All

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Recorded: 
Jan 1987
Released: 
1987
Genre: 
Punk
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Catalog #: 
SST 112
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All is the fourth album by the Descendents, released in 1987 through SST Records. It was their first album with guitarist Stephen Egerton and bassist Karl Alvarez, and their final studio album before singer Milo Aukerman left the band to pursue a career in biochemistry. The album is titled after the concept of "All", invented by drummer Bill Stevenson and friend Pat McCuistion in 1980. Based on the goals of achieving "the total extent" and "to not settle for some, to always go for All", the philosophy was the subject of the one-second title track, the two-second "No, All!", and "All-O-Gistics". Following Aukerman's departure the band renamed themselves All, recruiting singer Dave Smalley and releasing eight albums between 1988 and 1995 before reuniting with Aukerman to record and perform as the Descendents again on Everything Sucks.