They strike quick, do what they need to do, and get out of dodge before the fuzz shows up. They work fast, packing huge sonic punches in small packages. To that end, Wasted Years still does a remarkably effective job of getting right to the point. The band knocked out 19 tracks in two days in its own studio, only three of which were left on the cutting room floor. Never one to sugarcoat shit, Morris digs into his caustic lyrical mindset as deeply as ever here.
Those elements are a second skin for OFF! Whereas earlier records motored perilously at one speed like a freight train without brakes, there are songs here that manage to ease off the throttle. But hardcore can be a constrictive genre, and it was only a matter of time before the band started kicking their way out of the box, if only a little bit.
It was released on April 8, by Vice Records. As with their previous albums, it features 16 tracks and cover art by Raymond Pettibon. The band recorded 19 songs at their rehearsal space to analog tape , leaving three off of the album. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other albums, see Wasted Years disambiguation. Announce New Album, Wasted Years".
Retrieved The Blot Says. March 21, Consequence of Sound. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 20, Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine. I want my money back! If he stumbles over a phase that he likes, he suddenly start engaing in word play, amusing himself with how certain words work in conjunction. That is to say, despite that Morris might be known as an angry guy, through that ire is a sense of child-like whimsy- a delight in the mere ability to be delighted.
Morris might be pissed off, but he has fun, too. That aspect comes through more strongly on Wasted Years than any previous Morris release. When he screams out "Jackass! The reason why so many other punk bands become tiresome across their albums is because they are mad and have no other level. No one wants to hang out with a sourpuss over the course of two sides of a record.
The reason why OFF! There's spite here, and it's delicious. Wasted Years feels like the third part of a trilogy.