they moved American punk music on from the Ramones and Bad Brains into a new, fresh arena.
With 'Double Nickels' the Minutemen reached their absolute pinnacle. An incredible double lp (original release) bursting with one and two minute gems of political, smalltown and big city angst, it rattles along at a pace matched in it's creation.
It was recorded, as most Minutemen albums were, in unbelieveable time. It has a raw, live, but still tight, sound which many of todays garage and punk acts would die for and a breadth of songwriting that most bands can only dream of.
It's an album you can't really dissect, there are stand out tracks, like 'Corona' and 'This Aint No Picnic', but it is as a whole that this album truly works.
It is a masterpiece by any standards, but by Minutemen standards it was, simply their best.
For other reference points of that period, you may also like to check out Husker Du's 'Zen Arcade' and 'New Day Rising' and Black Flags 'My War', all very different, but equally seminal.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC 16 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is an album I have come back to again and again over the years, forgetting that one of the songs was eventually used for 'Jackass' it is a true classic that shows a band at their creative peak (a look at the sheer amount of songs on this is clue enough).

It is hard to imagine what punk fans would have made of these guys opening for bands like Black Flag in the early '80s (they were signed to punk label SST) but it is clear today that they were a band who were unafraid of messing around with their conventions and were obviously a sore thumb in a, at times, close minded scene . This album runs the gamut of musical styles ranging from groove to jazz to agro-political rock to reflective balladry to Steely Dan and it all works perfectly.

This is an album you MUST own if you consider yourself a music fan.

R.I.P D.Boon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It! 1 Jan 2013
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I can not believe after forty years of existence on this planet I have only just discovered this gem. The album has a live punch sound placing it nowhere and everywhere on our timelines. Incredible how many they have influenced in their wake. Well done lads, R.I.P Mr Boon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A thing of rare and special beauty 6 Oct 2011
By Mr. J. Mccool VINE VOICE
This album is so essentially beautiful that it actually makes me cry. I'm listening to it now and I have to try hard not to let the tears trickle down my face. For anybody who has ever been moved by great music, this will be a very special treat. Naturally, it is framed in the discourse of US punk circa 1984, (and boy-oh-boy were they ever so right) so you may have to leave some of your prejudices at the door and open your ears, let go of some of your fears...
And what you will hear is poetry, and three brilliant musicians not afraid to experiment and stray far from the rigidity of hardcore punk. They tried lots of different approaches to song-writing, to playing, and on the whole (the whole album that is) it worked. It worked SO well.

This is wonderful, beautiful American folk music - written, sung and played with superb heart and intelligence. This is the Minutemen. Here's to you, brothers, and here's to d. Boon.

Thank you, guys, thank you so much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all time favourites! 29 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
Its hard to know where to start with this album but the fact that I am bothering to write this should be enough, I think the great appeal for me is that I have heard it so many times and it still sounds as good as the first listen, proabably even better, one minute my favourite track is glory of man

then cohesion then god bows to math but really I love it all!

If I had to have one record on a desert island this would be it!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This album is a typicall west coast punk album, but its not your Black Flag style of punk. It's got it's own distinctive sound which i can only describe as a sort of funky punk, and when you mix that with D BOON's polictly charged lyrics, You get this gem of a album.
This is a must have album.
My stand out tracks are ' Corona ',Jesus and tequilla and viet nam
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing music from San Pedro 9 Sep 2013
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D Boon and Mike Watt and George Hurley creating a profound collection of music.
I only got to the Minutemen through Jackass. This should be in the Top 10 albums of all time wiithout doubt.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must-have album
I bought this album about six years ago (yes, a late review I know) and just keep coming back to it. It's packed with great tunes, great musicianship, and superb lyrics. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jason M. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars We don't need no badges!
I have this on CD and vinyl. The CD pressing had to have some tracks deleted from the original masters to fit the format. Read more
Published on 31 Oct 2009 by EnglandTheGreat
5.0 out of 5 stars just a minute
Many bands have the audacity to cut a double album. Few have the tunes or ideas to fill it. I'm no fan of US hardcore but this is actually one of my favourite records of all time. Read more
Published on 9 Aug 2009 by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars What else is there to say?
I have owned this album for well over 20 years and still find moments on it that are new and exciting every listen.
It is probably pound for pound my favourite lp of all time. Read more
Published on 12 May 2009 by S. F. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Constant barrage of good
I put off buying this as it was more expensive than other Minutemen albums. It really is worth the extra. Read more
Published on 23 Mar 2009 by Mr. D. P. Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars This album rocks!!!!!
After recently being a bit disappointed delving into some 80's American Hardcore this album is full of surprises. Read more
Published on 1 Dec 2004 by Mr. B. J. Workman
4.0 out of 5 stars Alternate Meets Punk
The nicest thing about this album is it is unique.
No stupid songs about hard break-ups, filling in gaps between the quality,this is a 'pure' album of musicianship. Read more
Published on 24 April 2004 by "duncan__cameron"
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