minuteflag

SST 050. One normal song and three instrumental jams recorded in 1985 by various members of Black Flag and Minutemen. The normal song ‘Pass The Water’ is very good. It has a nice Calypso feel to it and fills the room with loveliness and sunshine whenever it is played. The rest of the record is nice enough but nothing surprising, a fairly mellow jam that sounds more like the Minutemen than Black Flag.

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Minuteflag - S/T EP (Black Flag/Minutemen collaberation)

At this point, The SST catalog seems to only have two types of records, “classics” (Black Flag, Husker Du, Minutemen, Descendents, Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, etc…) and stuff that no one seems to have heard of (Lawndale, Leaving Trains, Tom Troccelli’s Dog, Fatso Jetson etc…). For some reason the Minuteflag EP seems to be to be largely forgotten, or possibly just ignored.

This four song EP was recorded in 1985 by all members of the Minutemen and Black Flag. It’s mostly instrumental, with the exception of the first track which has D. Boon on lead vocals and Rollins signing back up.

It sounds like a really wild version of Process of Weeding Out. It’s not as heavy, but it is way stranger. It does sound a little more like the Minutemen then Black Flag, but the presence of both bands is obvious.

A couple interesting points about this release: It was recorded in ‘85, but the bands agreed not to release it until one of the two bands had broken up. D. Boon died in a car wreck about 6 months after it was recorded, ending the Minutemen, and Black Flag broke up about a year later. Also, this is one of the few SST releases that they have allowed to go out of print, although I’m not sure why.

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?f78hmdaf4zffrgh

On this day in 1954: Greg Ginn was born in Tuscon, AZ.

Today’s soundtrack: Black Flag, Minuteflag, and Gone

Today’s screening: THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

Today’s quote: “People from major labels were afraid to go to Black Flag gigs throughout most of the band’s existence. They treated our gigs as something threatening. I’m sure that it probably was. They probably had reasons to be scared.”

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/8a2nrua

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Minuteflag was an experimental jam band collaboration between members of the American punk bands Minutemen and Black Flag. Their only release, an EP, consists almost entirely of instrumentals with the exception of “Fetch The Water” which features D. Boonon lead vocals.

It took place in March 1985, while Black Flag was in the process of writing and recording Loose Nut at Total Access Studio inRedondo BeachCA; the Minutemen had just completed their Project Mersh 12” EP at the same studio the month before. The members involved initially agreed that the material recorded during the Minuteflag sessions would not be released until at least one of the bands had disbanded. A 12” EP on SST Records as SST 050 came out over a year afterward, by which time Minutemen had disbanded after the car crash death of guitarist/vocalist D. Boon; Black Flag themselves would split up later in 1986.

 Day: 007

Shirt: MinuteFlag - “MinuteFlag”

Color:  Classic White

Brand: American Apparel

Source:  Yeah i Made this shirt.  fuck it.  like the adage goes, you want something done, do it yourself.  So i did, i think i made about 5 of these and just gave them to my friends.  i was over at my friends Steve’s house one day listening to this EP he reminded me of, such magic i think that these two bands collaborated and made such a cool sounding EP.  Seemed to me no marketing here, just really pure organic music made by friends, well done.  So this was my way of showing tribute to a really cool understated EP that no one ever listens to, enjoy.  and yes, ther ewill be more tribute T’s.  cause they ain’t going to make themselves.

thanks Steve for the reminder and the Artwork!  now go listen to some Minutemen and Black Flag.

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Minuteflag was an experimental jam band collaboration between members of the American punk bands Minutemen and Black Flag. Their only release, an EP, consists almost entirely of instrumentals with the exception of “Fetch The Water” which features D. Boonon lead vocals.

It took place in March 1985, while Black Flag was in the process of writing and recording Loose Nut at Total Access Studio inRedondo BeachCA; the Minutemen had just completed their Project Mersh 12" EP at the same studio the month before. The members involved initially agreed that the material recorded during the Minuteflag sessions would not be released until at least one of the bands had disbanded. A 12" EP on SST Records as SST 050 came out over a year afterward, by which time Minutemen had disbanded after the car crash death of guitarist/vocalist D. Boon; Black Flag themselves would split up later in 1986.