Group Sex [Frontier]

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Keith Morris once described his brief tenure as Black Flag's lead singer by saying, "I was the Tasmanian devil, the court jester; I was the dog on the chain who was let out of the cage." So it made sense that after the beer-swilling frontman decided to move on, he would form a band even less subtle and more obnoxious than Black Flag who represented punk rock at its most brutal in 1979. Group Sex, the first "album" from Morris' group the Circle Jerks, barrels through 14 songs in just under 16 minutes, and pretty much defined the state of the art in SoCal hardcore, circa 1980: raging minor-chord guitar bashing courtesy of Greg Hetson, later in Bad Religion, speedy drumming Lucky Lehrer punctuates his manic four-four ...
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Editorial Reviews

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Keith Morris once described his brief tenure as Black Flag's lead singer by saying, "I was the Tasmanian devil, the court jester; I was the dog on the chain who was let out of the cage." So it made sense that after the beer-swilling frontman decided to move on, he would form a band even less subtle and more obnoxious than Black Flag who represented punk rock at its most brutal in 1979. Group Sex, the first "album" from Morris' group the Circle Jerks, barrels through 14 songs in just under 16 minutes, and pretty much defined the state of the art in SoCal hardcore, circa 1980: raging minor-chord guitar bashing courtesy of Greg Hetson, later in Bad Religion, speedy drumming Lucky Lehrer punctuates his manic four-four stomp with short, frantic rolls whenever possible, and a bassist Roger Rogerson trying to keep up with it all while Morris bellows about sex "I Just Want Some Skank", drugs "Wasted", politics "Paid Vacation", the idle rich "Beverly Hills", and his own post-teenage rage "World Up My Ass". Some of it's funny, some of it seems to be serious, and it's all one not-so-long blast of raging energy. As such things go, it's tight, reasonably well played, the songs kinda sorta have hooks, and Keith Morris is a pretty good frontman, but if you're looking for nuance, you're pretty much out of luck. Then again, if you were looking for nuance in a Circle Jerks album, you've obviously been misinformed as to how this punk rock stuff works. [The Frontier CD reissue of Group Sex
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2001
  • Label: Frontier Records
  • UPC: 018663100227
  • Catalog Number: 31002
  • Sales rank: 21,537

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Deny Everything (0:27)
  2. 2 I Just Want Some Skank (1:09)
  3. 3 Beverly Hills (1:06)
  4. 4 Operation (1:30)
  5. 5 Back Against the Wall (1:35)
  6. 6 Wasted (0:42)
  7. 7 Behind the Door (1:25)
  8. 8 World Up My Ass (1:17)
  9. 9 Paid Vacation (1:28)
  10. 10 Don't Care (0:35)
  11. 11 Live Fast Die Young (1:33)
  12. 12 What's Your Problem (0:57)
  13. 13 Group Sex (1:03)
  14. 14 Red Tape (0:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Circle Jerks Primary Artist
Greg Hetson Guitar
Lucky Lehrer Drums
Keith Morris Vocals
Roger Rogerson Bass
Technical Credits
The Circle Jerks Producer
Greg Hetson Composer
Ken Lauber Engineer
Cary Markoff Producer
Keith Morris Composer
Roger Rogerson Composer
Cliff Zellman Engineer
Frank DeLuna Mastering
Doug Drug Logo
Shawn Kerri Insert Illustration
Ben Lesko Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Real Punk.

    This is one of the greatest punk albums ever made. Each member of this band is very talented and play their instruments very well. This is pure speed and energy and the way punk should be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I promise that you'll not be able to take this CD out of your stereo.

    Circle Jerks is a great old school punk band that should never be passed up. Group Sex is an awesome CD that may be simple but definately grabs you by your privates and squezes them until you plead mercy. I'm sure your wondering which album would be better, Golden Shower of Hits or Group Sex. Well, honestly, theyre pretty much the same so any would satisfy your punk rock needs.

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    Posted April 2, 2011

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