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SALAD DAYS 7" EP
01. Salad Days
03. Good Guys (Don't Wear White)
Label: Dischord Records
Cat #: Dischord 15
Format: 7" EP
This new Minor Threat EP gives me mixed, or should I say tossed (?), feelings. On "Salad Days" Ian sings about his changes in life and about hardcore having become soft. Ironically this song is done in the standard, ripping Minor Threat "hard"core style. "Good Guys" is a good, and faithful, but unnecessary version of the Standell's "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White". "Stumped" is total garbage and is a complete waste of time just to make this an EP. Might be worth it for the one good cut (Salad Days) or the good pictures, but I think Minor Threat's trying to make a quick buck on us. Motto: Leave well enough alone.
-Greg C. (from Task #2, June 1985)
For some reason, listening to this record makes me feel like shit (though it has little or nothing to do with the music itself). It's just that it reminds me of the not-so-old days when one could feel genuinely enthusiastic and positive about the hardcore scene. Ironically, Ian seems to be dealing with this very issue in the great title cut, which is as bittersweet as it is reflective. The flip songs seem pretty lackluster by comparison, but then screaming at a wall apparently isn't going to bring the motherfucker down after all.
-Jeff Bale (from Maximum Rocknroll #25, May/June 1985)