OFF!: First EP: 7″

My first thought when I heard about this, was that it was weird that Keith Morris was fronting another band named after bug spray… Then I heard the record and promptly shut the fuck up. I will say this once and I truly believe it to my core. Keith Morris is punk rock. Period! Four blasts here that will leave you picking up the brain matter off the floor before you know what hit you. Of course it sounds like Black Flag and Circle Jerks. It would be impossible for it not to. The important thing here it that it sounds fresh. The anger is seething. He’s not some old dude trying to cash in on past notoriety. He’s got problems and he’s pissed about it. Back him up with some stellar guys from the likes of Redd Kross, Burning Brides, and Rocket From The Crypt, add some Raymond Pettibon art, and OFF! will remind you that hardcore punk is still alive and angry! I’m anxiously awaiting my “First Four EPs” box set in the mail. Stay tuned for that review.

 –ty (Vice)