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With an uncanny ability to fuse Punk music with almost any style, Minutemen enjoyed a healthy cult following in the early 80’s. Musically tight and always experimenting, the Southern California group became a College radio staple and though commercial success eluded them, the critical response from their 1984 album, Double Nickels on a Dime leaves them a solid legacy in the Underground music world.




The Bullet Points:


Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (San Pedro, CA)


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Double Nickels on a Dime (1984)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Corona (From Double Nickels on a Dime, 1984)

Should Minutemen be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 18.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 27.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 36.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 18.2%
Last modified on Thursday, 09 February 2017 18:07
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0 #1 Darryl Tahirali 2016-06-28 20:43
So talented, so innovative--so economical. Damn that D. Boon had to die in a traffic collision. A couple more albums, even a graduation, like Mike Watt and George Hurley's next band fIREHOSE, to major-label status--you'd have the Minutemen higher up on this list. fIREHOSE was okay but Ed Crawford didn't have a patch on D.

Five faves from Double Nickels:

"Jesus and Tequila"
"Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing"
"The Roar of the Masses Could Be Farts"
"West Germany"

See, that's six . . .

"If we heard mortar shells/We'd cuss more in our songs/And cut down the guitar solos"


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