Monday, June 11, 2007

LA Celebrity Sighting #16

Keith Morris (seen here on the right) was the original singer for Black Flag until 1979 when he left and formed the hardcore skate/surf-punk outfit the Circle Jerks out of Hermosa Beach. Any self-respecting SoCal punk fan should have the Circle Jerks' debut album Group Sex on their shelf. I ran into Keith at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, buying a shitload of vinyl, and anxiously examining them at the counter for scratches. Sure, he looks like a goofball these days - a mix between Leon Trotsky and a Jah dance-hall DJ - but if you doubt the significance of this man's recording career, go home and download Black Flag's Nervous Breakdown EP. Don't argue - just do it.

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