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

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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Cast

Credited cast:
Milo Auckerman ...
Himself
Joe Baiza ...
Himself - Saccharine Trust
Kevin Barrett ...
Himself - Urinals / 100 Flowers
Scott Becker ...
Himself - Option Magazine
Jello Biafra ...
Himself
Richard Bonney ...
Himself
D. Boon ...
Himself (archive footage)
Jack Brewer ...
Himself - Saccharine Trust
Dez Cadena ...
Himself
Joe Carducci ...
Himself - SST Records
...
Himself - Guitarist
Byron Coley ...
Himself - Archivist
Ed Crawford ...
Himself - Firehose
Brother Dale ...
Himself
Richard Derrick ...
Himself - Musician / Former Roommate
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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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Ack Ack Ack Ack
Written by Kathy Talley, John Talley-Jones and Kjehl Johansen
Performed by the Minutemen
Published by Insane Artists Music (BMI)
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Great band, great movie!
27 February 2005 | by (San Pedro, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this picture at its world premiere in San Pedro at the historic Warner Grand Theatre on Feb. 25. The place was packed with Minutemen fans, (1500 seats, and it sold out!) and everyone was waiting to see if the filmmakers had done the band justice. We had nothing to worry about, because this is an awesome documentary! The selection of interviewees, the great archival performance and band interview footage, and editing which contributed to a coherent chronological storyline all came together to make this a definitely superior doc! If you don't know that the Minutemen were one of the greatest bands ever, you should see this film and be converted!


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