Label: Real Gone
Reissued 2017, originally released 1994
Jeff Ott, the leader of Fifteen, is one of punk-rock's most intriguing figures. Sexually abused as a child and homeless in his teens, Ott brought a personal perspective to such topics as pacified, drug addiction, and racism that was a refreshing break from the doctrinaire rant 'n' can't that marred many a punk song, and his voice-while definitely untrained-lent his music a vulnerable, everyman touch. This record, the third by his band Fifteen, is reckoned by most to be their finest, and because it came out in 1994, it was only out on vinyl for a heartbeat, and therefore sells for inappropriately lofty sums. Real Gone's reissue of this classic East Bay punk album comes in maroon vinyl limited to 1000 copies!