Editors’ Notes Double Nickels on the Dime serves as an affirmation of punk rock liberty from a band that believed in it more than any other. Spread over two records and a staggering 44 songs, the album’s girth spoofed the seventies excesses of Peter Frampton and Yes, yet it was also a verification of the band’s creative stamina. There was no reason for these blue collar “corndogs” to think they could indulge in the rock god fantasies of Frampton or Kiss, yet the Minutemen lit every inch of their double-wide opus with off-kilter imagination. For a band that thrived by attempting the unexpected, Double Nickels continued to thwart anyone’s ability to categorize the Minutemen. Anxious outbursts fall next to free-form guitar noodling, and as soon as you think you have the band’s agitprop agenda pinned down, they will completely disarm you with gentle, forlorn strumming on “Cohesion” and “History Lesson Part 2.” With its outlandish plays on political sloganeering, Double Nickels indulged the group’s love for leftist rabble-rousing, yet they spurned self-righteousness. They embraced their roots as working class everymen from the port town of San Pedro, California, and their emotions — confusion, frustration, nostalgia, humorousness — feel genuine. No band believed in sincerity as much as the Minutemen, and it is the undercurrent of earnestness that makes Double Nickels a heroic work.

SONG
D.'s Car Jam / Anxious Mo-Fo
1
1:20
 
Theatre Is the Life of You
2
1:30
 
Viet Nam
3
1:29
 
Cohesion
4
1:56
 
It's Expected I'm Gone
5
2:05
 
#1 Hit Song
6
1:49
 
Two Beads At the End
7
1:53
 
Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth
8
1:50
 
Don't Look Now
9
1:47
 
Shit from an Old Notebook
10
1:36
 
Nature Without Man
11
1:46
 
One Reporters Opinion
12
1:51
 
Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing
13
1:31
 
Maybe Partying Will Help
14
1:56
 
Toadies
15
1:38
 
Retreat
16
2:00
 
The Big Foist
17
1:30
 
God Bows to Math
18
1:16
 
Corona
19
2:25
 
The Glory of Man
20
2:57
 
Take 5, D.
21
1:39
 
My Heart and the Real World
22
1:06
 
History Lesson Part 2
23
2:12
 
You Need the Glory
24
2:03
 
The Roar of the Masses Could Be Farts
25
1:21
 
West Germany
26
1:49
 
The Politics of Time
27
1:12
 
Themselves
28
1:18
 
Please Don't Be Gentle With Me
29
0:47
 
Nothing Indeed
30
1:22
 
No Exchange
31
1:51
 
There Ain't Shit On T.V. Tonight
32
1:34
 
This Ain't No Picnic
33
1:57
 
Spillage
34
1:53
 
Untitled Song for Latin America
35
2:03
 
Jesus and Tequila
36
2:53
 
June 16th
37
1:49
 
Storm In My House
38
1:59
 
Martin's Story
39
0:52
 
Dr. Wu
40
1:45
 
The World According to Nouns
41
2:07
 
Love Dance
42
2:02
 
Three Car Jam
43
0:38
 

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