Dischord Records


Minor Threat "Out Of Step Outtakes"


In January 1983, Minor Threat went into Inner Ear Studios for the first time as a five-piece (Brian Baker had moved from bass to second guitar and Steve Hansgen was now playing bass). They had six new songs that would end up being the centerpiece of what became the "Out Of Step" 12"ep. There was still blank tape on the reel, so they decided to record an instrumental with the working title "Addams Family," and then recorded new versions of "In My Eyes" and "Filler" to hear what they sounded like with two guitars. "Addams Family" ended up being used as a coda to "Cashing In," but the other two songs were never mixed and largely forgotten for over 35 years until the multitrack tapes were taken into the studio to be digitized in 2021. Surprised by the discovery, vocalist Ian MacKaye and producer Don Zientara mixed the two songs along with the complete take of "Addams Family." These outtakes are now being released on a 7" to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of "Out Of Step."

Track Listing:

1. In My Eyes
2. Filler
3. Addams Family