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We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005)

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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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Credited cast:
Milo Auckerman ...
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Joe Baiza ...
Himself - Saccharine Trust
Kevin Barrett ...
Himself - Urinals / 100 Flowers
Scott Becker ...
Himself - Option Magazine
Jello Biafra ...
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Richard Bonney ...
Himself
D. Boon ...
Himself (archive footage)
Jack Brewer ...
Himself - Saccharine Trust
Dez Cadena ...
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Joe Carducci ...
Himself - SST Records
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Byron Coley ...
Himself - Archivist
Ed Crawford ...
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Brother Dale ...
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Richard Derrick ...
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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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The Anchor
Written by George Hurley and Mike Watt
Performed by the Minutemen
Published by New Alliance Music (BMI)
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Although I Had Never Heard of The Minutemen, I Found This Documentary Compelling
5 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a sixty something life-long fan of rock (well at least since the mid 1950s), and lived in California and never heard of the Minutemen that I can remember. Maybe I did hear of them but thought they had something to do with Paul Revere. I'm not sure why I rented the DVD but I'm happy I did.

The interviews, the live shows are raw like the music The Minutemen made. I think their lyrics and what they sing about to be inspired. They aren't afraid to speak the truth (whatever that is!) and do it in an unique and insistent fashion. In the interview of the three band mates they come across as grounded, thoughtful, humble, and connected to one another. D. Boone, Mike Watt, George Hurley rock. I wish I'd have seen them live.


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