Jun 23, 2009

Apparently, Ian Mackaye found this original demo tape when he was doing stuff for the Dischord box set. After the box set was done, Dischord remixed this tape and released it on CD. The songs sound really good, considering that they come from a tape that was buried in a box somewhere for twenty years. First Demo Tape has pretty much the same songs as the Filler 7” (minus “Filler” and “Screaming at a Wall,” plus “Stand Up” and “Guilty of Being White”). It’s good to have a reason to listen to Minor Threat again. They’re undoubtedly one of the all-time best punk bands and they’re the band that first got me into punk rock. Still, you can get similar versions of all of these songs on Complete Discography. This EP is solely for Minor Threat fanatics (like, uh, me).

 –sean (Dischord)

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