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Old 08-23-2004, 01:27 PM   #1
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Band Profile: Minor Threat

Band Members:
Ian MacKaye - vocals
Lyle Preslar - guitar
Brian Baker - bass
Jeff Nelson - drum

Time of Triumph:
Fall 1980 - Fall 1983

Homeland:
Washington DC, USA

Discography:
Minor Threat - 1981
In My Eyes - 1981
Flex Your Head - 1981 *
Out of Step - 1983
First two 7"s on a 12" - 1984
Dischord 1981: The Year in 7"s - 1984 **
Salad Days - 1985
Complete Discography - 1990 *
20 Years of Dischord - 2002 ***
First Demo Tape - 2003
*Remastered for CD 2003
**Released on CD 1995
***Couple Live and Unreleased tracks
Several releases were remixed and put onto CD's at a later date

Other Band Member/Fill In Credits:
Steve Hansgen - Bass
Brian Baker - Guitar

Biography:
Minor Threat formed in November of 1980 in Washington DC. They consisted of four members: Ian MacKaye on vocals, Brian Baker on bass, Lyle Preslar on guitar and Jeff Nelson on drums. These skateboarding kids would soon go on to change the face of music to come. On the album "Out of Step", Steve Hansgen played bass and Brian Baker played guitar. In September 1981, Minor Threat broke up when Lyle decided to go to college.
During this time, Ian and Jeff started a new band called Skewbald/Grand Union, who also kicked ***. This band broke up when Minor Threat reformed in April 1982. Minor Threat broke up for good in 1983. Minor Threat also changed the world with the Straight Edge movement which has affected thousands of kids all over the world. They are also the band that got me into hardcore punk.
Minor Threat is said to be one of the most influential bands of all time leading in the start of hardcore music and unknowingly creating the straight edge scene which satrted form the MT song Straight Edge. After Minor Threat Ian's newer bands led way into the Emo (Emotional Hardcore) scene.

Suggested Songs:
Salad Days
Minor Threat
Staight Edge
Filler
I Don't Wanna Hear It
No Reason

MP3's:
[url=http://www.southern.com/southern/band/MTHRT/sounds/out_of_step.mp2]Out of Step[/url]
[url=http://www.southern.com/southern/band/MTHRT/sounds/no_reason.mp2]No Reason[/url]
[url=http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Show/4911/mt-sd.ZIP]Salad Days (winzip format)
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[url=http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Show/4911/mt-ss.ZIP]Sob Story (winzip format)[/url]

Ex-Minor Threat Projects
Teen Idles
Embrace
Fugazi
Dag Nasty
Bad Religion
Skewbald
Meatmen
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Old 08-23-2004, 01:31 PM   #2
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Your review's been added....
Good review, for definitely one of the most influential bands.
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Old 08-23-2004, 01:33 PM   #3
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Good job reindeer!
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Old 08-23-2004, 01:35 PM   #4
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Good job, I didn't know one of them was in Dag Nasty, awesome band aswell.
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Old 08-23-2004, 01:36 PM   #5
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Yeah Brian Baker is. Last time I heard (which was awhile ago) Brian still played for them.
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Old 08-23-2004, 01:37 PM   #6
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Which reminds me, who was/is in Bad Religion? So sue me if I'm a totally clueless idiot.
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Brian Baker, joined Bad Religion around 96, and since then has started taking part in the writing process of BR's newer albums.
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Old 08-23-2004, 01:37 PM   #8
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Baker was in it.
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Old 08-23-2004, 01:38 PM   #9
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:01 PM   #10
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Embrace is a great band... check em out too

but Isn't it amazing that a band who released less than an hour of music is such an influential one in punk, starting a whole sub-movement?
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:16 PM   #11
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They branched off the Ramones idea (simple guitar work and such), but added meaning to the lyrics (as opposed to Being sedated and punk rockers).
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:16 PM   #12
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nice man. itsnt it crazy that i started these band profiles? i feel special.
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:17 PM   #13
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Haha, you've been here practically the longest aside a few others.
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:22 PM   #14
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heh yup
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:28 PM   #15
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good job, i love this band.
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Old 08-23-2004, 03:39 PM   #16
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I do belive someone else joined up on bass and then brian went to second guitar.
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Old 08-23-2004, 03:52 PM   #17
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Brian Baker - Guitar
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He should change his name to Jedi I can't read
 
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Which member was in Meatmen?
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Old 08-23-2004, 04:14 PM   #21
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I do belive someone else joined up on bass and then brian went to second guitar.
He said that in the profile -
" On the album "Out of Step", Steve Hansgen played bass and Brian Baker played guitar. In September 1981, Minor Threat broke up when Lyle decided to go to college. "
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Old 08-23-2004, 04:31 PM   #22
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i didn't know they started the straight edge movement on accident, cool
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Ian never ment it to turn into what it is today. He used it more of a metaphor to represent what he stood for at the time. To my knowledge he's not even edge.
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i didn't know they started the straight edge movement on accident, cool
No it's very uncool becuase now we have these militant a'ssholes running around kicking the s'hit out of anyone with a cigarette or a beer.
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that does suck...
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Exactly.
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Old 08-23-2004, 05:41 PM   #30
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You ever get a chance to see them? Sorry I don't know how old you are, just that your older than all of us.

Two of my teachers saw them in a basement. Also one of them toured with bands like them Nomeansno and others.
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