3.30.2017

MINOR THREAT


































"Idem"
Year:  1981
Country:  US
City:  Washington
Label:  Dischord
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  23
Time:  40 min.
Lyrical themes:  straight edge
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore         Punk





















Formed in 1980 and discontinued in 1983, Minor Threat is considered one of the most influential hardcore punk bands ever. They released one full-length and three EPs. After breaking up, frontman Ian MacKaye resurfaced in Fugazi. Originally released in 1981 as two 7" Ep's the first album of Minor Threat is a true classic in the punk-rock history.  Formed in 1980 and discontinued in 1983, Minor Threat is considered one of the most influential american hardcore punk bands of the early 80s. They released one full-length and three EPs. After breaking up, frontman Ian MacKaye resurfaced in Fugazi in 1983 and continued his work with the prestigious label "Dischord Records". Minor Threat and few bands more (Bad Brains, Teen Idles, SOA or Government Issue) were part of a small wave of new kids and bands in washington DC, many of whom were not into drugs and alcohol. Some of the bands made mention of this in their lyrics, and Minor Threat’s song "Straight Edge" coined the phrase that is now used to describe a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle. Ian MacKaye considers straight edge to be just his personal ideology and doesn't even like the straight edge movement or judge non-straight edge people. But few years after straight edge became as a movement and 80´s later appeared an extreme group called "hard-line" which its members were vegans and radically intolerants with other kind of way of life. Frankly strictly musical Minor Threat is not an exceptional band in aspect, its style is very simple and almost amateur. A kind of play punk-rock faster with melodical voice, but even in Washingtong there was a band very more interesting at all: Bad Brains. In another coast of atlanthic were the second punk wave with bands really innovate like Discharge or The Exploited. The most important element in Minor Threat was not the music but the new ideas and new way of life in the rock´n´roll culture since its born in 1957.
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