It’s World Book Day today, but the last thing you need to read (ha!) is another tedious article about how The Dirt is great (and Nikki Sixx has shat all over its legacy with the nonsense that is The Heroin Diaries, FYI) or how insightful the now 15-years-out-of-date The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell is. No, we harangued the TH editorial team for our picks of slightly less obvious picks.
Minor Threat was an American hardcore punk band from Washington DC. Short-lived but very influential, critics have called the band and their work "iconic," and have noted that their "groundbreaking" music "has held up better than [that of] most of their contemporaries." Minor Threat is credited with unintentionally starting the "straight edge movement" from a handful of song lyrics.
They and fellow Washington DC residents Bad Brains set the standard for many hardcore punk bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Read more on Last.fm