'''Minor Threat''' were an American hardcore punk band from UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. Though they only released one album and three [=EPs=], they were one of the most influential punk rock bands of TheEighties, spearheading the UsefulNotes/StraightEdge movement with one 46-second song ("Straight Edge"). They are also one of the innovators of hardcore punk, along with Music/BadBrains and Music/BlackFlag. The majority of Minor Threat's songs are very fast, brief and angry, such as "Out of Step With the World" and "I Don't Wanna Hear It."

As usual, you can find the basics about their career at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_Threat The Other Wiki]].

!''I'm a troper just like you'':
* CoverVersion: "Sometimes Good Guys (Don't Wear White)" (originally by GarageRock band The Standells), "12XU" (originally by Music/{{Wire}}), and "(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone" (originally by Music/PaulRevereAndTheRaiders; Music/TheMonkees' version was also popular).
* GenrePopularizer: HardcorePunk and UsefulNotes/StraightEdge.
* HardcorePunk: Perhaps one of the defining examples.
* IWantSong: Inverted with "I Don't Wanna Hear It." He does ''not'' want to hear it.
* MinisculeRocking: Few of their songs pass the two-minute mark. Their ''Complete Discography'', composed of almost all their songs, runs at a length of 47:10 - roughly the average length of an ordinary album.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Mostly a solid 7-8. Some of their later songs drop down a 6, though.
* NeverTrustATitle: The ''Complete Discography'' compilation album does not contain their entire discography; it lacks the First Demo Tape EP, the three tracks from the ''20 Years of Dischord'' box set, and the rediscovered track "You Betrayed Me by Growing Up." The title was originally accurate though: When the compilation was released, none of that other material was out yet.
* NostalgiaFilter: "Salad Days"
* ProtestSong: "Straight Edge," "Out of Step," "Guilty of Being White," etc.
* ReligionRantSong: "Filler"
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "I Don't Wanna Hear It"
* UsefulNotes/StraightEdge: The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] and TropeMaker.