Sep 12, 2022
Brian Baker of Bad
Religion, Beach Rats, Fake Names and formerly of Minor Threat, Dag Nasty
and The Meatmen discusses the collectable records of his career and
shares some stories of a life making music.
- Brian’s early collection
- Why Brian sold his records
- Modern record shopping
- Piecing together some collectable records of his career
- Ian comes through with a Red Minor Threat EP
- Minor Threat touring as minors
- Brian joining Minor Threat
- The early 3 string Minor Threat bass
- What came first: Band name ‘Minor Threat’ or song ‘Minor
- The interest of Minor Threat 40 years on
- Possible other names considered for ‘Minor Threat’
- Brian doesn’t listen to the words
- The rehearsals before recording the 1st EP
- The intent of Dischord to document the music
- Brian defers a lot of questions to Ian
- Memories of recording the 1st Minor Threat EP
- The songs for “In My Eyes” EP
- Did they refer to the 1st EP as “Filler”?
- The band’s reaction about the early demand for the 1st EP
- How did the band sell/distribute the 1st EP?
- Memories of the assembly and folding parties
- The multiple repressings funded other Dischord records
- Lyle goes to College
- Brian’s time with Tesco Vee and The Meatmen
- Jello Biafra’s contributions to Minor Threat
- When did Bad Religion get on Brian’s radar?
- Joining Bad Religion, Atlantic, replacing Mr Brett
- Backing out of REM tour
- Collaborating with songwriters in Minor Threat & Bad
- Brian doesn’t like writing lyrics
- Any guilty pleasure music?
- Brian’s love and history for The Beatles
- Brian’s love for AC/DC
- Malcolm Young tattoo, funeral service
- Brian playing with Santana at age 12
- Let’s find this Santana bootleg
- What’s next for Bad Religion?
- Other records Brian is on: Beach Rats and Fake Names
- Interview wrap up
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