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Minutemen - The Punch Line album download

Minutemen - The Punch Line album download
Alternative Rock, Punk
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    1261 megabytes
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    1359 megabytes
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Complete your Minutemen collection. The labels are reversed on my copy. Also, the run off groove ends on the label paper.

The discography for the Minutemen, an American punk rock band, includes four studio albums, eight extended plays, one live album and seven compilations. Formed in 1980 by guitarist D. Boon and bassist Mike Watt, the Minutemen signed to the Californian independent record label SST Records at their second concert.

The Minutemen's The Punch Line is a solid debut album, and I think that things only got better from here, which could be a con for this album because when compared to later albums, it seems less. The chemistry between the band members is excellent and they show a nice blend between various musical styles and tempos.

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The Punch Line is the first 12-inch studio album and third record release by influential American punk rock band Minutemen, and the fourth-ever release from SST Records. After their previous release, Paranoid Time, sold out its 300-copy pressing, Greg Ginn invited the band to record another album. Less than half the length of most LPs, the total playing time for all 18 songs is a mere 15 minutes. The album was an early milestone release for the band and SST.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Search 0:51
A2 Tension 1:18
A3 Games 1:01
A4 Boiling 0:56
A5 Disguises 0:45
A6 The Struggle 0:40
A7 Monuments 0:48
A8 Ruins
Vocals [In The Middle] – George Hurley
A9 Issued 0:38
B1 The Punch Line 0:40
B2 Song For El Salvador 0:31
B3 History Lesson 0:37
B4 Fanatics 0:30
B5 No Parade 0:50
B6 Straight Jacket 0:58
B7 Gravity 0:55
B8 Warfare 0:54
B9 Static 0:50

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – New Alliance Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – SST Records
  • Recorded At – Media Art Studio


  • Artwork [Back Cover] – George Hurley
  • Artwork [Cover Art] – D. Boon
  • Artwork [Insert] – Martyn Lyon*
  • Bass, Vocals – Mike Watt
  • Drums – George Hurley
  • Producer, Engineer – Spot
  • Vocals, Guitar – D. Boon


Original pressing with songs grouped into 7 bands across the 2-sides (4 on side A, 3 on B). Cover is a heavyweight pasteboard/tip-on style (cardboard colored inside, not white inside.) Labels shows a wide band marking, not a small one like later. No barcode.

©1981 new alliance music
℗1981 sst records
made in usa

Includes Insert: "Fundamentals Of Design"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, etched): SST 004A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, etched): SST 004B SEND IN THE CLOWNS!
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SST CD 004 Minutemen The Punch Line ‎(CD, Album, RE) SST Records SST CD 004 US 1992
SST-004 Minutemen The Punch Line ‎(12", Album, RE, RM) SST Records SST-004 US Unknown
SST 004 Minutemen The Punch Line ‎(12", Album, RE, RM) SST Records SST 004 US 1989
SST-004, SST 004 Minutemen The Punch Line ‎(12", Album, RE, RP) SST Records, SST Records SST-004, SST 004 US Unknown
SST-004 Minutemen The Punch Line ‎(12", Album, RP) SST Records SST-004 US Unknown

Awesome record... This is one of my top records. The fusion of funk, jazz, punk and anger is one of the best combinations that exists. Hints to enjoy this record, try to get into the abrasive but enjoyable music, and have a lyric sheet handy because you will need it to fully understand these songs.