June 14, 2005 at 12:36 pm #48033
gettin word out cause it should be fucking awesome.
More info on the film at http://www.theminutemen.com
Im real excited to finally get to see it.
July 7, 2005
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Box Office 617 876-6838
July 8 – 14, 2005
7:30PM & 9:30PM
Midnight Screenings On July 8 & 9
Coolidge Corner Movie Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
go see it everyone.June 14, 2005 at 7:01 pm #110172
I wanna see it but I’m 8 hours away…hopefully I can download it or buy it later…June 21, 2005 at 5:53 am #110173
Thanks for the info! I’m gonna go see it in Asheville, NC on the 30th! I can’t wait. I loved the Minutemen.July 26, 2005 at 9:50 pm #110174
just caught "WeJamEcono" here in sanfran and what a great movie!!
saw the Minutemen here back in the 80s and this flick definitelee does that great band well-a lot of live shows included and interviews..
my one complaint: J Mascis is interviewed-yay!!…for 10 seconds-boo!!
i’ll still get the dvd-anything to support the cause…
sApril 20, 2006 at 8:02 pm #110175
2 DVD set, out June 27 ’06Quote:The Story Of The Minutemen Told On New Two-DVD Set
The Minutemen will be profiled in the DVD version of a feature-length documentary that’s been making the rounds in select movie theatres.
The two-disc We Jam Econo: The Story Of The Minutemen will be released on June 27 through Plexifilm and will be distributed in Canada by Sonic Unyon. Along with the 90-minute film, the first disc features deleted scenes and interviews and the music videos for "This Ain’t No Picnic," "Ack Ack Ack Ack" and "King Of The Hill."
A second DVD features 62 songs from three live performances: The Starwood in Los Angeles in 1980; the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. in 1984; and the Acoustic Blowout cable access show in Los Angeles in 1985.
The package also includes a 16-page booklet with full-colour photos, filmmaker notes and liner notes by David Rees, the creator of Get Your War On.
The Minutemen didn’t have a long or fiscally rewarding career before it was tragically cut short in December 1985 when guitarist/vocalist D. Boon was killed in a car accident in the Arizona desert. The band â€” which also featured bassist/vocalist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley â€” blended hardcore punk, freeform jazz, folk, funk and rock musical elements with political ideals on the five albums that they recorded from 1981 to ’85. The San Pedro, California trio developed a cult following that still remains today.
In addition to memories from Watt and Hurley, who formed Firehose after Boon’s death, the DVD features interviews with more than 50 other musicians, artists, journalists and friends, including Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, Dinosaur Jr.’s J. Mascis, Wire’s Colin Newman, Husker Du’s Grant Hart, The Meat Puppets’ Curt Kirkwood, Henry Rollins, Richard Hell, Jello Biafra and John Doe.
â€”Phil VilleneuveApril 20, 2006 at 8:20 pm #110176
YES! I’m so psyched.April 22, 2006 at 3:21 pm #110177
cool.i’m gonna go see it.
I was kinda upset for a little while when it came out because it appeared that it would never reach my area but im glad it will now.June 23, 2006 at 8:54 am #110178
got my DVD the other day.
it’s pretty awesome.
J is on for litterally for 6 seconds.
i haven’t watched all the extras or the second disc yet…July 5, 2006 at 1:11 pm #110179
AGAPParticipant"Damian Hade " wrote:J is on for litterally for 6 seconds.
but apparently has one of the best lines in the doc…Quote:J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. has the briefest cameo, but the best line. Recalling his wonder at seeing the heavy-set Boon pogo-ing ferociously around the stage, he deadpans: ?I never saw a fat guy move that much, I guess.?July 11, 2006 at 3:39 am #110180
It really is an incredible film. I watched it and felt energised!!!
Makes one wanna form a band and jump in a van (again).
J’s line is hilarious!
It could of been twice as long – just digging the footage etc so much.
Ah happy days
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