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Buzz Or Howl Under the Influence of Heat
Minutemen
Buzz Or Howl Under the Influence of Heat
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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For a brief and shining moment, the working-class heroes of Minutemen streaked across punk rock's horizon, opening minds, moving butts, and inspiring awe like few of their peers. This 1983 EP might not be one of their bett...  more »

      
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All Artists: Minutemen
Title: Buzz Or Howl Under the Influence of Heat
Members Wishing: 10
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sst Records
Release Date: 5/14/1991
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, American Alternative, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018861001623, 669910740354

Synopsis

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For a brief and shining moment, the working-class heroes of Minutemen streaked across punk rock's horizon, opening minds, moving butts, and inspiring awe like few of their peers. This 1983 EP might not be one of their better-known releases, but it is chock-a-block with classic spiels that shed light on the instinctive bond between bassist Mike Watt (who checks in with the cutting "I Felt Like a Gringo") and the late guitarist D Boon (whose furious delivery ensures that every listener will feel "Little Man with a Gun in His Hand" deep in his or her gut). True to form, most of the tunes do clock in around a minute, so even if one doesn't strike your fancy, the wait for the next buzz won't be a long one. --David Sprague
 

CD Reviews

A must for all fans!
MrMaake@aol.com | chicago | 01/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

""I FELT LIKE A GRINGO" is the funkiest song known to man...i dare you not to "bounce" in your seat....can't be done as far as im concerned...their finest cuts are on this early ep. Bon Minutemen!!!!!!"
18minute masterpiece!!!
Daniel J. Leonard | Auckland - NZ | 06/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat" is a very special EP - if there was only one thing i could recommend anyone new to the Minutemen this EP is it! - every track gets the blood pumping with huge gratitude towards this 3 piece band from San Pedro - Mike Watt is king of bass funk and with D. Boon (his soul mate) together they had amazing chemistry and George Hurley was so under-rated as a drummer. It's a hard call but my #1 song is "Little Man With a Gun in His Hand" - this EP is 10/10"
Little Man With a Gun In His Hand. Masterpiece ep.
Chris bct | San Diego, CA USA | 03/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"That song is one of the greatest ever. What a notion. What delivery. Spectacular record. The MINUTEMEN were in their prime. Well, all their time was their prime. This was released in 1983. They did 9 records in 5 years. They toured incessantly. I think they may have released more records and done more touring in 5 years than any other band I've ever heard of.

Lucky us.

Maybe one day someone will piece together some sorta listing of their touring history.

'I Felt Like a Gringo' is also another classic. Well, really, the MINUTEMEN rarely did any songs that were less than grand. Some are spectacular, others are just great.

Sure, get this record in another CD with those Post Mersh volumes. Get yer music's worth. The more MINUTEMEN the better. This record, by itself is totally worth it, no matter what way you get it. Driving, impeccable drumming, conviction in the vocals and a sound they simply invented themselves.

God bless d. boon and the MINUTEMEN. chrisbct@hotmail.com

(if you wanna see my story of me seein' 'em 3 times look up the What Makes A Man review here.)"