Thanks to Ian MacKaye, SLC Punk! got Minor Threat on its soundtrack for free
In an oral history detailing SLC Punk!’s production, Billboard’s Tatiana Tenreyro spoke to writer/director James Merendino, music supervisor Melanie Miller, and members of the cast about how this soundtrack came together. As the interview notes, the movie didn’t have an original score and “instead features over 30 songs” from a wide array of artists. For a low-budget movie, getting rights to the music was complicated.