SongoftheDay: LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG by CIRCLE JERKS

SongoftheDay: LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG by CIRCLE JERKS

circlejerksThe 1984 film Repo Man did a lot to introduce me to West Coast punk rock.  At the time I was 10 years old and music was just becoming important to me.  Thrash metal had already infected my brain, but punk rock was still new to me.  The sloppiness I love about that genre today was probably the biggest reason the riff-orientated metal 10-year-old me didn’t latch on to punk at the time.  But, when I saw Circle Jerks do the lounge act, “scooby-doo-wop-say-what-yeah” bit in Repo Man, I laughed for months and have never forgot them for that.  Keith Morris is a monster, and his new outfit OFF is pretty fucking awesome at keeping that late 70s L.A. punk sound alive.  The filth of punk rock is always what made it appealing to me, and Circle Jerks sure were filthy. – FATS