Born in the second generation of Bay Area punk, Ribzy’s name is synonymous with the evolution of the South Bay punk music scene. In fact, they helped transfom it from a non-scene to one that eventually came to boast names such as The Faction, Los Olvidados and The Drunk Injuns to name a few. At a time when the Fab Mab was peaking in San Francisco, guitarist/vocalist Greg Oropeza assembled a crew (that would turnover many times in the band’s twenty-five year career) and answered back to the San Francisco scene by throwing their own shows at venues such as Briner Hall in Campbell and inviting headliners such as Black Flag to perform. True old school punk DIY ethic.
The band’s sound evolved over the next two decades, constantly changing as the years went on. ‘81 - ‘85 captures the early spirit of the band with a collection of 30 gritty, raw tracks that include several unlikely covers (The Archies’ “Sugar Sugar” and the Monkees’ “Mary Mary”, etc.).
||San Jose, CA United States
||1981 (41 years 5 months ago)