Not the kind of thing we usually write about around here but I love this too much. A throwback project of sorts, OFF! consists of hardcore/punk rock pioneers Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks) who teamed up with Steven McDonald (Redd Kross), Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), and Mario Rubalcaba (Rocket From The Crypt). Really? Yes!
I caught their set, at the Fader Fort Showcase, in NYC for CMJ this past week among other acts like Glasser, The Babies, A Trak, Tanlines, Freddie Gibbs, Nick Catchdubs, etc… I kind of felt like none of these other acts really came to play. Hardly any crowd acknowledgment and just plain “blah” (with exception to Glasser who played a tight set). Well leave it up to OFF! to come out and “start the show”. Their one minute bursts of fury brought me back to simpler days. So yeah that was the highlight for me, oh and FYI we Miami folk go harder then any of the New Yorkers in attendance… Linda I hope your lip is OK!
OFF!’s debut on Vice Records was released back on October 17th as a 7″. You might recognize the album art, they got Raymond Pettibon to do their designs (he did all the Black Flag covers). Great Stuff.
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