Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: punk punk rock la punk 77 style punk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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One of the strongest bands to emerge from the Los Angeles, California, USA punk explosion, the Weirdos formed in 1976 following a short spell known as the Barbies and Luxurious Adults. Comprising John Denney (vocals), Dix Denney (guitar), Cliff Roman (guitar), David Trout (bass) and Nickey ‘Beat’ Alexander (drums), the Weirdos recorded several excellent singles, notably ‘Destroy All Music’ (1977) and ‘We Got The Neutron Bomb’ (1978) for cult label Dangerhouse Records, but the band was plagued by internal problems, with Trout and Alexander both departing. The 1979 EP Who? What? When? Where? Why? showed some of the Weirdos’ early fire but further changes in the rhythm section undermined their progress. They broke up in 1981, but re-formed in 1990 for Condor, which featured the Denney brothers and contributions from Roman and Alexander. A further reunion took place in 2004.

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