Descendents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": punk punk rock hardcore punk pop punk hardcore Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Los Angeles, California, USA punk band, formed in 1978, whose first stage of development was as a three-piece. Frank Navetta (vocals/guitar), Tony Lombardo (vocals/bass) and Bill Stevenson (drums) played power pop along the lines of the Buzzcocks. It was this line-up that recorded the debut ‘Ride The Wild’ single, and they collaborated with singer Cecilia for some six months before the near-legendary Milo Aukerman became the first regular vocalist. The resulting period was characterized by songs about fishing and food; titles such as ‘Weinerschnitzel’ and the self-parodying ‘Fat’ hail from these merry times. The band also had a predilection for loading up on caffeine and measuring the results in song velocity on tour. Shortly afterwards, things became more serious, as the quartet recorded their debut album, 1981’s Milo Goes To College, for posterity; again the title was self-explanatory, with Aukerman indeed being college-bound....

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