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The Vandals

Orange County punk veterans the Vandals traced their roots back to the earliest days of their local scene, but didn't really make much of an impact as recording artists until the '90s. By that time, their snide, terminally juvenile humor and catchy punk-pop had done a great deal to set the tone of Orange County's thriving punk and ska scene. Clear spiritual forefathers of bands like the Offspring, blink-182, and Less Than Jake, the Vandals took their cues from early punk comedians like the Dickies and the Descendents, ratcheting up the wiseass factor and delighting in dumb, lowbrow jokes. Sometimes satirical and mostly silly, the Vandals also remained staunchly independent for their entire career, releasing records on a variety of punk indies that afforded them financial and creative control. What was more, their steady lineup from 1989 on afforded them a degree of stability uncommon in punk circles. Solid career management allowed the Vandals to thrive up into the new millennium, over two decades after their formation.

The Vandals were founded in Huntington Beach, CA -- also home to the Crowd and T.S.O.L. -- by guitarist Jan Nils Ackerman in 1980. Their inaugural lineup was completed by vocalist Stevo, bassist Steve Pfauter, and drummer Joe Escalante. Their riotous early shows around Orange County got them banned from several venues, but also worked up enough buzz that their 1982 debut EP, Peace Thru Vandalism, was released by Bad Religion's Epitaph label. It featured signature early numbers like "Anarchy Burger (Hold the Government)," the local radio hit "Urban Struggle," and "The Legend of Pat Brown," about a real-life roommate of Escalante's who went after some undercover cops with his car at a Vandals show in Costa Mesa. The following year, they appeared as themselves in director Penelope Spheeris' punk drama, Suburbia.

The Vandals continued to play around Orange County when they could over the next few years, including a tongue-in-cheek benefit show for the Young Republicans in 1984. The following year, they issued their first full-length LP, When in Rome Do as the Vandals, on the small National Trust label; it featured new bass player Chalmer Lumary, as well as the local radio hits "Lady Killer" and "Mohawk Town." Substantial personnel shifts ensued over the next few years; ex-Fallen Idols singer Dave Quackenbush joined up later in 1985, and Escalante switched from drums to bass. More members came and went; guitarist Warren Fitzgerald came on board in 1987, and drummer Josh Freese joined in 1989, completing a new Vandals lineup that would endure for over a decade afterward.

The album Slippery When Ill, a snarky piss-take on country music that was later reissued under the title The Vandals Play Really Bad Original Country Tunes, was released in 1989. The group subsequently signed with punk indie Triple X, with which they made their first big splash via 1991's Fear of a Punk Planet. With their back catalog out of print, the Vandals next re-recorded much of the band's early material on the 1994 live album Sweatin' to the Oldies. In the meantime, Fitzgerald moonlighted as the guitarist for Oingo Boingo until the group's dissolution in late 1995. Freese also began to branch out with recording sessions for Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves; by the late '90s, he had become an accomplished session drummer for a wide variety of pop and alt-rock acts, and also served stints in Guns N' Roses (the inactive, studio-bound incarnation) and Maynard James Keenan's prog-metal side project, A Perfect Circle.

With the California punk revival in full swing by 1994, the Vandals switched over to the Offspring's new imprint, Nitro Records, for which they cut two albums -- 1995's Live Fast Diarrhea and 1996's The Quickening. Later in 1996, Escalante and Fitzgerald formed their own label, Kung Fu, which was designed to ensure the band's financial independence in the wake of their growing cult popularity on the punk scene. They inaugurated the label at the end of the year with the holiday album Oi to the World: Christmas With the Vandals, and soon set about signing other acts as well. The Vandals returned to Nitro for the 1998 set Hitler Bad, Vandals Good, and completed their contract with 2000's Look What I Almost Stepped In. Having built up Kung Fu into a viable enterprise, they subsequently left Nitro to stick with their own label. Meanwhile, Fitzgerald embarked on another side gig, playing lead guitar with the newly electrified Tenacious D on their 2001 debut album. Freese's session career was also booming by this time, and although he remained a studio regular, he was often replaced during live gigs by a rotating cast of four to five drummers, the most prominent of whom was Brooks Wackerman (later of Bad Religion). Now firmly committed to Kung Fu, the Vandals returned in 2002 with Internet Dating Superstuds. ~ Steve Huey
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Hollywood Potato Chip

1. How They Getcha'

2. Don't Stop Me Now

3. My Neck, My Back

4. Be A Good Robot

5. Manimal

6. My Special Moment

7. Designed By Satan

8. Atrocity

9. Dig A Hole

10. Don't Make Me Get My Fat, Lazy A** Off This Couch

11. I Guess I'll Take You Back

12. Christian Or Canadian

13. I Am Crushed

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Track List: Live At The House Of Blues

Disc 1

1. 43210-1

2. Appreciate My Honesty

3. It's A Fact

4. An Idea For A Movie

5. Pizza Tran

6. Cafe 405

7. Soccer Mom

8. The New You

9. Marry Me

10. Oi To The World

11. Nimby

12. My Brain Tells My Body

13. People That Are Going To Hell

14. Too Much Drama

15. Disproportioned Head

16. Take It Back

17. Unseen Tears Of The Albacore

18. And Now We Dance

19. I've Got An Ape Drape

20. Behind The Music

21. My Girlfriend's Dead

22. I've Got A Date

Disc 2
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Track List: Internet Dating Superstuds

1. 43210-1

2. Appreciate My Honesty

3. I'm Becoming You

4. Disproportioned Head

5. Soccer Mom

6. We'll All Get Laid

7. Little Weirdo

8. I Can't Wait

9. Where's Your Dignity_

10. My Brain Tells My Body

11. When I Say You, I Mean Me

12. The Unseen Tears Of The Albacore

13. My Brother Is Gay

14. Lord Of Dance

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Track List: Look What I Almost Stepped In

1. Behind The Music

2. Sorry, Mom And Dad

3. Go

4. The New You

5. Flowers Are Pretty

6. Jackass

7. What About Me?

8. You're Not The Boss Of Me (Kick It)

9. I'm The Boss Of Me

10. That's My Girl

11. Get A Room

12. San Berdu

13. Crippled & Blind

14. Fourteen

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Track List: The Vandals Play Really Bad Original Country Tunes

1. Clowns Are Experts (At Making Us Laugh)

2. Susanville

3. Desert Woman

4. In America

5. Elvis Decanter

6. Goop All Over The Phone (Pleasant All Over The Bill)

7. Gator Hide

8. Long Hair Queer

9. Play That Country Tuba, Cowboy

10. Complain

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Track List: Hitler Bad, Vandals Good.

1. People That Are Going To Hell

2. Cafe 405

3. My Girlfriend's Dead

4. I Know, Huh?

5. Money's Not An Issue

6. I've Got An Ape Drape

7. If The Gov't Could Read My Mind

8. Too Much Drama

9. Come Out Fighting

10. Euro-Barge

11. F'd Up Girl

12. An Idea For A Movie

13. OK

14. So Long, Farewell

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Track List: The Quickening

1. Stop Smiling

2. It's A Fact

3. Marry Me

4. Allah

5. Tastes Like Chicken

6. (But Then) She Spoke

7. How (Did This Loser Get This Job?)

8. Hungry For You

9. Failure Is The Best Revenge

10. Aging Orange

11. Canine Euthenaisa

12. Moving Up

13. (I'll Make You) Love Me

14. Choosing Your Masters

15. I Believe

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Track List: Sweatin' To The Oldies: The Vandals Live

1. Anarchy Burger (Hold The Government) (Live)

2. The Legend Of Pat Brown (Live)

3. Join Us For Pong (Live)

4. Pizza Tran (Live)

5. The Master Race In Outer Space (Live)

6. Wanna Be Manor (Live)

7. Mohawk Town (Live)

8. Lady Killer (Live)

9. Girls Turn 18 Every Day (Live)

10. Hey Homes! (Live)

11. H.B. Hotel (Live)

12. Pirate's Life (Live)

13. Summer Lovin' (Live)

14. Urban Struggle (Live)

15. Teenage Idol (Live)

16. Goop All Over The Phone (And Pleasant All Over The Bill) Bonus Sound Check Track (Live)

17. (But Then) She Spoke (Live)

18. N.I.M.B.Y. (Live)

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Track List: Fear Of A Punk Planet Anniversary Edition

1. Pizza Train

2. The Rodge

3. Join Us For Pong

4. Hey Holmes!

5. Girls Turn 18 Every Day

6. Kill My Tenant

7. Summer Lovin'

8. The Day Farrah Fawcett Died

9. Anti

10. Teenage Idol

11. Small Wonder

12. Phone Machine

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Track List: Peace Through Vandalism / When In Rome Do As The Vandals

1. Wanna Be Manor

2. Urban Struggle

3. The Legend Of Pat Brown

4. Pirate's Life

5. H.B. Hotel

6. Anarchy Burger (Hold The Government)

9. Master Race (In Outer Space)

11. Mohawk Town

12. Viking Suit

13. Hocus Pocus

14. I'm A Fly

16. Airstream

17. Rico

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Track List: Shingo Japanese Remix Album

1. How They Getcha

2. 4.3.2.1.0.-1

3. Appreciate My Honesty

4. Be A Good Robot

5. Disproportioned Head

6. Little Weirdo

7. When I Say You, I Mean Me

8. The Unseen Tears Of The Albacore

9. I'm Becoming You

10. My Neck, My Back

11. Lord Of The Dance

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The original singer Steve Jensen grew up in my neighborhood of South Buena Park.....he moved to HB and became a total surf punk!
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"I Want to be a Cowboy"is a hilarious song.
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Yea yea yea join us for pong
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Why is "Live Fast Diahrrea" not on here?!
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nicholasguti e r r e z 1 2 0
800th like!! Gimme a sticker mafuckas!!
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zctenten
One of the greatest punk bands of all time!
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Pirate's Life has got to be one of the best / my fave... ONE :)
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That's not east bay ray by any chance is it or just a imitator
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really need the album 'live fast diarrhea' on here
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jdbrown2484
One of the greatest punk bands of all time. There aren't many songs that are bad.
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I have an mp3 of the song f**ked up girl. I love that song, have no clue how I got the mp3, and can not find it anywhere else.
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meh
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They paid their dues and deserve all the credit...... M y girlfriend is dead is a classic by any standard.... . l m a o every time I listen to it !!!
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wheres internet dating super studs????Hol l y w o o d potato chip???
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thefourthwm
ahhh love these guys, first punk show when i was 15. still play the birthday song every year...
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f**k i havnt been to a vandals show in ten years, SO COOL TO HEAR WANNA BE MANOR!! brings back good memories thanks alicia
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ahh the music of my youth!
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mtcanneries
i just found $20
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PATRICK EDWARD BROWN TRIED TO RUN THE COPS DOWOWOWN. PATRICK EDWARD BROWN TRIED TO RUN THE MOTHERF**KIN G COPS INTO THE GROUND!
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butch_odekir k
I've got hockey hair yes i do, they give it out to anyone that means you! You can go to canada and get one too, and then you'll have hockey hair like i do!
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a87chevyhotr o d
WHAT ? PISS ON THE CHEESE ? I STILL GOT FREEDOM.....
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Bobo
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rachellauer1
america stands for freedom, but if you think your free, try walking into a deli and urinating on the cheese
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\/Pure punk\/
http://www.p a n d o r a . c o m / ? s c = s h 2 0 8 1 1 2 5 8 0 3 3 3 4 5 3 4 2 7
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mohawk town is the best punk song,ever
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PEACE THROUGH VANDALISM 4 EVAAA!
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I knew that the Vandals had arrived when they quoted them in that movie "XXX" with Vin Diesel...tha t movie was so Rad...
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Yay for a Punk Planet!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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BA DA DA DA BA BA DA BING
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bromide01
Yeah. Punk = lawyers.
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i <3 Vandals
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"give her that slap of love that keeps her comin around"
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How can you not love the Vandals?
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k13dreams
I had no idea Joe Escalante was an attorney until a couple of weeks ago. That is pretty cool considering I am trying to get into law school myself.
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the vandals are the S**T!
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the vandals are amazing!
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scbsgillespi e
The vandals have few more cds that are
really good. Live fast diarrea, Hollywood potatochip,O i to the world,and BBC sessions(and other polished turds).
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where in the WORLD is the chrismas album?!?!?!! ? ? ! ! ! ? ! it's friggin holiday season!
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joestrass
WHy isn't "Live Fast Diarrhea" available? I want to hear "I have a date!"
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These guys are crazy, stupid, and offensive. And thats why I keep listening to them! :P
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one of the best bands of all time! funny lyrics with the musical skills to back it up
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"Legend of Pat Brown" a classic !
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ijuststoleye r a c c o r d i a n
Wheeeee!
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Anarchy burger, hold the government!! !
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Where's Johnny Two Bags, yo?
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i totally want to "kickit" with this band
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