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. Including extensive interviews with Mike Watt and many others close to and inspired by the band, this is a great tribute to a classic piece of American underground music.
Included are extensive interviews with Mike Watt, the band's bass player, as well as interviews with several artists, musicians, studio owners, and fanzine writers who have been devoted followers of the band for years.
About the Author
Michael T. Fournier teaches the history of punk rock at Tufts University. He also writes about music for Perfect Sound Forever and Trouser Press. He lives in Maine.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: History Lesson
Chapter 2: History Lesson (Part II)
Chapter 3: Arena Rock Is The New Wave: Side D.
Chapter 4: Punk Rock Is The New Nostalgia: Side Watt
Chapter 5: Dance Rock Is The New Pasture: Side George
Chapter 6: Chump Rock Is The New Cool: Side Chaff
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Poorly written, uninteresting, unenlightening, and this is one of my all-time favorite albums. The amateurish, fanboy text is not helped by a poor digital transfer that turns into another language halfway through.