The Offspring ‎– I'll Be Waiting / Blackball




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January 30, 2008
referencing I'll Be Waiting / Blackball, 7", R-10487
Manic Subsidal was formed in 1984 by guitarist Bryan "Dexter" Holland and bassist Greg K., two friends who met on their high school cross-country team and formed the band "Manic Subsidal." The decision to form a band came outside of a Social Distortion concert, when both were refused entry.Doug Thompson was added for vocals, and Kevin 'Noodles' Wasserman, the school janitor, was welcomed into the band, allegedly because he was old enough to purchase alcohol for Holland and Kriesel, both of whom were under the legal drinking age.The band used Thompson's friend, Jim Benton, as their drummer. Thompson was forced out of the band, while Benton left. This led to Holland taking over on vocals, and James Lilja joining as the drummer. The band changed their name to "The Offspring" in 1985. Lilja quit shortly after the release to pursue a medical career in gynaecology,and was replaced by Ron Welty, who was only 16 years old at the time.