17 Songs, 24 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Featuring first-generation hardcore punk singer Keith Morris, OFF! deliver the goods like it’s 1981. Morris, once the singer for Black Flag and Circle Jerks, simply lets loose with the passionate cries and yelps that his teenaged self surely never expected he'd still be doing so well. The second OFF! album, Wasted Years, was self-recorded in their practice space to 8-track 1/2-inch tape; it reels off 16 songs (17 songs with the bonus track “In Your Arms”) in less time than it takes to change the oil on an old El Camino. Dimitri Coats nails the gritty guitar tone and aggressive chug that makes a punk band rock, while Steven McDonald’s bass and Mario Rubalcaba’s drums form a relentless rhythm section. Fans of Circle Jerks’ Group Sex or simply the self-titled first OFF! album and subsequent EP will be plenty satisfied with this uncompromising set. “Void You Out” sets the nasty tone, and they’re off. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Featuring first-generation hardcore punk singer Keith Morris, OFF! deliver the goods like it’s 1981. Morris, once the singer for Black Flag and Circle Jerks, simply lets loose with the passionate cries and yelps that his teenaged self surely never expected he'd still be doing so well. The second OFF! album, Wasted Years, was self-recorded in their practice space to 8-track 1/2-inch tape; it reels off 16 songs (17 songs with the bonus track “In Your Arms”) in less time than it takes to change the oil on an old El Camino. Dimitri Coats nails the gritty guitar tone and aggressive chug that makes a punk band rock, while Steven McDonald’s bass and Mario Rubalcaba’s drums form a relentless rhythm section. Fans of Circle Jerks’ Group Sex or simply the self-titled first OFF! album and subsequent EP will be plenty satisfied with this uncompromising set. “Void You Out” sets the nasty tone, and they’re off. 

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