OFF, First Four EPs (Bonus Version)
A record made in hardcore heaven, OFF! combines the formidable talents of Keith Morris — singer for both Circle Jerks and pre-Rollins Black Flag — Redd Kross bassist Steven Shane McDonald, Dmitri Coates, frontman for underrated Philadelphia band Burning Brides and Mario Rubalcaba, drummer for both Rocket From the Crypt and Hot Snakes. The results are as thrilling as you might imagine, a bleeding-knuckle bar brawl punk record full of 90-second songs that scrape and shout and burn up in record time. The m.o. here is abbreviated brutality: hit hard, hit fast, move on to the next one. OFF is a welcome kick to the throat.