MINUTEMEN
georgeless e.p.
Forced Exposure 7" (FE-30 1993)
March 1980
Frank Tonche's house
San Pedro, CA

1. On the Front MP3 FLAC 2. Big Man Business MP3 FLAC
3. CCCP MP3 FLAC 4. Studio of the Lawns MP3 FLAC
5. Joe McCarthy's Ghost MP3 FLAC

notes
:
d.boon: singing, guitar
mike watt: bass, singing
frank tonche: drums

frank tonche at the san pedro high school reunion 2002

THE STORY OF THE FIRST MINUTEMEN DRUMMER: the reactionaries formed in dec. '78 with d.boon on guitar, mike watt on bass, george hurley on drums, and martin tamburovich on singing. they broke up in jun. 79. d.boon and mike watt started the minutemen themselves in jan. '80. george hurley had already joined new wave band hey taxi! so they asked welder and fellow homeboy frank tonche (TAWN-CHEE, just out of the polish eagle polka band) to play drums. in apr. - may '80 the minutemen played their first two gigs. greg ginn saw them and asked them to record for sst records. frank tonche became afraid of punk rock after the second gig and quit the band. and with only one month to go before recording. luckily, george hurley quit hey taxi! and rejoined boon & watt. the "paranoid time "ep (sst 002) was recorded july 20, 1980.

the songs on this record (except for "joe mccarthy's ghost") have never been released in any version until now. george hurley never learned them so only these frank tonche versions exist.

-- liner notes from the 7" by richard meltzer

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