Descendents had stiff competition in the Los Angeles punk scene of the early ‘80s. Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Minutemen, and plenty more historic bands came out of the idealistic promise land of SoCal. But despite the saturation, the dorks in Descendents are remembered as one of the first-ever pop-punk and perhaps the most influential. Legions of dorks followed and even some cool bands like Blink-182, Green Day and NOFX all listing Decendents as major influences. They’ve earned best album spots on lists from Spin, Rolling Stone and Kerrang!