The Minus 5 is an American pop rock band, headed by musician Scott McCaughey of Young Fresh Fellows, often in partnership with . guitarist Peter Buck. McCaughey formed the band in 1993 as a side project with Buck, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow of The Posies. Buck had moved to the Seattle area in 1992; the other principals were longtime fixtures of the Seattle music scene.
Nicknamed "the gun album" (because a firearm appears on the album's cover and pops up in the lyrics of several of the songs), 2006's The Minus 5 finds Scott McCaughey indulging his passion for British Invasion-era pop stuff (not an uncommon development), with an all-semi-star collection of friends and collaborators helping to put it on tape, including Peter. Buck, Jeff Tweedy, Colin Meloy, John Wesley Harding, Ken Stringfellow, Kelly Hogan, and even Morgan Fisher (yeah, the one who was in Mott the Hoople).
This album has an average beat per minute of 118 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 78/169 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile The Minus 5. Album starts at 78BPM, ends at 148BPM (+70), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Minus 5.
The Minus 5 is the self-titled seventh full-length album by American rock band The Minus 5. Featuring a lineup of Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck (of . Bill Rieflin, and John Ramberg, it was released in 2006 on Yep Roc records and features contributions from Kelly Hogan, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, and Sean Nelson of Harvey Danger. It is often referred to as "The Gun Album". Rifle Called Goodbye – 3:02.
Summary: Scott McCaughey's seventh Minus 5 album includes contributions from members of Wilco, . The Decemberists, Ministry, The Posies and more. Record Label: Yep Roc. Genre(s): Indie, Rock. It's McCaughey's vision that drives the 5, and the listener couldn't be in more capable hands. 70. Well crafted, easy-on-the-ear janglepop which chugs along in a jaunty fashion. Mr. McCaughey's songs hark back to that 60's moment when exuberant backbeat rock 'n' roll was showing the initial effects of acid.
The Minus 5. Yep Roc., 2006. Also known as "The Gun Album", the Scott McCaughey-centered group's latest features contributions from members of Wilco, . and the Decemberists. Scott McCaughey's guns are deadly. Bleak endings are an obsession for this pop consortium's fearful leader and the loose crew's seventh full-length isn't just nicknamed The Gun Album because of the firearm that graces its cover.