|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||punk punk rock seen live pop punk ska|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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The archetypal southern California pop punk band, Orange County veterans the Vandals have maintained an irreverent position over their lifetime and while being avowedly anti-political, they nonetheless aim continuous pot shots at likely targets such as self-important punks, domestic violence, social inadequacy, the MTV generation, and the Rollins Band.
Formed in the early 80s by bass player Joe Escalante who had also appeared in seminal punk movie Suburbia, the original Vandals line-up featured Stevo (Steven Jensen, 1959, USA, d. 20 August 2005, Maui; vocals), Jan Nils Ackerman (guitar), and Steve Pfauter (bass; Escalante played drums at this point). The first Vandals EP, 1982s Peace Thru Vandalism, appeared on Bad Religions Epitaph Records. Containing future classics such as Anarchy Burger and Pirates Life, When In Rome Do As The Vandals, was recorded with new bass player Chalmer Lumary. The Vandals...