NOFX is one of the best loved punk rock bands of all time because they never soul doubt...continually making their legions of fans laugh and think.
The gods of humor-core are back this time with predictions of the end of the world.
The Quickening delivers the freak humor that Vandals fans have come to know and love.
They also managed to do so on their own terms, building a sizable following without dealing with major labels and releasing much of their material on their own Kung Fu Records imprint. 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.
After establishing their creative template on 1990's Fear of a Punk Planet and cutting fan favorites like 1998's Hitler Bad, Vandals Good and 2000's Look What I Almost Stepped In ..., the Vandals have rarely gone out of their way to break new ground, but they can slip into metal and punk styles when they feel like it, and their catalog includes detours into fractured country music (1989's Slippery When Ill, later reworked into The Vandals Play Really Bad Original Country Tunes) and Christmas carols (1996's Christmas with the Vandals: Oi to the World). 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.
Ladies and gentlemen, Kung Fu Records is proud to present Hollywood Potato Chip, the latest album from The Vandals.
By bringing in a few heavy-hitters to the cause, namely Jerry Finn (AFI, Blink-182, Alkaline Trio and 100 others) who mixed the album, makes Hollywood Potato Chip an exceptional album among a history of exceptional albums.
Unapologetically devoted to silly and/or tasteless humor along with crunchy guitars, aggressive but hook-infused tunes, and revved-up rhythms, the Vandals have been together since 1980, and despite personnel changes and occasional downtime, they've continued to crank out tight and snarky punk rock for almost 40 years. Their inaugural lineup was completed by vocalist Stevo, bassist Steve Pfauter, and drummer Joe Escalante.
Neither their humor nor their musical skills have developed past the junior high level, as they still pound out three-chord punk at a fast clip, shouting out vulgarities.
Features the tracks 'Let The Bad Times Roll', 'And Now We Dance' and more. Internet Dating Superstuds songs This is The Vandals second album with Nitro Records.
) Another mystique to The Vandals is their virtual empire touching nearly all aspects of the entertainment industry and human life itself. * Dave still runs his own alcohol distribution company and employs people with Mohawks.