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Moral Crux

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Ephrata WA, United States (1983 – present)

Moral Crux are a punk band from Ephrata, Washington.

Formed in 1983 by James Farris and Jeff Jenkins, the remaining original members. Jarred Brown plays guitar and Lee Lester drums.

They cite influences from classic bands like The Clash, Ramones, Generation X, Lou Reed, New York Dolls, The Damned, Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, Circle Jerks, and TSOL, among others.


The following is an excerpt of a Moral Crux concert review from Flipside magazine:

“Politically charged, severely (almost criminally) underrated, I suspect they’d have a much more receptive audience touring with the likes of the Queers, but I enjoyed the set quite a bit. The lead singer’s the visual centerpiece, jumping, creeping, swinging around. … What I also noticed was the bassist was phenomenal, transforming a rather simple rhythm section into a fell webbing of sound that was fuller and more satisfying than ass-simple pop-punk.”

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  • DeliciousVomit

    Western Washington? Moses Lake is in Eastern WA... oh well great band, can't wait to see 'em next year

    26 Dec 2011 Reply
  • unkldrtnp

    any band that does a split with boris the sprinkler deserves your attention.

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • LPan

    Spokane proud!

    3 Sep 2010 Reply
  • AdRock1

    Saw these guys at Gilman Street, SF in 1989 and was favorably impressed--I still have the t-shirt!

    13 Feb 2009 Reply
  • dstarry

    Great punk rock band...I've been listening to these guys since '85!

    31 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Trainwrek9

    Why no fans? :(

    17 Oct 2008 Reply
  • the5-thramone

    аааа крутая банда

    20 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Jailhouse28

    New Moral Crux material coming very soon on Jailhouse! Records. 12 very limited edition hand numbered Color Vinyl limited to 200 copies, as well as cd split with Teenage Rehab. More Brand new material on it's way.

    7 Jun 2007 Reply
  • Mako-Zombie

    I know these guys personally, I'm cool.

    20 Nov 2006 Reply