18. Double Nickels On The Dime
Year released: 1984
Mike Watt's Minutemen crew came up with this album title in response to the Sammy Hagar song "I Can't Drive 55," deciding that driving fast wasn't necessarily an act of protest. It took photographer Dirk Vandenberg two days of driving with Watt in his Volkswagen Beetle to nail the shot. "There were three elements that Mike wanted in the photo," he later remarked, "a natural kind of glint in his eyes reflected in the rearview mirror, the speedometer pinned exactly at 55mph, and, of course, the San Pedro sign guiding us home."