The Angry Samoans

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s

Biography

Formed in August 1978, in Van Nuys, California, USA, the Angry Samoans were one of the original Los Angeles punk bands, along with Fear, Black Flag, Circle Jerks and X. The fact that they never achieved quite as much as those other bands can be explained by a disappointingly curt discography. After numerous personnel changes, the most solid line-up comprised core duo ‘Metal’ Mike Saunders (guitar/vocals) and Gregg Turner (guitar/vocals), plus Todd Homer (bass/vocals), Steve Drojensky (guitar) and Bill Vockeroth (drums). Leaning toward the humorous side of punk in the same way as the Ramones and Dickies, the Samoans’ songs featured titles such as ‘I’m A Pig’, ‘My Old Man’s A Fatso’, ‘Attack Of The Mushroom People’, and ‘They Saved Hitler’s Cock’. Following two EPs and one album for Bad Trip, they laid low for some time, before re-emerging in the late 80s via the auspices of Triple X Records....

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