History Lesson - Part II by Minutemen

#118 on Pitchfork's recently published 200 best songs of the 80s. Haven't read any higher yet but, bloody hell, the rest of them better be amazing.”

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#118 on Pitchfork's recently published 200 best songs of the 80s. Haven't read any higher yet but, bloody hell, the rest of them better be amazing.   3

simonp 24 Aug 2015

I originally thought that the opening line referred to a Grateful Dead-esque devotion, in a self-aggrandizing manner, but it's clear from their recent documentary (and the rest of the song, actually) that they're really just riffing on equality. That they're on a stage, but they're just like the people they play for, and that true musicianship and artistic expression includes everyone, and doesn't try to draw a line between performers and audience. They felt lucky to make music, and when you combine that sentiment with the oddball songwriting and delivery of D. Boon, you get magic.

dnord 7 Jul 2015

There are 43 songs on this album and first time listening this is the only song that stood out for me.

kittenzmittenz 16 Nov 2014

This band could be your life.

RichardMiller 11 Dec 2011

our band could be your life

Schell 25 May 2012

We were fucking corndogs We'd go drink and pogo

nikchick 17 Apr 2015