In OFF!-- the 56-year-old Black Flag/Circle Jerks founder's latest soapbox-- he's finally found the three guys every bit as pissed off as he is. And the world's taken notice. It's been at least a year since Anthony "Scatman" Kiedis has left the house without conspicuously donning his cred-grabbing OFF! cap, and even nerds like us couldn't deny the blunt-force fury of OFF!'s masterful First Four EPs.
OFF! runs a little dirtier than the EPs, every instrument-- particularly Coats' skin-grafting guitar-- closer in the mix and scuffed-up just so. Coats manages to slip a doomy intro or a little half-measure solo into a few of these songs, which alone represents OFF!'s biggest progression from the EPs.