I grew up in southern CA in the 80s and early 90s surfing and skating. I've listened to, and went to shows of, a lot of great bands. As cassettes got phased out, so did a lot of my punk albums unfortunately.
A few bands/albums have survived the shift over to cd/mp3 with me and still get in the rotation on my ipod...
Face to Face
I remember, I used to have a bunch of great hardcore albums from bands like Uniform Choice, Youth of Today, Ignite, Gorilla Biscuits, etc. and an eclectic mix of punk from all over, back when I was in high school.
Interestingly, around that same time, my dad's friend who knew I liked X, turned me on to the Knitters and the Blasters which, over the years, has lead me down the path of becoming a big fan of American Roots Rock, old country, old rockabilly, etc.