History Music / TheMinutemen

22nd May '17 4:21:53 AM bt8257
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** Watt and Hurley were heartbroken after the death of Boon and both planned to never play music again. However, a Minutemen fan from Ohio, [[PromotedFanboy Ed Crawford]] ''drove to California'' to convince Watt and Hurley not to do so. The three soon formed fIREHOSE, a band whose albums sold very well (for albums in the early years of AlternativeRock), scored a big rock radio hit ("Time With You") and even wound up getting signed to a major label before splitting in the early 90's.

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** Watt and Hurley were heartbroken after the death of Boon and both planned to never play music again. However, a Minutemen fan from Ohio, [[PromotedFanboy Ed Crawford]] ''drove to California'' to convince Watt and Hurley not to do so. The three soon formed fIREHOSE, a band whose albums sold very well (for albums in the early years of AlternativeRock), scored a big rock radio hit ("Time With You") and even wound up getting signed to a major label before splitting in the early 90's.'90s.
14th May '17 9:50:23 AM bt8257
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* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: D. Boon pronounces "measure" as "may-sure". Mike Watt admits this is a large part of the reason why he used the word in some of their lyrics.

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: D. Boon pronounces "measure" as "may-sure". Mike Watt admits this is a large part of the reason why he used the word in some of their lyrics.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Everywhere from a 3 to a 6. Some of their faster stuff would be a 7 with a heavier guitar sound.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Everywhere from a 3 to a 6. Some of their faster stuff would be a 7 with a heavier guitar sound.
13th Mar '17 11:38:03 PM thelivingtoad
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** Watt's 1995 debut solo album ''Ball Hog or Tugboat?'' is notable for being the only time that [[Music/PearlJam Eddie Vedder]] and [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave Grohl]] ever played on an album together, and the record received the heaviest promotion of any of Watt's recordings to date. They also both went on tour with Watt to promote the album. The tour's opening act? Grohl's then-brand new band Music/FooFighters performing their first ever live shows.

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** Watt's 1995 debut solo album ''Ball Hog or Tugboat?'' is notable for being the only time that [[Music/PearlJam Eddie Vedder]] and [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave Grohl]] ever played on an album together, and together. As a result, the record album received the heaviest promotion of any of Watt's recordings to date. They also both went on tour with Watt to promote the album. The tour's opening act? Grohl's then-brand new band Music/FooFighters performing their first ever live shows.
13th Mar '17 11:37:27 PM thelivingtoad
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** Watt's 1995 debut solo album ''Ball Hog or Tugboat?'' is notable for being the only time that [[Music/PearlJam Eddie Vedder]] and [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave Grohl]] ever played on an album together, and the record received the heaviest promotion of any of Watt's recordings to date. One of the songs they both play on, "Against the 70s", was even a hit on rock radio. They also both went on tour with Watt to promote the album. The tour's opening act? Grohl's then-brand new band Music/FooFighters performing their first ever live shows.

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** Watt's 1995 debut solo album ''Ball Hog or Tugboat?'' is notable for being the only time that [[Music/PearlJam Eddie Vedder]] and [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave Grohl]] ever played on an album together, and the record received the heaviest promotion of any of Watt's recordings to date. One of the songs they both play on, "Against the 70s", was even a hit on rock radio. They also both went on tour with Watt to promote the album. The tour's opening act? Grohl's then-brand new band Music/FooFighters performing their first ever live shows.
13th Mar '17 11:37:07 PM thelivingtoad
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** Watt's 1995 debut solo album ''Ball Hog or Tugboat?'' is notable for being the only time that [[Music/PearlJam Eddie Vedder]] and [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave Grohl]] ever played on an album together, and the record received heaviest promotion of Watt's career as a result. One of the songs they both play on, "Against the 70s", was even a hit on rock radio. They also both went on tour with Watt to promote the album. The tour's opening act? Grohl's then-brand new band Music/FooFighters performing their first ever live shows.

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** Watt's 1995 debut solo album ''Ball Hog or Tugboat?'' is notable for being the only time that [[Music/PearlJam Eddie Vedder]] and [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave Grohl]] ever played on an album together, and the record received the heaviest promotion of any of Watt's career as a result.recordings to date. One of the songs they both play on, "Against the 70s", was even a hit on rock radio. They also both went on tour with Watt to promote the album. The tour's opening act? Grohl's then-brand new band Music/FooFighters performing their first ever live shows.
13th Mar '17 11:36:25 PM thelivingtoad
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** Watt's 1995 debut solo album is notable for being the only time that [[Music/PearlJam Eddie Vedder]] and [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave Grohl]] ever played on an album together, and the record received heaviest promotion of Watt's career as a result. One of the songs they both play on, "Against the 70s", was even a hit on rock radio. They also both went on tour with Watt to promote the album. The tour's opening act? Grohl's then-brand new band Music/FooFighters performing their first ever live shows.

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** Watt's 1995 debut solo album ''Ball Hog or Tugboat?'' is notable for being the only time that [[Music/PearlJam Eddie Vedder]] and [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave Grohl]] ever played on an album together, and the record received heaviest promotion of Watt's career as a result. One of the songs they both play on, "Against the 70s", was even a hit on rock radio. They also both went on tour with Watt to promote the album. The tour's opening act? Grohl's then-brand new band Music/FooFighters performing their first ever live shows.
13th Mar '17 11:35:56 PM thelivingtoad
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** Watt's 1995 debut solo album is notable for being the only time that [[Music/PearlJam Eddie Vedder]] and [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave Grohl]] ever played on an album together, and the record received heaviest promotion of Watt's career as a result. One of the songs they both play on, "Against the 70s", was even a hit on rock radio. They also both went on tour with Watt to promote the album. The tour's opening act? Grohl's then-brand new band Music/FooFighters performing their first ever live shows.
9th Jan '17 9:33:06 AM 06tele
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Boon and Watt were first learning their instruments, they didn't really understand the concept of "tuning up", considering it a matter of personal taste ('Yeah, I like my strings loose, man') and figured that as long as they sounded okay playing together, then it was fine. On the other hand, this probably helped them develop their ears to a greater degree than bands that relied on electronic tuners.



* MinisculeRocking: Their signature.

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* MinisculeRocking: Their signature.signature style. "Tension", the longest song on ''The Punch Line'', is 1 minute and 18 seconds long. The shortest song on the album is an instrumental called "Song for El Salvador", which is 31 seconds long. As originally released, ''Double Nickels on the Dime'' had ''45'' songs on it.
15th Aug '16 5:23:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* RecordProducer: All their material up until ''Double Nickels'' was recorded by SST Records' in-house producer, Glen "Spot" Lockett. Starting with ''Nickels'' they switched to former BlueCheer keyboardist Ethan James.

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* RecordProducer: All their material up until ''Double Nickels'' was recorded by SST Records' in-house producer, Glen "Spot" Lockett. Starting with ''Nickels'' they switched to former BlueCheer Music/BlueCheer keyboardist Ethan James.
6th May '15 4:50:22 PM FinnNicolas
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* MeaningfulName: Their name comes from the word "minute" - as in, both "the unit of time", and "a small amount of something" as a reference to their music. When they first started out, their average song length was a minute or less, and even when they occasionally moved away from that, their songs still tended to be short.

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* MeaningfulName: Their Contrary to popular belief, The Minutemen were not named for the shortness of their songs. They were instead named after the 18th Century militia group. The name comes from the word "minute" - as in, both "the unit of time", and "a small amount of something" as was also a reference to their music. When they first started out, their average song length to, and a lampooning of, the right-wing reactionary group of the same name that was a minute or less, and even when they occasionally moved away from that, their songs still tended to be short. founded in the 1960s.
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