3-Way Tie (For Last)
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3-Way Tie For Last
3-Way Tie (For Last)
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Studio album by Minutemen
Released December 1985 (1985-12)
Recorded August-September 1985
Genre Alternative rock, post-punk
Length 36:11
Label SST (058)
Producer Mike Watt, D. Boon, Ethan James
Minutemen chronology
Project: Mersh
(1985)
3-Way Tie (For Last)
(1985)
Minuteflag
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA[2]
Rolling Stonefavorable[3]
Sputnikmusic4.0/5.0 stars[4]

3-Way Tie (For Last) is the fourth and final full-length album recorded by the American punk band Minutemen. It is particularly notable for featuring several covers of songs by bands such as the Urinals, Meat Puppets, Blue Öyster Cult, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Roky Erickson. It was released very shortly before the death of D. Boon, who also painted the cover. Watt collaborated with Black Flag bassist Kira Roessler on three tracks ("No One", "Stories", and "What Is It?"). Around the time that the album was recorded, Watt and Roessler formed Dos. The last song, a cover of Roky Erickson's "Bermuda" was sung over the phone by Mike Watt.

Track listing

Side D.
  1. "Price of Paradise" - 3:38 (Boon)
  2. "Lost" - 2:33 (Kirkwood)
  3. "The Big Stick" - 2:34 (Boon)
  4. "Political Nightmare" - 3:56 (Roessler, Watt)
  5. "Courage" - 2:35 (Boon)
  6. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" - 2:30 (Fogerty)
Side Mike
  1. "The Red and the Black" - 4:09 (Bloom, Bouchard, Pearlman)
  2. "Spoken Word Piece" - 1:07 (Watt)
  3. "No One" - 3:29 (Roessler, Watt)
  4. "Stories" - 1:36 (Roessler, Watt)
  5. "What Is It?" - 1:51 (Roessler, Watt)
  6. "Ack Ack Ack" - 0:27 (Johansen, Jones, Talley)
  7. "Just Another Soldier" - 1:58 (Boon)
  8. "Situations at Hand" - 1:23 (Watt)
  9. "Hittin' the Bong" - 0:41 (Watt)
  10. "Bermuda" - 1:41 (Erickson)

Musical Personnel

  • D. Boon - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, piano
  • Mike Watt - bass, vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • George Hurley - drums
  • Joe Baiza - guitar ("Situations At Hand")
  • Ethan James - Linn drum ("What Is It?"), Vietnam War battlefield tape ("Spoken Word Piece")

Charts

Chart (1986) Peak
position
UK Indie Chart[5] 7

References

  1. ^ Dougan, John. 3-Way Tie at AllMusic. Retrieved 2 April 2006.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Minutemen > Consumer Guide Reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011. 
  3. ^ Coleman, Mark (April 10, 1986). "Minutemen 3-Way Tie (For Last) > Album Review". Rolling Stone (471). Retrieved 2007. 
  4. ^ https://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/7816/Minutemen-3-Way-Tie-For-Last/
  5. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved 2014. 

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