Minor Threat - Salad Days

Minor Threat - Salad Days

Original Release Date


Release Information

UK 7" 1985 (Dischord - DISCHORD FIFTEEN)

1 Salad Days 2:44
2 Stumped 1:55
3 Good Guys 2:14

Chart Placings

UK Indie Hit: 20, 2 wks


Recorded 12-14-83 at Inner Ear Studios
Engineer: Don Zientara
Mix: Jeff, Lyle, Don


Additional Credits

Ian MacKaye - vocals
Lyle Preslar - guitar
Brian Baker - bass
Jeff Nelson - drums

Reviews & Opinions

JEFF BALE, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #25, MAY/JUNE 1985: For some reason, listening to this record makes me feel like shit (though it has little or nothing to do with the music itself). It's just that it reminds me of the not-so-old days when one could feel genuinely enthusiastic and positive about the hardcore scene. Ironically, Ian seems to be dealing with this very issue in the great title cut, which is as bittersweet as it is reflective. The flip songs seem pretty lackluster by comparison, but then screaming at a wall apparently isn't going to bring the motherfucker down after all.

ROAR DECEMBER ‘85/JANUARY ‘86: A motley crew this - one looks like a psychotic Oi-boy and the other three could only be accountants who joined the group by accident. The A-Side (there are 2 so-so tracks on the B) is a hard-hit "American punk" song in which he band bemoan the loss of their boyhood innocence. Too much TV at an early age, that's what I say.

Additional Notes

All pressings were made in France.


Minor Threat - Salad Days - UK 7" 1985 (Dischord - DISCHORD FIFTEEN)Minor Threat - Salad Days - UK 7" 1985 (Dischord - DISCHORD FIFTEEN)

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