|20 Years of Dischord|
| Box set by |
|Released||October 1, 2002|
|Recorded||1980 – 2000|
|Producer|| Don Zientara |
20 Years of Dischord is a 3-disc box set compiled by Washington, D.C.-based record label Dischord Records to commemorate its 20th anniversary.
20 Years of Dischord is a concise but representative musical chronicle of the first two decades of the label originally created by Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson as teenagers in 1980with the sole purpose of releasing Minor Disturbance , their band, the Teen Idles, debut EP; but that, over time, it went on to document the most part of the music coming out of the U.S. capital city's underground community, becoming highly influential.
The core of the collection are the first two discs, packaged together into a single CD case under the title Fifty Bands, which contains 50 songs, one track from each band that appeared on the label from 1980 to 2000,all of them previously released, featured in roughly chronological order, showing the musical evolution of the scene.
"...the fascinating part [of 20 Years of Dischord] is hearing the progression ... from a high-octane hardcore hotbed to a more arty, experimental, and wide-ranging purely musical scene..."
The third disc, an enhanced CD titled Unreleased and Rare, consists of a variety of outtakes, demos and live recordings from the Dischord vaults,also includes an early interview with MacKaye, as well as some video files of archival footage featuring performances by the Teen Idles, Untouchables, State of Alert, the Faith, Void, and Deadline. The songs that make up the disc were also released separately, as a collection, and individually, as downloadables digital audio files.
The box set includes a profusely illustrated 134-page booktitled Putting DC on the Map. Introduced by MacKaye, Nelson and Henry Rollins, the booklet contains a brief historic review of the label, a profile of each of the bands featured on the compilation, and a pictorial discography.
Conceived by Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson, the 20 Years of Dischord box set was edited by Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, Virginia. Chad Clark was in charge of the audio mastering at Silver Sonya Recording and Mastering, also located in Arlington. The video files on the enhanced CD were edited by Chris Mills and Guillaume Bernardeau at the studio of RHED Pixel, located outside of Washington, D.C.
Dischord Records released the collection on October 1, 2002.
In November 2008, 20 Years of Dischord was updated with an additional compilation titled 14 Bonus Tracks 2000-2008,featuring songs, all of them previously released, from 14 bands who have had releases on the label since 2000. Available only in MP3 format through digital download, this bonus collection has been sold separately or offered for free with the purchase of the original box set.
|1.||"Get Up and Go"||Ian MacKaye, The Teen Idles|| The Teen Idles |
Minor Disturbance , EP (1980)
|2.||"Nic Fit"||Alec MacKaye|| Untouchables |
Flex Your Head (1982)
|3.||"Public Defender"||Henry Garfield, Michael Hampton|| State of Alert |
No Policy , EP (1981)
|4.||"Screaming at a Wall"||I. MacKaye|| Minor Threat |
Minor Threat , EP (1981)
|5.||"Dehumanized"||John Weiffenbach|| Void |
Flex Your Head (1982)
|6.||"Barbed Wire"|| Youth Brigade |
Possible, EP (1981)
|7.||"Rock & Roll Bullshit"||Government Issue|| Government Issue |
Legless Bull, EP (1981)
|8.||"Fight/American Justice"||Scream|| Scream |
Still Screaming (1983)
|9.||"Live for Now"||Dante Ferrando|| Iron Cross |
Flex Your Head (1982)
|10.||"Pressure's On"||Peter Murray||Red C|
Flex Your Head (1982)
|11.||"Stolen Youth"||Ray Hare, Brendan Canty||Deadline|
Flex Your Head (1982)
|12.||"Suburban Wasteland"||Steve Polcari||Artificial Peace|
Flex Your Head (1982)
|13.||"Subject to Change"||The Faith|| The Faith |
Subject to Change , EP (1983)
|14.||"Sorry/Change for the Same"||Skewbald|| Skewbald/Grand Union |
Skewbald/Grand Union , EP (1991)
|15.||"Missing Rungs"||Marginal Man|| Marginal Man |
|16.||"Oscar's Eye"||Gray Matter|| Gray Matter |
Food for Thought (1985)
|17.||"Drink Deep"||Rites of Spring|| Rites of Spring |
Rites of Spring (1985)
|18.||"Just Things"||Beefeater|| Beefeater |
House Burning Down (1987)
|19.||"Snake Rap"||The Snakes||The Snakes|
I Won't Love You 'Til You're More Like Me (1985)
|20.||"Circles"||Dag Nasty|| Dag Nasty |
Can I Say (1986)
|21.||"Money"||Embrace|| Embrace |
|22.||"Punch the Geek"|| Soulside |
Hot Bodi-Gram (1989)
|23.||"We All Fall Down"||I. MacKaye|| Egg Hunt |
"Me and You", single (1986)
|24.||"This Time"|| One Last Wish |
|25.||"Cake"||Fire Party|| Fire Party |
Fire Party, EP (1988)
Ignition, 7" EP (1987)
|27.||"Domino Days"||3|| Three |
Dark Days Coming (1989)
|28.||"Red House"||Shudder to Think|| Shudder to Think |
Funeral at the Movies (1991)
|29.||"Twist and Shout" (live, 1987)|| Happy Go Licky |
Will Play (1997)
|1.||"Blueprint"||Fugazi|| Fugazi |
|2.||"Friend to Friend in Endtime"||Lungfish|| Lungfish |
Talking Songs for Walking (1992)
"Venus on Lovely", single (1990)
|4.||"Spectra Sonic Sound"||The Nation of Ulysses|| The Nation of Ulysses |
13-Point Program to Destroy America (1991)
|5.||"Perfect Sleeper"||Holy Rollers|
|6.||"Motorist"||Jawbox|| Jawbox |
"Jackpot Plus!", single (1993)
|7.||"People Are Wrong"||Severin||Severin|
Acid to Ashes and Rust to Dust (1992)
|8.||"Summer"|| High Back Chairs |
Curiosity & Relief, EP (1992)
|9.||"I'll Take You Down"|| Autoclave |
"Go Far", single (1991)
|10.||"Pop Man"||Circus Lupus|| Circus Lupus |
Circus Lupus, single (1992)
|11.||"Mr. Weekend"||Branch Manager|
Anything Tribal (1997)
|12.||"What Kind of Monster Are You?"||Slant 6|| Slant 6 |
"What Kind of Monster Are You?", single (1993)
|13.||"Cable"||Hoover|| Hoover |
"Side Car Freddie", single (1992)
|14.||"Goodbye, Dr. Fate"|| Trusty |
Goodbye, Dr. Fate (1995)
|15.||"A Good Day"||Chad Clark, Smart Went Crazy|| Smart Went Crazy |
Con Art (1997)
|16.||"Piss Alley"|| The Crownhate Ruin |
Until the Eagle Grins (1996)
|17.||"Poked It With a Stick"||Juan Luis Carrera, Amy Farina, A. MacKaye|| The Warmers |
The Warmers (1996)
|18.||"They Live by Night"||The Make-Up|| Make-Up |
Destination: Love – Live! at Cold Rice (1996)
|19.||"Castanet"||Jason Farrell, Bluetip|| Bluetip |
Join Us (1998)
|20.||"Cut Self Not"|| Faraquet |
The View from This Tower (2000)
|21.||"Hooray for Humans"||Q and Not U|| Q and Not U |
No Kill No Beep Beep (2000)
Enhanced CD containing additional video files.
|1.||"Get Up and Go"||The Teen Idles||The Teen Idles||1:27|
|2.||"Deadhead"||The Teen Idles||The Teen Idles||1:42|
|3.||"Stepping Stone" (Boyce and Hart cover)||Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart||Untouchables||2:12|
|4.||"Draw Blank"||State of Alert||State of Alert||0:39|
|5.||"Straight Edge" (live)||I. MacKaye, Minor Threat||Minor Threat||1:10|
|6.||"Understand"||Minor Threat||Minor Threat||1:55|
|7.||"Snubbing"||Government Issue||Government Issue||0:59|
|8.||"Asshole" (feat. Ian MacKaye on vocals)||Government Issue||Government Issue||1:09|
|9.||"Asshole Dub"||Minor Threat||Minor Threat||3:33|
|10.||"I Object"||Youth Brigade||0:30|
|11.||"Rozzlyn Rangers"||Rozzlyn Rangers||1:51|
|12.||"Black, Jewish and Poor"||Void||1:08|
|13.||"Authority" (takes 1 and 2)||Void||1:23|
|14.||"Search for Employment"||Scream||2:04|
|16.||"No Choice"||The Faith||0:55|
|17.||"Manipulator"||Marginal Man||Marginal Man||2:28|
|18.||"All Ages Show" (rare)||Dag Nasty||Dag Nasty||2:39|
|21.||"Drop Dead Don't Blink"||Shudder to Think||Shudder to Think||3:10|
|22.||"We Are the One" (rare)||Avengers||Circus Lupus||3:26|
|23.||"Are You Human?"||Slant 6||Slant 6||3:31|
|24.||"Interview" (spoken word)||Don Fleming, Malcolm Riviera||Ian MacKaye et al.||1:28|
|1.||"Outside the Law"||Deadline||2:03|
|2.||"You're X'd"||The Faith||1:15|
|3.||"Draw Blank"||State of Alert||0:42|
|4.||"Untitled"||The Teen Idles||1:48|
|5.||"If the Kids Are United"||Untouchables||3:09|
|6.||"Who Are You"||Void||2:20|
Digital collection released in 2008 as an update of the original compilation.
|1.||"Not Me Now"||Capitol City Dusters||4:11|
|2.||"Just Don't Know"||El Guapo||3:15|
|3.||"Prison Song"||Beauty Pill||3:10|
|4.||"Sissy Spacek"||Edie Sedgwick||2:51|
|5.||"It's Good to Have Met You"||The Pupils||3:21|
|6.||"Speaking in Tongues"||Black Eyes||3:10|
|7.||"Around the Corner"||The Evens||3:25|
|8.||"The Perfect Target"||Medications||4:02|
|11.||"Off Center"||French Toast||2:52|
|13.||"Via Nomentana"||Joe Lally||2:40|
|14.||"Solid Ring Fighters"||Soccer Team||3:05|
These were the lineups for each of the fifty songs featured on discs 1 and 2.
Minor Threat was an American hardcore punk band, formed in 1980 in Washington, D.C. by vocalist Ian MacKaye and drummer Jeff Nelson. MacKaye and Nelson had played in several other bands together, and recruited bassist Brian Baker and guitarist Lyle Preslar to form Minor Threat. They added a fifth member, Steve Hansgen, in 1982, playing bass, while Baker switched to second guitar.
Ian Thomas Garner MacKaye is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, musician, record label owner and producer. Active since 1979, MacKaye is best known as the co-founder and owner of Dischord Records, a Washington, D.C.-based independent record label and the frontman of the influential hardcore punk band Minor Threat and the post-hardcore band Fugazi. MacKaye was also the frontman for the short-lived bands The Teen Idles, Embrace and Pailhead, a collaboration with the band Ministry. MacKaye is a member of The Evens, a two-piece indie rock group he formed with his wife Amy Farina in 2001 and in 2018 formed the band Coriky with Farina and his Fugazi band mate Joe Lally.
Out of Step is the sole studio album by American hardcore punk band Minor Threat. It was released on 45 RPM vinyl in April 1983 through Dischord Records. Although Out of Step has only been released on CD in limited quantities, it has been repressed on vinyl as recently as 2010, and all tracks from the album are available on Minor Threat's 1989 compilation album Complete Discography.
Dischord Records is a Washington, D.C.-based independent record label specializing in punk rock. The label is co-owned by Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson, who founded Dischord in 1980 to release Minor Disturbance by The Teen Idles. With other independent American labels such as Twin/Tone, Touch and Go Records, and SST Records, Dischord helped to spearhead the nationwide network of underground bands that formed the 1980s indie-rock scene. These labels presided over the shift from the hardcore punk that then dominated the American underground scene to the more diverse styles of alternative rock that were emerging.
Embrace is the debut record and the only release by the American post-hardcore band Embrace.
The Teen Idles were an American hardcore punk band formed in Washington, D.C. in September 1979. Consisting of teenagers Nathan Strejcek, Geordie Grindle, Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson, they recorded two demo sessions and the 1980 Minor Disturbance EP before breaking up in November 1980. The influential independent record label Dischord Records was originally created with the sole purpose of releasing The Teen Idles Minor Disturbance 7" record. They were an early landmark in the D.C. hardcore movement, and MacKaye and Nelson would later form the seminal punk rock outfit Minor Threat.
Pailhead was a short-lived side project of Al Jourgensen of Ministry that featured Dischord Records founder and former Minor Threat frontman Ian MacKaye on vocals. The band's sound was a combination of industrial beats and hardcore punk, presaging what Ministry would later do with Jello Biafra in another side project, Lard.
Skewbald/Grand Union, also known as 2 Songs, is the eponymous archival EP featuring the only studio recordings by American hardcore punk band Skewbald/Grand Union.
Jerry Busher is an American drummer and multi-instrumentalist. He is known for his work with Fidelity Jones and Fugazi.
Flex Your Head is a sampler album featuring early hardcore punk bands from the Washington, D.C. area. It was originally released in January 1982 on Dischord Records, with a pressing of 4,000 copies on vinyl record that sold out within one week; an additional 3,000 copies were released shortly after. In 1982, a third pressing of 2,000 copies was released under license in the United Kingdom by Alternative Tentacles. Each of the first three pressings featured a different front cover.
Void was an American hardcore punk band formed in Columbia, Maryland, in 1980. The group was a pioneering force in the thriving D.C. Hardcore scene in Washington D. C. during the early 1980s, successfully combining elements of punk with heavy metal in a style that was accepted by the scene's otherwise exclusive community. Void's punk metal fusion sound was marked by guitarist Bubba Dupree's innovative guitar work and the "unhinged" vocals of John Weiffenbach, which resonated in the band's chaotic but popular live performances. Like many of their contemporaries, Void had a short-lived recording career—limited to the split-album, Faith/Void Split, with the Faith on Dischord Records—however, they have enjoyed an enduring cult following among hardcore aficionados.
The Faith was an early American hardcore punk band, from Washington D.C., with strong connections to the scene centered on the Dischord label. Along with Minor Threat, The Faith were key players in the early development of hardcore, with a (later) melodic approach that would influence not just associated acts like Rites of Spring, Embrace and Fugazi, but also a subsequent generation of bands such as Nirvana, whose Kurt Cobain was a vocal fan.
The Warmers were a post-hardcore band based in Washington, D.C. active from 1994 to 1997. The band was a trio featuring former Faith vocalist Alec MacKaye, Juan Luis Carrera, and Amy Farina (drums), The Warmers recorded for the Washington D.C. based record label Dischord. Their self-titled album The Warmers, released in February 1996, was praised for its minimalism and Farina's "furious" drumming.
The Untouchables were a hardcore punk band that arose from the Washington, D.C. hardcore punk scene of the late seventies/early eighties. The band existed from October 1979 until January 1981 and released four tracks.
Minor Disturbance is the debut EP by the American hardcore punk band the Teen Idles, released in December 1980. It was the first release by Dischord Records. Comprising eight songs, Minor Disturbance referenced a number of issues pertinent to the band, from being turned away at local concerts due to their age to what they felt was the increasing complacency of many first wave punk bands. Upon its release, Minor Disturbance received positive reviews from local fanzines and gained airplay on local radio stations.
Dischord Records is a Washington, D.C.-based independent record label specializing in the independent punk music of the D.C.-area music scene. The company is co-owned by Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson, who founded the label in December 1980. Before founding Dischord, both MacKaye and Nelson were members of the Teen Idles, and the label was initially meant to only foster a single release from the defunct band, the Minor Disturbance EP. By the time Dischord #1 was finished, many new bands had emerged from the same music scene, and like the Teen Idles, also began releasing their records through Dischord.
Life Time is the first full-length studio album by Rollins Band, fronted by ex-Black Flag singer, Henry Rollins. The album was produced by Ian MacKaye, well known in the genre of hardcore punk for his work with Minor Threat and as co-owner of the Dischord record label. MacKaye was also a childhood friend of Rollins, who acted as a roadie for MacKaye's band The Teen Idles. It was originally released in 1987 and included four live tracks recorded in Kortrijk, Belgium in October 1987. It was subsequently re-mastered and re-released in 1999 without the live tracks, but with the addition of three session tracks from the Do It album of 1987. The 2014 reissue on Dischord includes the live tracks but not the bonus tracks included on the 1999 reissue.
The discography of Fugazi, an American post-hardcore band, consists of six studio albums, four EPs, a compilation album, a soundtrack album, a demo and a series of hundreds of live recordings. All of the band's releases have been published by Dischord Records, the independent record label co-owned and operated by Fugazi singer and guitarist Ian MacKaye.
Rozzlyn Rangers was the name taken by the 5 original members of the Dischord House in Arlington, Virginia in October 1981: Ian MacKaye, Jeff Nelson, Rich Moore, Eddie Janney, and Sab Grey. Dischord House housed Dischord Records. Despite its terribly low ceiling, many DC punk bands practiced in its basement over the years: Minor Threat, Skewbald, Iron Cross, The Faith, Second Wind, Rites of Spring, Embrace, Three, Fugazi, Beefeater, Fidelity Jones, Happy Go Licky, Kingface, One Last Wish, The Evens.
The single play record "Me and You", also known as Egg Hunt, and 2 Songs, is the first and only stand-alone release by the American experimental post-hardcore duo Egg Hunt.