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A feature-length documentary chronicling early 80's punk rock band the Minutemen, from their beginnings in San Pedro, California, to their demise after the death of singer D. Boon in 1985.

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The Minutemen were a rock band from San Pedro, California. Through interviews with members Mike Watt (bass) and George Hurley (drums), the band's story is revealed. Commentary from other performers such as Flea, Greg Ginn, and Henry Rollins illuminates the band's place in the Southern California music scene and their contribution to music. Concert footage and old interview footage show Watt, Hurley, and departed singer/guitarist D. Boon, who died in an automobile accident in 1985. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Written by George Hurley and Mike Watt
Performed by the Minutemen
Published by New Alliance Music (BMI)
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I was at the premiere too, and was surprised at how undated the music was. I saw the Minutemen a number of times (best was on the boat in San Pedro harbor, with the Meat Puppets) and this film captures their essence surprisingly well. D. Boone, where are you when we need you! I'm here on the Internet trying to find a place to buy a copy of this excellent film. The music is aggressive and lively and always interesting. The film mainly consists of interviews about the Minutemen coupled with amazing live performances; my friend Andrea Enthal pointed out that they got such excellent renditions of Minutemen songs by combining many live performances to get excellent delivery and sound quality of almost every line. The spirit of the Minutemen lives on.


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