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Over the past four years, OFF! have proven to be more than just a band. They also raise a series of challenging questions. After four decades of heavy use, does punk rock still have any life left in it? Do Keith Morris and his gang of grown-ass punk heroes still have the goods? They’ve answered their own questions with a resounding yes through a packed itinerary of shows and a handful of recordings that are among the rawest musical experiences of the new decade. Combining reckless improvisational energy with the combined skills of four deadly sharp musicians, OFF! have dug down through a decades’ worth of accumulated stylistic garbage, and rediscovered the stripped down core of noise, speed, and rock & roll that punk seemed to have lost forever. Their third full-length studio recording, Wasted Years, is the most direct and in-your-face embodiment of OFF!’s mission yet. Recorded in their practice space, live to 8-track 1/2" tape--with the barest minimum of rehearsal beforehand and enough mic bleed to make punching in over rough spots afterward an impossibility--the album captures the group (Morris, guitarist Dimitri Coats, bassist Steven McDonald, and drummer Mario Rubalcaba) in the spontaneous act of bringing its 16 songs to frenzied life. Listening to it is like jumping into the middle of one of the most chaotic and electrifying creative musical environments on Earth, where Cuban rhythms and Sabbath riffs collide with the energy of a California circle pit. Searingly loud, frantically paced, and best taken in a single 23-minute dose, Wasted Years is a sonic cinder block, a clenched fist raised in the face of rock & roll refinement. If you had any questions about the state of punk in 2014, this is your answer.

Heimatstadt: Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Punk rock


Songs in der Playlist

Off! (2012)

Song erster Stream letzer Stream Anzahl
503 24.01.2015 17.04.2022 56
Borrow and Bomb 20.01.2015 16.02.2022 41
Cracked 18.02.2015 17.06.2022 36
Elimination 22.04.2015 25.03.2022 28
Feelings Are Meant To Be Hurt 12.03.2015 13.06.2022 40
Harbor Freeway Blues 29.01.2015 02.04.2022 36
I Got News For You 16.05.2015 17.05.2022 47
I Need One (I Want One) 07.02.2015 09.02.2022 42
Jet Black Girls 06.02.2015 22.11.2021 40
King Kong Brigade 11.01.2015 09.03.2022 39
Man From Nowhere 17.02.2015 25.03.2022 29
Toxic Box 03.01.2015 20.04.2022 30
Vaporized 01.01.2015 10.01.2022 47
Wiped Out - - 0
Wrong 11.01.2015 23.06.2022 29
Zero For Conduct 25.03.2015 09.12.2021 50

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Song erster Stream letzer Stream Anzahl
Wiped Out 13.01.2015 25.03.2022 67