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Hometown: Los Angeles, CA (USA)

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The Circle Jerks formed in Los Angeles in 1979. Founding Black Flag member Keith Morris brought the group together with guitarist Greg Hetson, bassist Roger Rogerson and drummer Lucky Lehrer. The band released their debut album Group Sex in 1980, the same year appearing in Penelope Spheeris infamous documentary The Decline of Western Civilization. In the early 80s Rogerson and Lehrer would be out of the band, replaced by bassist Zander Schloss and drummer Keith Clark. The band called it quits by 1990.

The group reunited in 1995 to pursue a major label deal with Mercury Records resulting in the album Oddities, Abnormalities, and Curiosities. Three weeks into the supporting tour the group imploded, with Clark leaving the act for good. The Circle Jerks have continued to sporadically tour in the years since, their activity slowed due to Morris' diagnosis as a diabetic in 2000.

Morris currently works in A&R at V2 Records while Hetson serves as a guitarist in Bad Religion. Schloss has been serving as bassist for the reunited early LA punk band The Weirdos.

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Bad Religion, Black President, Black Flag, D.O.A., FLAG, Keith Morris, OFF!, Redd Kross, The T4 Project

Reviews

Circle Jerks Wild in the Streets [Reissue]

Circle Jerks

Wild in the Streets [Reissue] (2014)

Drastic Plastic

Circle Jerks Live at the House of Blues [12-inch]

Circle Jerks

Live at the House of Blues [12-inch] (2014)

Kung Fu Records

Circle Jerks My Career as a Jerk [DVD]

Circle Jerks

My Career as a Jerk [DVD] (2012)

MVD

Circle Jerks live in Philadelphia

Circle Jerks

live in Philadelphia (2006)

live show

Circle Jerks Live At The House Of Blues DVD

Circle Jerks

Live At The House Of Blues DVD (2005)

Kung Fu

Circle Jerks/Trial By Fire live in Minneapolis

Circle Jerks/Trial By Fire

live in Minneapolis (2002)

live show

Circle Jerks Group Sex/Wild in the Streets

Circle Jerks

Group Sex/Wild in the Streets (2001)

Porterhouse

Circle Jerks Oddities, Abnormalities, and Curiosities

Circle Jerks

Oddities, Abnormalities, and Curiosities (1995)

Mercury

Circle Jerks Oddities, Abnormalities, and Curiosities

Circle Jerks

Oddities, Abnormalities, and Curiosities (1995)

PolyGram

Circle Jerks Golden Shower Of Hits

Circle Jerks

Golden Shower Of Hits (1983)

Avenue

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Interviews

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Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks)

Friday, June 19, 2009 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Keith Morris (OFF!, Black Flag, Circle Jerks)

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Keith Morris (OFF! / Circle Jerks / Black Flag)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Keith Morris (Off!, The Circle Jerks, Black Flag)

Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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