Top 20 Greatest OC Albums of All Time: Nos. 10 to 1

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4) Fu Manchu-, The Action Is Go (1997)
This definitely ranks as not only one of the greatest OC albums of all time, but one of the greatest skateboarding albums of all time. Capturing the brutal stoner-rock guitar assault of Bob Balch and Scott Hill, this album was a notable step forward in terms of production value, yet it stayed true to the sound and the fury of one of OC's greatest bands. Aside from the fact that "Evil Eye" made it on the soundtrack of the video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, this album defines the essence of skate punk culture behind the Orange Curtain. (Nate Jackson)
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3) The Adolescents, The Blue Album (1981)
Released in 1981, the Fullerton outfit made their mark on the booming SoCal hardcore punk scene, and this album, a breakthrough in many ways, was well-received by their punk contemporaries but garnered little attention outside of the scene. In the years since, the lineup has shifted time and again, but tracks such as "Amoeba" in its teenage angst are timeless, and we can thank Rodney On the ROQ for putting it on the radio once upon a time. (Ian Joulain)


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