Posted in TV | music on August 17, 2011

Out of Step

Punk forums and Twitter went aflutter Sunday night when the Minor Threat song "Minor Threat" was played on HBO's Entourage. Given that big companies have a history of using Dischord stuff without permission, some assumed it went down like the Great Nike Copyright Infringement of 2005, or the Forever 21 T-shirt, or the Fox assholery over unauthorized use of "Salad Days."

But nope, it was nothing like that, says Dischord's Alec Bourgeois. "It's not as juicy as it seems," he says over email. "Minor Threat clears plenty of stuff--some of it never runs, some of it does and no one notices."

The Dischord spokesperson says "HBO actually asks all the time. What is more surprising is that they actually used it." [Washington City Paper]

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Comments (25)

now all the hipsters will take to minor threat's last.fm shoutbox to protest this heinous act.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 3:48 PM

since when do punks watch shows bout yuppies and douche bags s.. uh.. fuckit who cares

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 3:48 PM

anyone who hates is being ridiculous. you can still buy every dischord vinyl for $11 at a store.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 3:50 PM

Big deal/who cares?/blahblahblah/etc...

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 3:52 PM

ha,those are my feet.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 3:57 PM

Disgusting tattoo.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 4:02 PM

^yup, straight foul

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 4:04 PM

Use some Tinactin, Jesus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 4:10 PM

i heard a Talking Heads master on that ep too, which is pretty rare.. HBO has the best music supervision

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 4:10 PM

I support Frohawk's take-over of HBO's Music Department.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 4:22 PM

Those toe nails are disgusting

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 4:26 PM

What?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 4:28 PM

Fuckin SELL OUTS brah!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 4:32 PM

Entourage is great if you like ridiculous crap TV shows.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 4:39 PM

Loved Minor Threat and can't afford HBO. What is Entourage?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 4:44 PM

"Punk forums and Twitter"

^ so punk to vent about your scene to a message board and twitter. NOT

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 5:38 PM

i wish more bands were aware of the "adult crash" :(

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 6:05 PM

evens>fugazi>embrace>minor threat

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 6:08 PM

They also played James Blake

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 7:20 PM

they also played U2

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 7:37 PM

minor threat = FUCKING overrated

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 7:59 AM

yeah, you could've at least cropped out those disgusting, filthy scummy toenails...

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 8:17 AM

Was this worth a post on?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 8:58 AM

Dirt in between toes.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 9:52 AM

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