January 17, 2007 Playlist

"Double Nickels on the Dime" by Minutemen 1985
Minutemen  "Double Nickels on the Dime"  1984 (USA)
This double album is one of the pinnacles of 80's American "indie punk", something like the Beatles "White Album" of its time.  Though like many of their peers on the SST label (Meat Puppets, Husker Du, Bad Brains, Dinosaur jr, Sonic Youth, etc.), the Minutemen's sound really doesn't have much to do with "punk rock" as it's usually conceived.  But no band ever embodied the Do-It-Yourself credo more definitively than Mike Watt, George Hurley and the late, much-loved d. boon.  (None of the CD reissues of this album released to date include all 45 tracks from the original release, so the old double-vinyl version is still the definitive one.)
(N) = New Release

Artist Song Album Year (Label) Country
Lemmy Kilmister with Mike Batt & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Eve of Destruction (Barry McGuire cover) Philharmania (RPO & various artists) 2002 UK
William S. Burroughs (with John Cale)  Ah Pook The Destroyer / Brion Gysin's All-Purpose Bedtime Story Dead City Radio 1990 USA
Rocket From The Tombs Final Solution The Day The Earth Met The . . .  2002 (rec. 1975) USA
Socrates Drank The Conium Distruction On The Wings 1973 Greece
Butthole Surfers 100 Million People Dead Humpty Dumpty LSD 2002 (rec. 1987) USA
Uriah Heep Look At YOUrself Look At YOUrself 1971 UK
MC5  Looking At YOU Back In The USA 1970 USA
Von LMO Be YOUrself Future Language 1981 USA
The Silver Apples YOU And I Contact 1969 USA
Gong YOU Never Blow Yr Trip Forever YOU 1974 UK / France
The Beatles Within YOU Without YOU Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 UK
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Moonchild The Legendary A&M Sessions EP rec. 1966 USA
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Sure Nuff 'n' Yes I Do Safe As Milk 1967 USA
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Safe As Milk Strictly Personal 1968 USA
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Bat Chain Puller Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) 1978 USA
Minutemen Mr. Robot's Holy Orders Double Nickels On The Dime (original vinyl release ONLY)
1984 USA
Minutemen #1 Hit Song Double Nickels On The Dime
1984 USA
Minutemen History Lesson Part 2 Double Nickels On The Dime
1984 USA
fIREHOSE Down With The Bass Flyin' The Flannel 1991 USA
Mission of Burma Laugh The World Away Vs. (CD reissue bonus track) rec. 1982 USA
Camper Van Beethoven Circles II & III 1986 USA
Bongwater The Drum (Slapp Happy cover) Too Much Sleep 1989 USA
Art Bears The Song of the Dignity of Labour Under Capital The World As It Is Today 1981 UK / Germany
Thelonious Monk (with Sonny Rollins, Max Roach) Brilliant Corners Brilliant Corners 1957 USA
Pharoah Sanders (with Sonny Sharrock) Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt Tauhid 1966 USA
Rainbow Generator D Lirium Dance of the Spheres 1978 Australia
Algarnas Tradgard Rings of Saturn Framtiden ar ett Svavande Skepp, Forankrat i Forntiden 1972 Sweden
The Future Sound of London Quagmire Dead Cities 1996 UK
Mouse on Mars Chartnok Varcharz (N) 2006 (Ipecac) Germany
Flying Lotus 1983 1983 (N) 2006 (Plug Reseach) USA
? and the Mysterians Can't Get Enough of YOU Baby 30 Original Recordings rec. 1966 USA
The Seeds YOU Can't Be Trusted The Seeds 1966 USA
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