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Classic Album Review: All / Descendents | Live Plus One

Crank this live two-fer to enjoy one of the greatest punk double-bills that never was.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Punk fans can’t really lose with this two-fer live set of gigs from L.A. hardcore pioneers The Descendents and their own musical descendants All.

If it’s a dose of snot-rocket punk nostalgia you’re after, the Descendents disc — recorded back in ’96 on the Everything Sucks tour with original vocalist Milo Aukerman — fills the bill with a set heavy on caffeinated faves like My Dad Sucks, Weinerschnitzel, I Like Food and Everything Sux, all of which deftly illustrate the band’s potent blend of humour and heart. If it’s new stuff you want, the disc of All — basically the rest of the band with vocalist Chad Price — display their popcore power on a 22-song set of intelligently hard-hitting tracks like Fairweather Friend, Skin Deep and Self-Righteous, taped this spring. Or play ’em both back-to-back and enjoy one of the greatest punk double-bills that never was.