Dischord Embrace Shock 7″ of Beforehand Unreleased Early Ian MacKaye Music in New Field Set


Final yr, Dischord Data introduced the field set First Six Dischord Data that includes reissues of the label’s first six 7″ singles by Minor Menace, Authorities Difficulty, the Teen Idles, SOA, and Youth Brigade. Unbeknownst to those that pre-ordered a duplicate, the field set features a shock 7″ of 5 songs by the Slinkees, Ian MacKaye’s first band, Pitchfork can verify. 

“Whereas a lot of the songs on this field set have been accessible in varied codecs since they had been initially launched, they haven’t been bought of their authentic 7″ vinyl type since 1984,” reads a booklet within the field set. “As we mentioned when reissuing a few of this similar music on LP that yr, ‘…So few folks obtained maintain of the unique information and so many extra badgered us about them that we needed to do one thing…’ It might have taken us one other 36 years, however we’re happy to as soon as once more provide these early information of their authentic 7″ EP format. As a bonus, we determined to incorporate some unreleased music from our first band The Slinkees, predecessors to The Teen Idles who created Dischord to place out our posthumous 7″ document.”

The Slinkees consisted of Mark Sullivan on vocals, Geordie Grindle on guitar, Ian MacKaye on bass, and Jeff Nelson on drums. The 7″ options the songs “Go to Alaska,” “I Drink Milk,” “Conservative Rock,” “Who Cares?” and “Trans Am,” all of which had been recorded on cassette tape by Andy Nelson “in Jeff’s dad and mom’ basement in Washington, D.C.” on August 21, 1979. It is available in a collage-style sleeve that includes the cereal mascot Cap’n Crunch and consists of an insert adorned with photographs of the Slinkees and a prolonged written historical past of the band.

In accordance with the 7″ insert, the lyrics to “Go to Alaska” had been written by Henry Garfield, later identified by his stage identify Henry Rollins. The songs had been recorded three days earlier than the Slinkees’ first and solely present, a small gig at a pal’s dad and mom’ storage that was virtually referred to as off by his mom. “Ian penned a letter to [the friend] Brian’s mom, pleading for her to rethink,” reads the insert. “He expressed his concern that in her try to punish Brian, she was really hurting a bunch of children who had been rehearsing for months. She responded that as a psychologist, she wasn’t going to fall for such an apparent try at emotional manipulation, however she finally relented and let the present go on.”

First Six Dischord Data is not accessible to buy, as the quantity of copies pressed was primarily based on the variety of pre-orders made.



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Final yr, Dischord Data introduced the field set First Six Dischord Data that includes reissues of the label’s first six 7″ singles by Minor Menace, Authorities Difficulty, the Teen Idles, SOA, and Youth Brigade. Unbeknownst to those that pre-ordered a duplicate, the field set features a shock 7″ of 5 songs by the Slinkees, Ian…

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