Spin recently posted an article looking back at Epitaph Records and the evolution of California punk rock. The feature includes background on the label and quotes from people like L7 Little Kings member (and Pirates of the Caribbean director) Gore Verbinski, Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise, Fat Mike of NOFX, Tim Armstrong of Rancid, Dave Smalley of Down By Law and Dag Nasty.

Label owner Brett Gurewitz talked off punk rock prior to the explosion of bands like Green Day and The Offspring:
To the rest of the world, we were like Civil War reenactors. "You guys are still doing punk shows? How cute."

Check out the article here.