Minor Threat, Winnepeg 1983 Minor Threat, Los Angeles 1983
(Hotter audio mix
Minor Threat, Washington DC 1980 (very briefly) & 1983
, Artist's House Music Interview:
[The song "Straight Edge" was] "a song about my life, about the way that I look at things, and my decisions. And, it was essentially inspired by a song by Jimi Hendrix, of all people, and a song called 'If Six Were Nine' [sic], and in that song, he's singing about being a freak. And he says, "I'm the one who has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to." And those words, when I was a kid hearing those words, it just blew my mind. So, essentially, 'Straight Edge' was the same message: "It's my life, so don't give me a hard time for my decisions to not engage in, like, what everybody seems to do all the time."
posted by OmieWise
on Sep 2, 2012 -
Minor Threats "The punk icon Ian MacKaye always wanted to create a tribe. Now an elder statesman of D.C. hardcore, the musician talks about organized religion, breaking toilets, and making peace with his mother’s death."
A simply fantastic interview with Ian Mackaye
from a magazine you wouldn't expect to be covering a hardcore music legend. I know there are some fans here on the blue who may really enjoy this.
posted by punkrockrat
on Jun 29, 2011 -
For the last year, the Vice TV program Soft Focus
has presented an assortment of "discussions about art, culture, politics, personal history, personal feelings, fashion, and the like"
with a series of noteworthy musicians. Host Ian Svenonius manages to wrangle dialogue with of some of the music world's most colorful and idiosyncratic characters: The Fall's Mark E. Smith
, My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields
, The Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder
, Crass' Penny Rimbaud
, Throbbing Gristle/Psychic TV's Genesis P. Orridge
, Cat Power's Chan Marshall
, Thee Headcoats' Billy Childish
, The Specials' Terry Hall
, Andrew WK
, Fugazi's Ian Mackaye
, and Palace/Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's Will Oldham
. [more inside]
posted by item
on Jan 27, 2008 -