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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Track of the Moment-Corona by The Minutemen

Lets get past this right away, yes, it’s the goddamn theme to Jackass. With that out of the way, Double Nickels on the Dime is the Minutemen’s opus, and containing about forty four tracks it is over eighty minutes. That’s right, The Minutemen made a forty four song album that contains not a single song over three minutes. And while every one is damn good, the obvious standout is Corona. With its south of the border flair and its punk rock outlook the song did something that no punk band would dare due, stray away from the traditional hardcore punk scene. Back in the day punk cred was like gold on the music scene. Incorporating genres like country and writing lyrics that were actually meant to be heard and understood was sacrilege, so image how good Double Nickels on the Dime must be to overcome that stigma.

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