Minutemen Paranoid Time EP on 10" Vinyl
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.
Minutemen's Paranoid Time EP (1980) is the band's debut release and the second ever release on Greg Ginn's SST Records. The band was offered the opportunity to record for the label after opening for Black Flag in San Pedro. Recorded at Media Art Studio in Hermosa Beach, the 7-song set clocks in at just under seven minutes and features indispensable cuts like "Joe McCarthy's Ghost" and "Paranoid Chant."
Minutemen Paranoid Time Track Listing:
2. The Maze
4. Sickles And Hammers
6. Joe McCarthy's Ghost
7. Paranoid Chant