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Minutemen: Live At The Foolkiller in KC, MO 07-10-84

December 18th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

As a lot of folks seem to enjoy pointing out these days, 1984 was a really amazing year for music. If you lived through it you know that while mainstream America was mostly focused on the likes of Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson & Bruce Springsteen, the outpouring of great stuff via the whole punk rock/underground/whateveryouwannacallit had really hit some kind of fever pitch.

Justifiably perennial on any “Hooray for 1984” list is the Minutemen‘s “Double Nickles On The Dime” LP, and though “What Makes A Man Start Fires” was the first Minutemen release I really fell in love with (and remains my favorite), I certainly concur. Somehow my crummy zine had magically worked itself onto the SST promo list around June, and the day when I came home to discover both “Zen Arcade” & “Double Nickles” waiting on my front porch was an amazing one for sure. Needless to say, after hours and hours of cramming the sounds (it arrived only days before this show) I was very, very excited to finally see the real deal. As you’ll hear they didn’t disappoint.

Despite the sweltering July weather the Foolkiller was packed extra tight with fans, and for my money it was the perfect sized club to catch them in. Subsequent Minutemen shows that I was able to see were at increasingly large venues & the band-to-audience energy understandably lost a lot of punch, but man what a unique & cool bunch of guys. Sure wish they’d been able to stick around longer. Sure wish I’d taken pictures. Sure wish I still had that double sided 1984 tour t-shirt featuring Uncle Sam’s exposed cock.

Flyer
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Flyer
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Minutemen: Live At The Foolkiller in KC, MO July 10, 1984 (192 kbps)
01 Toadies (1:36)
02 Retreat (1:49)
03 Anxious Mo-Fo (1:13)
04 Maybe Partying Will Help (1:47)
05 Joe McCarthy’s Ghost (0:53)
06 The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts (1:21)
07 Please Don’t Be Gentle With Me (0:45)
08 God Bows To Math (1:19)
09 Viet Nam (1:32)
10 Love Dance (4:14)
11 Mutiny In Jonestown (1:10)
12 Fake Contest (1:00)
13 The Only Minority (0:56)
14 The Tin Roof (1:39)
15 Mr. Robot’s Holy Orders (2:19)
16 No Exchange (1:36)
17 Static (0:44)
18 Search (0:53)
19 The Punch Line (0:39)
20 Definitions (1:09)
21 Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (Van Halen) (0:39)
22 The Anchor (2:41)
23 Cut (2:04)
24 There Ain’t Shit On T.V. Tonight (1:29)
25 Don’t Look Now (1:50)
26 Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want the Truth? (1:47)
27 Nothing Indeed (1:19)
28 Self-Referenced (1:08)
29 Dream Told By Moto (1:33)
30 The Product (2:34)
31 Corona (Incomplete) (1:27)
32 Plight (Incomplete) (0:58)
33 I Felt Like A Gringo (1:49)
34 Jesus And Tequila (2:52)
35 Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs (2:05)


By the way, a pretty good recording of their (even longer) set from the next night in Columbia MO at the Blue Note is out there too, here’s the flyer:

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and the link to the audio:

http://www.archive.org/details/minutemen1984-05-12.flacf

  1. Andre, no giant
    December 18th, 2008 at 15:46 | #1

    A grand exposition of the punk rock, the show was! Thank you Jason for making the memory of this extravaganza a tangible, repeatable experience!

    Just to make this all about me, I was hanging around with Watt and Boon before the show and they asked me if I knew any girls with “biker tits,” because they’d received some anonymous fan mail from KCMO promising them the same if they ever came to town. I knew a few likely candidates, but I decided to let their own eyes be their guide.

  2. March 3rd, 2009 at 23:59 | #2

    lol wht the hell are biker tits?!?

  3. March 4th, 2009 at 00:01 | #3

    (this recording is great, btw, in spite of what seem to be a couple technical glitches.)

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