The Reactionaries were a punk rock band formed in San Pedro, California in 1978. The band's continual members were lead vocalist Martin Tamburovich, guitarist D. Boon, bassist Mike Watt, and drummer George Hurley. The Reactionaries existed for most of 1978 and 1979, practicing regularly but rarely if ever performing live. After their breakup in late 1979, Watt and Boon formed the Minutemen and Hurley joined Hey Taxi!; Hurley joined the Minutemen soon afterwards, replacing original Minutemen drummer Frank Tonche.