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Minutemen: Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat [SST EP, 1983]
These guys define the future of atavism if anybody does. Subtle structures and sharp musicianship--rhythm-slasher D. Boon is as much a guitar antihero as labelmates Bob Mould and Greg Ginn--serves music that continues to seem primitive, even crudely offhand; lyrics articulate, elaborate, and, that's right, criticize the fucked-up despair of the world where they make their living and preach their uncoercive gospel--the fucked-up despair that in true hardcore makes such a great excuse for not thinking. A-