The Circle Jerks is an American punk band. It was formed in 1979 on Hermosa Beach, California by Black Flag's original singer, Keith Morris, and future Bad Religion guitarist Greg Hetson. The band consist of Keith Morris, Greg Hetson, Zander Schloss, Kevin Fitzgerald. They were among the punk bands of the L.A. in the early 1980s.
The band split up and regroup twice, sometimes with different bass players and/or drummers. They disbanded for the first time after the release of their fifth album, 1987's VI, it is because Hetson decided to continue touring and releasing a number of albums with Bad Religion. However, they reunited in 1994 and recorded a reunion album, Oddities, Abnormalities and Curiosities, in the following year, then a tour followed. After that, the band once again parted ways as Hetson was still involved in Bad Religion, but reunited again around 2001. The band has continued touring ever since.
The Circle Jerks have released six full-length studio albums, one compilation, live album and live DVD up to this date. In 1995, came out their last studio release, Oddities, Abnormalities and Curiosities and is the only reunion album the band has released to date.
In 1980, their debut album; Group Sex was released on the Frontier Records label; its 14 songs totaled out at 15 minutes. It featured some songs that Morris had written while in Black Flag (Black Flag claiming the songs that it is "theirs")