minor threat

It still amuses me to think back to the 1990s, and hearing all the of the teenagers at the time give this “old” 20-something metalhead flack about liking music from the 1980s, as they seemed to think that all hardcore and punk were invented in the 1990s or something. Then I hasten to remind them that what they know as hardcore punk now actually originated in the despised ’80s.

You would be hard pressed to find another band that is as iconic yet short-lived as Minor Threat. They only lasted three years, but in that time they not only released a ground-breaking album and a handful of EPs, but also pioneered the DIY ethic in music distribution and promotion, as well as writing a song that pretty much is the anthem for a sub-movement in the hardcore punk genre: “Straight Edge”.


“In My Eyes”