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  UMass Minuteman Marching Band
The 390 member Minuteman Marching Band, known far and wide as the Power and Class of New England, brings enthusiasm and excitement to each and every performance.
We are also looking forward to our annual performances at the MICCA State Band Finals and the Allentown Collegiate Marching Band Festival, to be held on September 30th.
The audition pieces and practice material, as well as procedure guidelines, are available on the drumline's website, in the Audition Info section.
www.umass.edu /band   (316 words)

  Who Were the Minutemen?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Although the terms militia and minutemen are sometimes used interchangeably today, in the 18th century there was a decided difference between the two.
Minutemen were a small hand-picked elite force which were required to be highly mobile and able to assemble quickly.
Although today Minutemen are thought of as connected to the Revolutionary War in America, their existence was conceived in Massachusetts during the mid-seventeenth century.
www.ushistory.org /brandywine/special/art01.htm   (632 words)

Everybody has a certain band or singer that you grab onto during your teenage years, whose music guides you through the process of growing up and seems to become a part of you for the rest of your life.
The Minutemen's sound was startlingly original, using a deconstructionist, stripped-down "jam econo" approach: no verse-chorus-verse format, no traditional guitar solos, bass and drums sharing the lead role, few rhyming lyrics, a whole lot of honest anger and passion tempered by a sense of humor, and their famously brief and succinct songs.
The Minutemen were one of the first bands signed to SST Records, a revered independent music label founded by members of Black Flag.
www.lardbiscuit.com /lard/minutemen.html   (1036 words)

 Minutemen - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Like their fellow American indie bands, the trio was poised to break into the world of major labels in 1986, and they would have if it wasn't for the tragic death of guitarist/vocalist D.
After Hurley joined the band, the Minutemen recorded Paranoid Time, their first EP; the record was released on SST Records in 1981.
From the start, the band was eclectic and political, but they didn't find their voice until their first full-length album, 1981's The Punch Line.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/music/artist/bio/0,,468761,00.html   (908 words)

 UMass bands together to beat William & Mary - The Boston Globe
The Minutemen surrendered just a 35-yard TD pass from Mike Potts to Joe Nicholas late in the third quarter.
That wasn't a problem as the Minutemen swarmed on defense and produced four consecutive scoring drives with robotic consistency.
The bands then yielded, but the Minutemen refused to, adding a 29-yard TD pass to J.J. Moore (five catches, 118 yards), a 2-yard Nelson TD run, and a pair of Chris Koepplin field goals.
www.boston.com /sports/articles/2006/10/08/minutemen_band_together   (593 words)

 Minutemen - Satan Stole My Teddybear
While some listeners certainly will despise the band for never taking an idea and exploring it further than the minute or so provided in the song, this unique approach to music set many imaginations on fire and inspired many musicians to also appoach their music in new ways.
The Minutemen's reaction, in order to ensure their originality, was to play non-distorted clean guitars as compared to the heavily distorted Flag.
The band was obviously unafraid of disregarding song structure moreso than they had even on their previous releases as well as throwing in horns and improvised guitar parts.
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 Minutemen - The Punch Line Review - sputnikmusic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The band name sort of has a double meaning, first being the military term of the minutemen and the secondly being that they mostly wrote songs that were just under a minute long (with their later material, they would expand their time more).
The Minutemen's The Punch Line is a solid debut album, and I think that things only got better from here, which could be a con for this album because when compared to later albums, it seems less.
The Minutemen would continue to release albums following this one, but the band's career would be cut short due to the very tragic automobile accident that claimed D Boon's life in 1985.
www.musicianforums.com /sputnik/review_6414   (1286 words)

 In Music We Trust - DVD: We Jam Econo: THE STORY OF THE MINUTEMEN
I'd never heard anything like it, and although the Minutemen had been labeled as punk rock, their music was nothing like the hardcore/punk music which had become part of my life at the time.
The documentary is framed and interspersed with clips from a 1985 interview of the band, months before their final tour with REM, a moment captured in music history where one band is about to rise to fame while another is entering its final phase.
There is an even-handedness between discussing the dynamics of the Minutemen's music and the band itself, and also a reverence for the topic that avoids the documentarian's trap of a narrator telling the viewer how to feel.
www.inmusicwetrust.com /articles/70d06.html   (1044 words)

 KFTH - The Minutemen Page
PHOTO: GLEN E. The Minutemen were a power trio from San Pedro, California who generated more than ten records in their five years as a recording band.
The Minutemen were one of the most prolific punk bands of all time, releasing amazing records every year and contributing tracks to an endless stream of compilation tapes and albums.
This was a band that continued to tour even when Watt was suffering from chronic diarreah.
homepages.nyu.edu /~cch223/usa/minutemen_main.html   (1074 words)

 an interview with the MINUTEMEN - October 23rd, 1985
MINUTEMEN are crack musicians, pulsating funky bass lines and jarring guitar chords surging forth, ricocheting off the senses, danceable, yet providing strong food for thought.
MINUTEMEN ‘s Rat gig, their set was preceded bythe ingenious satire of Brother Awest and the World Salivation Ministry.
As the Brother points out, "No one has a sense of humor anymore." Combining this spectacle with the brash, direct onslaught of the MINUTEMEN made it an evening of co-conspiracy not to be soon forgotten.
sidemouse.com /minutemen.htm   (843 words)

The recordings that the Minutemen left behind, however, serve as a testament to the subtle and not-so-subtle power of true punk rock innovators, as well as present some of the more colorful philosophical and comical stances in rock history.
Instead, the Minutemen's songs were concise (often under a minute) bits of punk, pop, funk or folk with lyrics that, more often than not, consisted of bits of impressionistic poetry.
The Minutemen were one of the best "underground" bands of the 1980s and I strongly urge you check them out.
www.angelfire.com /ny/lowbrow/minutemen.html   (234 words)

 KFTH - Minutemen interview from Flipside #48
The bands that performed were: The Minutemen, Hüsker Dü, Meat Puppets, Saccharine Trust and SWA.
Jon: When I saw the Minutemen at the Palladium I got the strong impression that most of the kids weren't keying into you at all.
Since so many bands have gone hard rock we thought it would be funny if the Minutemen went hard rock.
homepages.nyu.edu /~cch223/usa/info/minutemen_FSinter.html   (3305 words)

 Minutemen (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They were influenced among such bands as Wire, The Pop Group, and The Urinals, and nearly all of their early songs had Even later when the Minutemen's music became slightly more conventional, their songs rarely passed the three-minute mark.
Though somewhat influenced by the speed, brevity and intensity of hardcore punk, the Minutemen are generally not classified in the genre.
Their covers were done out of appreciation for those bands' work rather than to be ironic, thereby diverging dramatically from hardcore punk orthodoxy of the 1980s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Minutemen_(band)   (2071 words)

 The USMA band
In 1817 the ensemble was named the West Point Band, and by this time was performing on a full range of instruments, which included two bassoons, two Royal Kent bugles, a tenor bugle, ten clarinets, three French horns, a serpent (an early bass horn), cymbals, a bass drum, eight flutes,and two trumpets.
Today's band consists of four components: the Concert Band, the Hellcats (the drum and bugle field music unit), the Jazz Knights, and the support staff.
Additionally, the band fulfills all of the official musical requirements ofthe academy, including military and patriotic ceremonies, public concerts,sporting events, and radio and television broadcasts, as well as social activities for the Corps of Cadets and the West Point community.
www.west-point.org /family/bicent/band.html   (439 words)

 Amazon.com: Double Nickels on the Dime: Music: Minutemen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Minutemen really were not like any other band, so it's hard to compare them to anyone.
This album is generally, and rightfully, considered the band's masterpiece - this is their best synthesis of funk, punk, noise, folk, rock, and whatever else crossed their fertile minds during the feverish recording of this 46-song double (vinyl anyway) album.
Minutemen are comprised of ideas, and not just power chords (though, they do those damn well too!).
www.amazon.com /Double-Nickels-Dime-Minutemen/dp/B000000LZV   (2267 words)

 minutemen bio
Wildy eclectic and politically revolutionary, the Minutemen never stayed in one place too long — they moved from punk to free jazz to funk to folk at a blinding speed.
Like their fellow American indie bands, the trio was poised to break into the world of major labels in 1986, and they would have if it wasn't for the tragic death of guitarist/vocalist D. Boon in December of 1985.
By the end of 1983, the Minutemen had become one of the most popular bands in the American underground, a status they only built upon during 1984.
members.tripod.com /maddogx_78/variety.htm   (833 words)

 Minutemen Album Reviews
As the most punk rock 'n roll band in the world, or possibly the most un-punk punk rock band, the Minutemen once again defies stereotype.
It's clear that the band's roots are planted in late-70s, early-80s punk rock, but that doesn't stop the band from stretching out on this release.
In fact, the Minutemen's musical presentation was quite unique, almost refined, for a punk band -- and a far cry from accepted hardcore norms.
www.angelfire.com /ny/lowbrow/minutemen2.html   (1610 words)

 TrouserPress.com :: Minutemen
Although the Minutemen refused to write verses and choruses, based on their belief that rock'n'roll as we know it is a lethargic dinosaur, each of their songs is a satisfying composition.
The band loosens up with more funk, off-kilter rhythms and enigmatic twists in which songs seem to fall apart but don't quite.
On this album, the Minutemen show their instrumental depth, shifting effortlessly from one fragmentary clash of styles to another.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=minutemen   (1078 words)

 American Experience | Patriots Day | People & Events | PBS
Most were over thirty years of age, and twenty were veterans of the French and Indian wars, where they learned the guerrilla tactics that would come into play defending their town.
Although others were more experienced in military combat and had held higher ranks in earlier wars, Parker was democratically chosen to lead the company, perhaps for his calm demeanor and sound judgment.
Instead, the Training Band was more of a democratic assembly in which the captain freely asked the advice of older veterans, and everyone stood by the captain's decisions once they were made.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/patriotsday/peopleevents/p_minutemen.html   (625 words)

 The Minutemen biography @ Tartareandesire.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Minutemen were a short-lived punk band which existed between 1980 and 1985.
The band consists of D. Boon (guitar, vocals), Mike Watt (bass) and George Hurley (drums).
The band broke up in due to the death of D. Boon being killed in a van accident in Tucson, Arizona on December 22, 1985.
www.tartareandesire.com /bands/minutemen.html   (100 words)

 Beefeater (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beefeater were a D.C. punk rock band formed in Autumn 1984 by Tomas Squip, Fred Smith, Dug E. Bird, and Bruce Taylor.
The band released two albums on Dischord Records and a six song EP on Olive Tree Records.
While Beefeater's songs had all the angry energy of their hardcore labelmates the energy was channelled as much through funk and jazz as rock and roll.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beefeater_(band)   (290 words)

 Discography: Minutemen / fIREHOSE / Watt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
We Jam Econo — The Story of the Minutemen, a feature length documentary, premiered on February 25, 2005, at the Warner Grand in San Pedro.
Volvo used the Minutemen song “Love Dance” (from Double Nickels on the Dime) in a 30 second TV commercial for the Volvo S40.
Ed “fROMOHIO” Crawford is in the band Grand National based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with Laura King on drums and Jenni Snider on bass.
idiot-dog.com /music/minutemen   (1093 words)

 Plexifilm -- New DVD Releases
WE JAM ECONO - THE STORY OF THE MINUTEMEN is the acclaimed feature-length documentary on the too-brief life of one of the most revered, intriguing, and inspired American bands ever.
Childhood friends, their unbridled creativity and political views were the foundation of this groundbreaking band which refused to be categorized as Punk.
New interviews with over 50 musicians, artists, journalists, and friends help tell the Minutemen story, from their humble beginnings in the harbor town of San Pedro, California, to the tragic 1985 death of D. Boon in a highway accident in the Arizona desert.
www.plexifilm.com /econo.html   (358 words)

 Rolling Stone : Blink Drummer Plans New Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
He is clearer, however, on the direction of this band.
I loved bands like that who are a little bit experimental.
The Minutemen played funk and they played fusion and they played punk and country, so [this band] would be a fun experimental project.
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/5933013/blink_drummer_plans_new_band   (347 words)

 USMA Band Heritage
U.S. The United States Military Academy Band, the U.S. Army’s oldest active band and the oldest unit at West Point, traces its roots to the Revolutionary War.
In 1817 the ensemble was named the “West Point Band,” and by this time was performing on a full range of instruments, which included two bassoons, two Royal Kent bugles, a tenor bugle, ten clarinets, three French horns, a serpent (an early bass horn), cymbals, a bass drum, eight flutes, and two trumpets.
The unit fulfills all of the official musical requirements of the academy, including military and patriotic ceremonies, public concerts, sporting events and radio and television broadcasts, as well as social activities for the Corps of Cadets and the West Point community.
www.usma.edu /Band/heritage.htm   (588 words)

 Arizona Wildcats Men's Competitor Watch w/Stainless Steel Band : University of Arizona Wildcats Apparel, Merchandise, ...
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 We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Plot Outline: A feature-length documentary chronicling early 80's punk rock band the Minutemen, from their beginnings in San Pedro, California, to their demise after the death of singer D. Boon in 1985.
Although a lot of the footage is of poor quality, the way the movie is edited taps into the enthusiasm the band garnered during it's live performances.
Surviving members of the band and other music contemporaries reminisce about why the Minutemen stood out and were so important.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0446071   (432 words)

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