"Our band could be your life!
—The Minutemen, "History Lesson, Pt. II"
Minutemen were a punk rock band from San Pedro
Active from 1980 to 1985, when their frontman D. Boon died in a van crash
in Arizona. One of the well known bands from the US underground rock scene of the 1980s
. A Power Trio
consisting of guitarist D. Boon, bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley, they started out creating very short, simple punk songs, usually with a political theme. Unusually they incorporated jazz influences as well other other styles that reflected their DIY ethic.
"Double Tropes on the Dime":