The Offspring ‎– I'll Be Waiting / Blackball

Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM


A I'll Be Waiting
B Blackball

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Recorded at South Coast Recording.

The band itself released the single on Black Label Records (which the band named after a brand of beer), as a 7" vinyl record.

Only 1000 copies of this record were made, 500 with a sleeve and 500 without, and it took the band two and a half years to sell them all.

There is a limitied reissue of this record made in 1994, the same year The Offspring released the highly acclaimed Smash. It has the back cover edited so that it only says "1994 LIMITED REISSUE" instead of "Black Label Records 1986" and where you can write to the band.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Etched)): R-10487
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Etched)): R-10488

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January 30, 2008
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.