Minutemen 3-Way Tie For Last on LP
The influential working-man's punk/rock/jazz trio Minutemen was formed in San Pedro, California in 1980 by D. Boon (guitar/vocals), Mike Watt (bass/vocals), and George Hurley (drums). The band went on to release four full-lengths and a series of EPs before D. Boon's death in an automobile accident in 1985. Watt and Hurley would go on to form fIREHOSE.
Issued shorty before D. Boon's death, 1985's 3-Way Tie For Last (SST Records) is the Minutemen's fourth and final full-length release produced with Ethan James and divided into a 6-song A-side entitled Side D and a 10-song B-side entitled Side Mike.
In addition to originals from the band's two primary songwriters, the album also includes several covers of material by Creedence Clearwater Revival ("Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"), Blue Öyster Cult Meat ("The Red and the Black") and Roky Erickson ("Bermuda") among others. The album's cover art features a painting by D. Boon.
Minutemen 3-Way Tie For Last Track Listing:
1. Price of Paradise
3. The Big Stick
4. Political Nightmare
6. Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
7. The Red and the Black
8. Spoken Word Piece
9. No One
11. What Is It?
12. Ack Ack Ack
13. Just Another Soldier
14. Situations at Hand
15. Hittin' the Bong