I find it very odd that neither Keith Morris nor OFF! are part of Glitterhouse Records’ upcoming Jeffrey Lee Pierce tribute album dubbed The Journey is Long. The small German record company was able to pull together some big names for the project – which is to rework or reimagine some of Jeffrey Lee Pierce’s lost or unrecorded or hidden away until now songs – including Mark Lanegan, Nick Cave and Lydia Lunch, but no OFF! Hmm. There can only be two logical explanations for this: Keith Morris thinks this whole thing is bullshit OR they didn’t ask him. Either would be a travesty, and let me tell you dear readers, it takes a real fucking travesty for me to ever use the word travesty in anything I write.
Oh well. Cue OFF! This is pretty fucking good. I will admit it took me a while to really give OFF! a chance. I thought it was just a Black Flag cover band that happened to have a member of Black Flag in it. I was wrong, these guys kill.
For the tracklist and info on the Jeffrey Lee Pierce tribute album due out in March, go here.