Possible Self-Esteem Issues
:: Offenders – I Hate Myself ::
:: Offenders - Bad Times ::
I was listening to the excellent R Radical Records P.E.A.C.E. compilation the other day after not hearing if for a long time. When “Face Down in the Dirt” came on I was reminded of how much I loved The Offenders when I was a kid, and still do. A thrash band from Austin, TX like R Radical founders MDC, The Offenders put out a pair of LP’s and a two singles between 1981 and 1985. The second LP, “Endless Struggle”, is definitely the one to search out. The bass player and main songwriter, Mikey Donaldson (a.k.a. Mikey Offender), an original member of MDC, later did a stint with D.R.I. and co-founded Sister Double Happiness with Dicks’ singer Gary Floyd. He’s back with MDC on their latest album (Corpses of the Ultimate Dominators) as well as their upcoming tour in the fall.
This single came out on Rabid Cat Records back in 1984, and it’s a celebrated piece of thrash here at Casa de Phil. The vocals are fiery, the guitar ferocious, and the lyrics furious. What more could you f’ing want? Lyrics are here if you want to know what they’re saying.