Minutemen ‎– The Punch Line

SST Records ‎– SST-004
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album

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A1 Search 0:51
A2 Tension 1:18
A3 Games 1:01
A4 Boiling 0:56
A5 Disguises 0:45
A6 The Struggle 0:40
A7 Monuments 0:48
A8 Ruins
Vocals [In The Middle] – George Hurley
A9 Issued 0:38
B1 The Punch Line 0:40
B2 Song For El Salvador 0:31
B3 History Lesson 0:37
B4 Fanatics 0:30
B5 No Parade 0:50
B6 Straight Jacket 0:58
B7 Gravity 0:55
B8 Warfare 0:54
B9 Static 0:50

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Original pressing with songs grouped into 7 bands across the 2-sides (4 on side A, 3 on B). Cover is a heavyweight pasteboard/tip-on style (cardboard colored inside, not white inside.) Labels shows a wide band marking, not a small one like later. No barcode.

©1981 new alliance music
℗1981 sst records
made in usa

Includes Insert: "Fundamentals Of Design"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, etched): SST 004A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, etched): SST 004B SEND IN THE CLOWNS!
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SST CD 004 Minutemen The Punch Line(CD, Album, RE) SST Records SST CD 004 US 1992 Sell This Version
SST 004 Minutemen The Punch Line(12", Album, RM) SST Records SST 004 US 1989 Sell This Version
SST-004 Minutemen The Punch Line(LP) SST Records SST-004 US 1981 Sell This Version
SST C 004 Minutemen The Punch Line(Cass, Album) SST Records SST C 004 US 1981 Sell This Version
SST-004 Minutemen The Punch Line(12", Album, RP) SST Records SST-004 US Unknown Sell This Version



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August 29, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
Awesome record... This is one of my top records. The fusion of funk, jazz, punk and anger is one of the best combinations that exists. Hints to enjoy this record, try to get into the abrasive but enjoyable music, and have a lyric sheet handy because you will need it to fully understand these songs.