Double Nickels On The Dime
, which spans an almighty 45 tracks, was Minutemen's third studio album. Bassist, Mike Watt told us
that fellow Hardcore Punk band, Hüsker Dü, inspired the band to write a double album: "The Hüskers came to town and recorded Zen Arcade
. And we go, 'Wow, they made a double album, we should do that, too.' So we wrote a whole bunch of songs and recorded another album and put them together." Double Nickels...
, which is famed for its expansive sound and lyrical content, is widely regarded as one of the most influential albums of the 1980s. In 2003, Rolling Stone
magazine ranked it at #411 on their "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list.