|Recorded||August 1, 1981|
SST (214) (reissue)
|The Minutemen chronology|
Joy is a three-song seven-inch EP by American hardcore punk band Minutemen. Recorded not long after the release of their first EP Paranoid Time, it was the first release that Minutemen had issued on their own New Alliance Records label in 1981. Their first full-length album The Punch Line hit record store shelves three months after the release of Joy although Joy was recorded after The Punch Line.
The EP also appears as part of the My First Bells cassette and the Post-Mersh Vol. 3 CD, both on SST Records. SST reissued the EP in 1987 not long after buying New Alliance Records from Mike Watt. When SST took over the New Alliance label and back catalogue, the label redated the copyright on the EP to be 1987, causing some fans to believe that the EP contained previously unreleased material. The EP was also reissued as a 10" colored vinyl EP and in 1988 as a three-inch CD.
The entire EP was recorded and mixed in five hours.
- Side one
- "Joy" (Hurley, Watt)
- "Black Sheep" (Hurley, Watt)
- Side two
- "More Joy" (Boon, Cadena, Watt)
- Ibarra, Craig (2015). A Wailing Of A Town: An Oral History of Early San Pedro Punk And More 1977-1985. END FWY. pp. 101–102. ISBN 978-0-9860971-0-2. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)