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Minutemen, Corona

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Uploaded on Jul 24, 2009

D. Boons last Pedro gig ever. (lyrics below) Used with permission via drummer George Hurley who co-wrote the tune (un-credited) with the late guitarist . It's about broke locals in Mexico feeling lucky by simply finding an empty Corona bottle to redeem for the nickle deposit. The opening guitar lick may sound familiar as It has been way overused by MTV for their Jackass theme lick intro. George told me has not seen dime one from for that or any other minutemen song for many years and SST Records(?) is selling greatest hits CD's and T' shirts. George said his last official correspondence with Mr Flag was an IOU for 10 grand or so over 15 years ago. WTF! So SST, MTV and other unnamed persons of interest may want to keep and eye out for that cute gal and the subpoena under her arm or maybe just do the right thing although there sure isn't much of that going around nowadays... Shot on 3/4" video by Bob Hicks (moi) and Kirk Nelson for a local cable access show in 1985. The Minutemen had just got back from a gig at Madison Square Garden opening for REM and going onstage with them for the encore's. They were on their way..... D. Boone died when his van crashed on his way to an Arizona gig a few days after we shot it .

Lyrics

The people will survive
In their environment
The dirt, scarcity, and the emptiness
Of our South
The injustice of our greed
The practice we inherit
The dirt, scarcity and the emptiness
Of our South
There on the beach
I could see it in her eyes
I only had a Corona
Five cent deposit

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