Episode 296 - Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, Black Flag, OFF!)


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We're going wild in the streets on this episode because Damian is joined by his buddy & a goddamn LEGEND: KEITH MORRIS! Listen in as the two discuss the LA punk explosion, & what led up to it, from the most first hand of perspectives. From going with Greg Ginn to see the Dogs in a music wasteland to watching West Coast hardcore take over the globe a few years later. This is NOT TO BE MISSED & don't miss the brand new jammed packed reissue of Group Sex (one of the best records ever!) out now on Trust Records.
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