We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen Poster

Release Date: April 24th, 2005

DVD Release Date: June 27th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Through interviews and archival footage, director Tim Irwin documents the history of the influential 1980s punk band the Minutemen. Surviving band members Mike Watt and George Hurley provide a firsthand look into the band's world, from their start in San Pedro to the 1985 death of D. Boon, the band's co-founding member. Numerous musicians, including Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore, and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, offer insight into the Minutemen's importance to the punk scene.

Director: Tim Irwin

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: 2000s, Death, Engaging, Gripping, Rise, Fall, 1980s, Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

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  • This smart and rocking video documentary by Tim Irwin follows the trio from its origins in suburban San Pedro, California, in 1979 to the death of singer-guitarist D. Boon in a 1985 car crash, which ended his deep and creatively fruitful friendship with bassist Mike Watt. show more

  • This is an insider's tour - the uninitiated are, frankly, not likely to be converted. show more

  • Irwin's film comes as a bracing reminder of what punk was once all about, and will hopefully serve as an inspiration for better bands to come. show more

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