Most songs recorded 11-7-1980 at the Mabuhay Gardens, 443 Broadway bet Montgomery/Kearny (below the On Broadway), San Francisco 94133.
On this recording: Guitar: Billy Hawk. Vocals: Don Vinil. Sax: Bob Roberts & Bobby Martin. Bass: Eric Petersen. Drums: Bob Steeler. Former members included Chris Olson, R.I.P.
The OFFS came to being when V. Vale brought together guitar player Billy Hawk and vocalist Don Vinil. They drew from rhythm & blues, soul, early German experimental music, dub, reggae and rock to create a dynamic new style. Billy Hawk was an old friend of Vale’s, and Don Vinil was in a previous band with Vale called Grand Mal, with Negative Trend guitarist Craig Gray from Canada.