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Washington DC, United States (1980 – 1983)

Minor Threat was an American band from Washington DC. Short-lived but very influential, critics have called the band and their work “iconic,” and have noted that their “groundbreaking” music “has held up better than most of their contemporaries.” Minor Threat is credited with unintentionally starting the “ movement” from a handful of song lyrics.

They and fellow Washington DC residents Bad Brains set the standard for many hardcore punk bands in the 1980s and 1990s. They produced short, often astonishingly fast songs, eventually with excellent production quality, which at the time was lacking in most /. All of Minor Threat’s records were released on the band’s own Dischord Records.

While at Wilson High School, Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson were in the influental DC punk band The Teen Idles. After that band broke up, MacKaye decided to switch from bass to vocals, and organized Minor Threat with Nelson and two prep-school kids (from Georgetown Day School), bassist Brian Baker and guitarist Lyle Preslar. Minor Threat’s first performance was in December 1980, opening for Bad Brains.

Their first 7” EPs, “Minor Threat” and “In My Eyes”, were released in 1981. The group became popular regionally, and toured the United States’ east coast.


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  • Lord_Levi

    сХе говно для уебанов, но Minor Threat обожаю :3

    15 Feb 10:06am Reply
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    sXe - shit for faggots

    15 Feb 10:05am Reply
  • iamyates

    nobody cares about how you drink and listen to minor threat. it's not as if it's a requirement to be straight edge to listen to ian mackaye's bands...

    24 Jan 12:47am Reply
  • dylstew

    Fucking love this band.

    22 Jan 8:26pm Reply
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  • elo4k

    лучшее, что было на этой планете

    3 Nov 2014 Reply
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    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Minor Threat

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
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    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Trash73

    Remarkable how this band only has 26 songs (or something) and is in my top 30!

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
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    I love to masturbate to this music

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
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  • panterman

    i don't like reading the comments below but i do like minor threat a lot.

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • uroboros_55

    What's the problem with Minor Threat? they're good in what they's like blaming the fans of GG Allin for what he did.

    15 Sep 2014 Reply
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