was an American punk rock
band formed in San Pedro
in 1980. Comprising guitarist D. Boon
, bassist Mike Watt
and drummer George Hurley
, the Minutemen recorded four albums and eight EPs
before Boon's unexpected death in December 1985. They were noted in the Californian punk rock community for a philosophy of "jamming econo": a sense of thriftiness reflected in their touring and presentation.