The Descendents

The Descendents are a punk rock band formed in 1977 in Manhattan Beach, California. They have released seven studio albums, three live albums, three compilation albums, and three EPs. They are considered one of the significant punk bands of the 1980s during the hardcore punk movement. In this episode, we learn about the musicality of this band, and how the punk scene has evolved through the years.


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