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Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Offs California Skapunk Pioneers

Whoa don't let the title fool you. This is not some skapunk crap like Sublime, Suicide Machines or anything like that. This is more like The Members, Ruts, Clash etc. Led by the late Don Vynil. The Offs were regulars at the Mabuhay Gardens. This mini album has their singles and comp. tracks. If you liked the bands that I mentioned above you will dig this too. They later moved to NYC and made another record entitled Our First Record which I think came out on 415 Records home to The Red Rockers, Translator, and Romeo Void. Much more funkier and really losing it's edge, it is a weaker affair. I might post it for the hell of it one day.


  1. thanx for this!

    they issued this too in 2000, its pretty good but not as good as the Deaf Club tracks

    heres a link if you're interested

  2. Thanks for the link. I actually own that. From what I understand there were supposed to be more live shows from the Mab released. Though this is the only one and I gueess since it's been such a long time since they released this one, that it is not going to happen. Oh well. Thanks for commenting!

  3. The guy who released those is Terry Hammer here is his website and email link he said he cant find distributors or interest in the old recordings so he wont be releasing anymore but you can still buy cd-r's of other shows for $10 and postage just go to the site.Whole hell of a lot of shows

  4. Thanks. I tried the link and it was dead. I did email the address you gave me so who knows. I too have heard that there are tons of stuff available. Many great bands played at The Mab....