• minutemen Project: Mersh (mini-LP, £16.95)

    label: sst

    This 1985 E.P. was the band's penultimate release before the death of singer/guitarist D. Boon put a premature end to this unique and influential trio. The term "mersh", meaning commercial, was a tongue-in-cheek reference to the band's decidedly uncommercial stance in terms of their sound, lyrics, and attitude. The first two cuts, 'The Cheerleaders' and 'King Of The Hill' certainly rank among the Minutemen's finest work.

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