If you’re like me, you love the Minutemen, one of greatest punk bands to come out of California. What you may or may not know is that before the Minutemen, there was the Reactionaries. This band had all three members who later formed the Minutemen (D. Boon, Mike Watt, and George Hurley), plus lead singer Martin Tamburovich. In 1979 they recorded 9 songs in a George Hurley’s shed and Mike Watt has graciously released them for free in mp3 format. You can find them here:
Now this is the true History Lesson, Part 1. Very cool.