We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen is amongst the best, if not the best music related documentary I have watched. If there is indeed a limited number of music documentaries you can watch, then I have alarmingly exceeded this some time ago. As I’m writing this I can’t think of another music documentary that I enjoyed watching more than this. It’s as heart-warming and as touching as any documentary regardless of topic you’re likely to see. A story of 3 down to earth guys supported by loving people to go on and create a truly unique brand of music. It’s not punk, not funk, not folk, not rock and yet it’s all the above. They had more in common with British band like Wire, Gang Of Four, The Pop Group then most of their American counterparts. Most of their songs lasted no longer, yes you guessed it, than a minute. Despite the death of D Moon which untimely ended the band in 1985 this documentary manages to side step any overbearing tragedy overtones, instead offers a bright sunny and altogether uplifting view of the underground American music scene during the early 80s. A resounding success. Oh and the band name has nothing to do with having short songs….