In early 1981 Minor Threat made their first trip to the studio. The band recorded all of the songs that they had written in the short time they had been together, but were apparently unsatisfied with their performance and never bothered to do a final mix of the tape. Instead they went back into the studio a month later and recorded what would become their debut, the eight-song eponymous 7"EP (Dischord #3). The tape of the first demo was discovered when Dischord started work on the 'Twenty Years of Dischord' boxset. Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara mixed the tape in December of 2001, but the release was shelved by the label while work was being done on the boxset. The rough mix of this first demo has appeared on bootlegs over the years, but this is the first time that the master tapes have been made available.