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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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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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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

D.'s Car Jam/Anxious Mo-fo
Written by D. Boon and Mike Watt
Performed by the Minutemen
Published by New Alliance Music (BMI)
Administered by Bug
Courtesy of SST Records
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16 June 2006 | by (around) – See all my reviews

Excellent doc for minutemen fans and anyone, I suppose, who appreciates inventive, challenging music delivered with skill and intensity by three very talented yet humble dudes. Tim Irwin, with the aesthetic of his subject in mind, keeps things rolling at a brisk pace, offering a lot of information in a short period of time through a combination of archival show and interview footage of the band, and fresh interviews with their friends and contemporaries. The dominant thread running throughout the film, however, is Mike Watt's tour of San Pedro accompanied by his history of both the band and his friendship with D. Boon. In the words (probably) of Richard Roeper, "a genuine film about genuine people, Roger?"


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