Minor Threat - Complete Discography (Cover Artwork)

Minor Threat

Minor Threat: Complete DiscographyComplete Discography (1989)
Dischord Records

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When the word 'hardcore' is said, what comes to mind? To some, its Victory Records and bands like Earth Crisis and Snapcase. To some, its NYC bands like Agnostic Front and Sick of it All. To some(the idiots) it's bands like Slipknot and Limp Bizkit. Yet to others, its Harcore Holly, the WWF wrestl.

When the word 'hardcore' is said, what comes to mind? To some, its Victory Records and bands like Earth Crisis and Snapcase. To some, its NYC bands like Agnostic Front and Sick of it All. To some(the idiots) it's bands like Slipknot and Limp Bizkit. Yet to others, its Harcore Holly, the WWF wrestler. Well, to me, hardcore = Minor Threat.

At a time when bands like the Clash and the Ramones were just getting recognition, Minor Threat was making noise of their own. I was 2 years old in 1983, the year they called it quits, but each time I listen to this album, I feel like I'm in the middle of a basement pit. 26 songs, all bursting with talented musicianship and speed, not to mention Straight Edge lyrics, which I'll leave alone. All the songs are taken from 7 inch's and previously released records, but 'Complete Discography' is the jewel for the modern punker. The cd booklet contains a great picture catalog that gives an intimate feel to the whole experience. To make a long story slightly shorter, this album opened up a door to me that has never been closed. I love pop-punk, I love skate punk and thanks to Minor Threat, I love hardcore punk. Every band who plays with the least bit of intensity owes Minor Threat a debt of gratitude, and that's that.


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gankdude1 (August 3, 2014)

Sold out but I can't stop listening.

Nomorekidsagain (July 27, 2013)

and ps: ahhh and the straight edge stuff. Just fuck it, unfortunately for me thats too late anyways, but I still like Slayer, and I do not kill christians, i am not a war freak or serial killer. And then I'd still go with a minor threat message than the slayer one, even though both mean nothing to me.

R.I.P Jeff Hanneman btw, the Slayer guitarist who massively influenced by Minor Threat

Nomorekidsagain (July 27, 2013)

I was 5 when this came out and I was banging my head against the wall with this piece .... BS of course, to be honest I really started listening to Minor Threat, when my own punk music revival started couple of years ago, after I was out of the music for a long time and sorry ... 30 years later, 50 years later, this is the rawest most driving energetic piece of music you can find on the market. I really tried to "kill" the songs the last years by listening to them over and over but it never happened ... in some you find more melody, in some more intensity but it never stops to entertain the shit out of ya.

nahbro (June 5, 2012)

"lets not drink beer, downtalk capitalism then make a bunch of money" Nah bro.

AnarchoDeeDee (March 22, 2012)

Even if your not straightedge MINOR THREAT IS STILL AWESOME
Ian Macakyes voice is so powerful

hawkfan (March 2, 2012)

In a word, another awesome album. Still listen to it today, over 20 years since I first heard Minor Threat.

carrito (February 13, 2012)

I give it 3 stars because musically it's an OK album. But why does this album have some kind of cult following? To some people saying you think this album is kinda 'meh' makes them go into a fit; it reminds me of that screeching weasel song: It's holy hardcore! If this band inspired the macho, 'edge' cult of douche-bags trying too hard to hide their lame, white suburban life then I will gladly stay away from anything related to it, thank you very much.

minorthreatguy (November 20, 2010)

minor threat, circle jerks, bad brains, black flag= 4 of the best hardcore bands, forever

dreadpiratered (May 19, 2009)

This record just lives forever, Its great that i picked this up 15 years ago and theres still kids today comming into the shop who just heard it for the first time and love it.

nandorude82 (December 10, 2008)

A great hardcore band.... They're so important how bad brains,bad religion in h. C. History

FroggerWithMyLife (November 30, 2008)

Minor Threat, providing an outlet for angry kids in high school since 1980

nonicknameatall (November 18, 2008)

such and great cd.
sux i never got to see them. tho..i was born way to late
i blame my parents for not making me sooner! SHAME!!

ramsey (November 13, 2008)


fletcher70 (September 27, 2008)

harDCore MINOR fuckin THREAT....legends

C-Men (June 29, 2008)

minor threat is awesome!

TommyPickles (March 20, 2008)

Minor Threat are the epitome of hardcore.

shark-e (March 17, 2008)

Calm down, homies. You don't need to be straight edge to appreciate Minor Threat, just like you don't need to be an uninformed liberal to appreciate NOFX, nor must you be a depressed heroin addict to appreciate Elliott Smith. Just appreciate the ground they broke, and don't get too caught up in every little thought the writer may or may not have had at that particular point in time.

Xithyl (February 19, 2008)


Jesus_H_Christ (August 18, 2007)

This was the first hardcore CD I bought and it totally ripped me apart. This hardcore at its finest.

Anonymous (February 23, 2007)

Sadly my friend, St.Anger,Metallica's worst albulm by far, is still way better than this garbage. "SAD BUT TRUUUUUUUE!" I still fight edgers. -Snakes

thurstonXwhore (February 13, 2007)

"i just can't see how people can get into this shit, but then again i'm just redneck metal head, who loves to pick fights with straight edge kids"

Indeed. I can't see how people can listen to St. Anger and beat up straight edge kids. Then again I'm not an asshole.

This album topples anything any other "hardcore" band has done. It's fast. Passionate. Positive. I love shooting up and listening to this, it's amazing.

spuddee (February 9, 2007)

My absolute favorite album ever! I'll never get tired of it.

maxethunders (January 26, 2007)

I'm not straight edge at all but I still find myself singing along.

The_Wayfarer (January 19, 2007)

Ah, yes, the straightedge scripture of Ian Mackeye. Love it. I won't lie. Of course that's because I am straightedge.

Mrdogg45 (December 14, 2006)

What more can be said about this record? Even if you don't like the songs, you have to appriciate the influence it had over punk for the next 25 years. No band has come along and inspired as many as Minor Threat in a long time.

Snakes (August 18, 2006)

i just can't see how people can get into this shit, but then again i'm just redneck metal head, who loves to pick fights with straight edge kids

totalstranga (July 25, 2006)

more like 5 hundred stars. made me shave my head. 'nuff said.

Anonymous (June 4, 2006)

You guys know Ian Mackaye thinks the straight-edge thing is a joke and you all missed the point right?

Just thought people should be reminded that Minor Threat was talking about individuality, not joining up to an empty "movement" created so you can feel you belong to something. I used to not drink or do drugs, but I never once referred to myself as "edge" during that time.

punksxe (May 1, 2006)

This is great straight edge punk. the music is fast and catchy and the lyrics are very inspiring. If all those crap bands on MTV had a positive outlook like this band then maybe there would not be teens in rehab because of drugs or teens joining gangs and getting killed or tenn girls getting pregnant from there shit hole boy friends........ just a thought FUCK MTV UP THE PUNX SXE SXE SXE SXE SXE SXE SXE the way to be

xGLEBExCOREx (March 23, 2006)

i cannot stand harliners and i cannot stand posiXtoughguys. but i have numerous edge friends, and i hate those who give the movement a bad name even if i'm not an edge kid.

xGLEBExCOREx (March 23, 2006)

amen brotha, amen, minor threat is amazing (also props for the basement pit mention!! first mosh reference i've seen on this site)
i agree, everybody needs this, and i'm no SXE kid either.
it's just great.

wannabepunktony (October 8, 2005)

Score for Hardcore Holly and Crash (R.I.P.) - super heavyweights for life.

Anonymous (June 18, 2005)

10/10 4eva.

Anonymous (July 12, 2004)

Punk rock kids who don't own this album need to get beaten up by the cops. And I'm not sXe. Seriously, you need to own this album. Vinyl, CD, or the recently remastered CD version (with the green cover instead of red), whatever.

lordcronus (June 7, 2004)

In my 3 favorite albums list. Every song is good, its intensity really brings something to the table. Buy it.

Anonymous (May 16, 2004)

no need to review this...it's just one of the greatest albums ever

Anonymous (September 3, 2003)

best hardcore album of all time. period.

pimpmastaphat (January 12, 2003)

straight edge sucks.....punk is dead

Anonymous (March 24, 2002)

i'm not straight edge but i support the ideals. i just can't understand the violent hardliners who beat the shit out of people who aren't sXe. it makes no sense. they don't drink, smoke, or do drugs because they feel it is damaging to themselves. but hey, there's a guy that's smoking! let's go beat the shit out of him, that'll teach him to not hurt himself! ...makes no sense.

AWESOME album by the way.

xStreetPunkx (February 28, 2002)

There's nothing wrong w/ Straight Edge! It's all about learning to control your habits, and not letting them control you. Since I've become straight edge, I can say I'm much happier w/ myself. Anyway, it's those goddamn hardline kids that ruin straight edge! Anyone who would jump you for smoking and drinking is not straight edge; they're called nazi assholes! I wouldn't want others to shove their views down my throat, so I don't shove mine down theirs; it's that simple, just as Minor Threat intended it!
Back to the album, this is definitely one of my all-time favorites, and worth nearly any amount of money to buy!

Anonymous (February 11, 2002)

its sad that sum 41 has been read 6000 times and this hasnt even reached 500. its a sick fuckin world

Anonymous (July 27, 2001)

Question: Where can I get this album
I've looked for it, can't find it

Anonymous (July 11, 2001)

These guys were awesome, I give them credit for writing good songs and actually having some sort of ideals to stand behind, unlike most of the other aggresive meatheads of their day.

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

They toured with Social D on the "Another state of mind" tour as I think it was called, and those guys used t oeverything from beer to heroin. Anyway, pick up the tape of this tour if you want some good Minor Threat footage.

Anonymous (July 10, 2001)

Great album, truely one of the best punk albums and bands ever. To those hardline kids who like to beat people up for smoking, drinking, that is just plain stupid. punk is a scene that beleives in tolerance and acceptance of those whose veiws are different from our own. Minor threat knew this, i dont think ian would care if people smoked or drank around him, hell minor threat did a tour with black flag, and those guys did everything.

ud_kid (July 10, 2001)

To anyone interested in seeing them live, video taped atleast, try dischord records. They have a video of them live, I think at the 9:30 club. Also, check out Another State Of Mind. It's great to see Mike Ness holding a beer sitting on the same couch as Ian McKaye. Something those hardline kid should look into. Last I heard, you can't get drunk by just being around beer, and second hand smoke should be considered breaking your edge. I'm not an advocate for drug use or abuse, but I do appreciate someone not taking drugs to do something positive in life. Too bad not many sXe kids actually do anything positive. DESCENDENTS, 7 Seconds, those are bands that I think of that have actually done something positive.

coldjuly (July 10, 2001)

Yeah that kind of shit is just stupid...jumping you at a show for smoking??? I have nothing against drugs..i just choose not to do them..if you want to drink and smoke go ahead its your life.

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

I am straight edge and proud of it. I grew up on this band...and with minor threat you wouldnt have a lot of these hardcore bands around today...most bands in hardcore today are just a bunch of shit...listen to some judge or gorrila biscuits and some youth of today...

sickboi (July 9, 2001)

Don't try to tell me not to say "I hate straight edge" until you've had 15 straight edge kids try to jump you and 2 friends for smoking cigarettes and enjoying a beer at a show. I read about people like that in history class a few years ago, they were called fucking nazis.
I like some of the kids, just the overall scene has left me with a bad taste in my mouth.

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

One of the most important hardcore/punk releases ever

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

It's not stupid to hate Straight Edge. I don't hate it, but I don't prefer it. Some people have their opinions. It's not wrong to hate religion, and it's not wrong to be religous, and so forth. Anyway, Minor Threat were a great band.

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

I dont think they are the BEST hardcore band,(Probally Black Flag, DK, Bad Brains) but they are definitly one of the greats. I hate Straight Edge, but the band is great. And it's not like Ian was trying to shove his views down your throat, (unlike some others bands these days). He was just offering an alternative.

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

One of the best fucking bands ever, I wish I was alive and a fan during their day, because their love shows looked intense. I love this album, and I recommend it for ANYONE who considers themselves a punk rocker.

Anonymous (July 9, 2001)

I'm am not str8 edge, but to say "I hate straight edge" is fuckin stupid. How bout, "I hate hardline"?

sickboi (July 9, 2001)

I hate straight edge, but I love Minor Threat. I remember when I first heard these guys (1988), fucking blew my mind away.

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