Circle Jerks

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Tags: punk hardcore punk hardcore punk rock old school punk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1980, this powerful hardcore band featured vocalist Keith Morris (ex-Black Flag) and guitarist Greg Hetson (ex-Redd Kross, later Bad Religion). Roger (Dowding) Rogerson (bass) and Lucky Lehrer (drums) completed the line-up featured on the quartet’s forceful debut album. Their second, Wild In The Streets, was initially issued on Police manager Miles Copeland’s Step Forward/Faulty label. It featured the services of hardcore’s number one drummer, Chuck Biscuits (ex-D.O.A. ), but he would leave in 1984 for a career in Danzig. Appearances on several influential ‘new music’ compilations, including The Decline Of Western Civilisation (they also had a starring role in the film of the same name) and Let Them Eat Jelly Beans confirmed the Circle Jerks’ position at the vanguard of California’s virulent hardcore movement. Long-standing members Morris and Hetson remained at the helm of this compulsive...

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