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The Minus 5

The Minus 5 began life as a side project of the Young Fresh Fellows' Scott McCaughey, who formed the band in 1993. McCaughey designed the Minus 5 as a pop collective, and each record the group released featured a new lineup. Throughout these releases, he worked the most frequently with R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, who was featured on the group's eponymous debut EP, which was only released through They Might Be Giants' mail-order record club, Hello Records. By the time they recorded their full-length debut album, Old Liquidator, in 1995, the Minus 5 consisted of McCaughey, Buck, and the Posies' Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow. After releasing Old Liquidator on East Side Digital, the group reconvened in late 1996 to record its Hollywood debut, The Lonesome Death of Buck McCoy, which appeared in the spring of 1997.

The same year, McCaughey's solo album My Chartreuse Opinion was reissued by Hollywood as a Minus 5 album, and the Minus 5 and the Young Fresh Fellows faced off on a special double-disc split release, Let the War Against Music Begin/Because We Hate You. After a changing of the guard at Hollywood Records, the Minus 5 found themselves back in the independent leagues in 2003, with the Return to Sender label releasing a collection of outtakes from Let the War Against Music Begin called I Don't Know Who I Am before McCaughey signed the band to the Yep Roc label for his collaboration with Jeff Tweedy, Down with Wilco. Yep Roc also issued an EP dominated by Down with Wilco outtakes, At the Organ, and reissued In Rock, a collection of tunes McCaughey recorded in a single day in 2000. The full-length In Rock and the EP At the Organ appeared in 2004, followed by the eponymous The Minus 5 (aka "The Gun Album") in 2006 and Killingsworth in 2009.

Peter Buck had frequently employed McCaughey as a guest musician with R.E.M., and after the band broke up in 2011, Buck recruited McCaughey to help record a pair of solo albums (2012's Peter Buck and 2014's I Am Back to Blow Your Mind Once Again) in McCaughey's personal studio that featured other Minus 5 associates, including Kurt Bloch on guitar and Bill Rieflin on drums. For 2014's Record Store Day, McCaughey compiled a limited-edition, vinyl-only box set of rare and unreleased Minus 5 material, Scott the Hoople in the Dungeon of Horror. In March 2015, Yep Roc Records issued Dungeon Golds, a 12-song collection of highlights from the Scott the Hoople box set.

In August 2016, McCaughey released a new Minus 5 album, Of Monkees & Men, which featured songs paying homage to each member of the celebrated media-made pop group. The album also found the Minus 5 tipping their hats to Monkees songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, the celebrated alt-country band Richmond Fontaine, and actor Robert Ryan. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Dungeon Golds

1. My Generation

2. Its Beautiful Here

3. In The Ground

4. Adios Half Soldier

5. Zero Clowns

6. Chinese Saucer Magnolia

7. It's Magenta, Man!

8. The History You Hate

9. Sorry Town

10. Remain In Lifeboat

11. Hold Down The Fort

12. The Unforeseen

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Track List: Killingsworth

1. Dark Hand Of Contagion

2. The Long Hell

3. The Disembowelers

4. The Lurking Barrister

5. It Won't Do You Any Good

6. Vintage Violet

7. Scott Walker's Fault

8. Big Beat Up Moon

9. I Would Rather Sacrifice You

10. Ambulance Dancehall

11. Gash In The Cocoon

12. Smoke On, Jerry

13. Your Favorite Mass

14. Tonight You're Buying Me A Drink, Bub

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Track List: The Minus 5

1. Rifle Called Goodbye

2. Aw S**t Man

3. Out There On The Maroon

4. My Life As A Creep

5. With A Gun

6. Cemetery Row

7. Twilight Distillery

8. Cigarettes Coffee And Booze

9. Leftover Life To Kill

10. Hotel Senator

11. Bought A Rope

12. All Worn Out

13. Original Luke

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Track List: At The Organ EP

1. Lyrical Stance

2. Hotel Senator

3. Formerly Hail Centurion

4. Film Of The Movie

5. The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply (Seattle Version)

6. The Days Of Wine And Booze (Original)

7. One More Bottle To Go

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Track List: In Rock

1. Bambi Molester

2. Dear My Inspiration

3. In A Lonely Coffin

4. The Forgotten Fridays

5. Courage Is The Smallest Bird

6. The Girl I Never Met

7. The Night Chicago Died Again

8. Where The Wires Meet The Skies

9. Lies Of The Living Dead

10. Dr. Evil: Doctor Of Evil

11. Cosmic Jive

12. Over The Sea

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Track List: Down With Wilco

1. Days Of Wine And Booze

2. Retrieval Of You

3. That's Not The Way It's Done

4. The Town That Lost It's Groove Supply

5. Daggers Drawn

6. Where Will You Go?

7. Life Left Him There

8. The Family Gardener

9. The Old Plantation

10. What I Don't Believe

11. View From Below

12. I'm Not Bitter

13. Dear Employer

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Track List: Of Monkees And Men

1. Michael Nesmith

2. Davy Gets The Girl

3. Song For Peter Tork

4. Micky\x92s A Cool Drummer

5. Boyce And Hart

6. Blue Rickenbacker

7. Robert Ryan Is Among Us

8. Richmond Fontaine

9. Weymer Never Dies

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Meloy does guest vocals
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samuel.schei n b a r t
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
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No way this isn't Meloy.
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Completely, and utterly Meloy.
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One of my favorites!!! !
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HEHE ZOMG ITS COLIN MELOY
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Is this Colin Meloy??
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Is this Colin Meloy?
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Hey, this guy kinda sounds like Colin Meloy.
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Thank God its Meloy.
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lorinzo2002
It's because it was Colin Meloy. Scott McCaughey is the lead singer of The Minus 5, but he has had Colin as a guest singer a few times. Along with Wilco and someone else I can't remember.
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its got to be collin meloy. he must have been in one of th emany linups th eband has sported?
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Totally Meloy
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it must be. there's no way.
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I thought so too. It's not?!!
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This guy sounds a lot like Colin Meloy

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