Offenders - Endless Struggle
Of all the historic punk and hardcore bands based in Austin in the early 80s—MDC, D.R.I., the Big Boys, the Dicks—Offenders remain the least celebrated. despite the fact that Johnson was a founding member of MDC (when they were still called the Stains) and Donaldson played on D.R.I.’s seminal 1985 album Dealing With It. In an effort to rectify this blind spot, 1983’s We Must Rebel, 1985’s Endless Struggle, and the 1984 7” “I Hate Myself”/“Bad Times” have been collected by Southern Lord as a double-LP anthology including beefed-up fidelity. Not that these songs have ever sounded less than staggeringly savage.