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Formed:
1980 in Washington D.C.

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'80s






Minor Threat

Biography

Minor Threat was the definitive Washington, D.C., hardcore punk band, setting the style for the straight-edge punk movement of the early '80s. Led by vocalist Ian MacKaye, the band was staunchly independent and fiercely sober. Through their songs, the group rejected drugs and alcohol, espoused anti-establishment politics, and led a call for self-awareness. Every song was fast, sharp, and lethal, often clocking in at just around a minute. Their speed and fury often hid their fairly catchy melodies, but the band's main function was to vent rage. Over the course of three years, Minor Threat released two EPs, one album, and several singles, all of which were quite popular in the American punk underground. Their records and concerts helped spawn straight-edge, an American punk lifestyle based on the group's intense, clean-living ideology. Following the disbandment of Minor Threat, MacKaye formed Fugazi, who became one of the more popular American indie rock bands of the late '80s and '90s.

Top Albums

First Two Seven Inches, Minor Threat
1. First Two Se..
Salad Days - Single, Minor Threat
2. Salad Days -..
First 2 7"s, Minor Threat
3. First 2 7&qu..
Out of Step, Minor Threat
4. Out of Step
First Demo Tape, Minor Threat
5. First Demo T..
Salad Days - Single, Minor Threat
6. Salad Days -..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
StumpedSalad Days - Single1:53Album Only
2.
Asshole DubTwenty Years of Dischord (R..3:33$0.99
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UnderstandTwenty Years of Dischord (R..1:54$0.99
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Straight Edge (Live)Twenty Years of Dischord (R..1:09$0.99
5.
FillerAmerican Hardcore (The Hist..1:31$0.99
6.
I Don't Want to Hear It (Alterna..First Demo Tape1:27$0.99
7.
Guilty of Being White (Alternate Ver..First Demo Tape1:18$0.99
8.
Straight Edge (Alternate Version)First Demo Tape0:48$0.99
9.
Small Man, Big Mouth (Alternate Vers..First Demo Tape0:59$0.99
10.
Bottled Violence (Alternate Version)First Demo Tape0:56$0.99
11.
Seeing Red (Alternate Version)First Demo Tape1:02$0.99
12.
Stand Up (Alternate Version)First Demo Tape0:49$0.99
13.
Minor Threat (Alternate Version)First Demo Tape1:36$0.99
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Salad DaysSalad Days - Single2:46$0.99
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StumpedSalad Days - Single1:53$0.99
16.
Guilty of Being WhiteFirst 2 7"s1:17$0.99
17.
Out of Step (with the World)First 2 7"s1:15$0.99
18.
In My EyesFirst 2 7"s2:49$0.99
19.
Stand UpFirst 2 7"s0:52$0.99
20.
Minor ThreatFirst 2 7"s1:29$0.99
21.
Bottled ViolenceFirst 2 7"s0:54$0.99
22.
Screaming At a WallFirst 2 7"s1:32$0.99
23.
Small Man, Big MouthFirst 2 7"s0:55$0.99
24.
Straight EdgeFirst 2 7"s0:45$0.99
25.
Seeing RedFirst 2 7"s1:03$0.99

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