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November 29, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM
Satire can be a blood sport, and the Vandals don't flinch from drawing some in "Aging Orange," a new song lambasting Agent Orange, their fellow alums from the early '80s Orange County punk rock boom. Mockery is the method and humiliation the aim, as the Vandals weigh in against Mike Palm, the Agent Orange leader who has kept the band going since 1978, making it the longest continuously running O.C.-rooted punk-alternative band.
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November 29, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Santa needs to find out who's naughty and nice on the Orange County rock scene, any punk-loving elf can tell him that the Vandals belong on his Christmas blacklist. For 15 years, this rudely satiric band has foisted naughtiness and silliness on the world, with a special penchant for chronicling and snickering at trends and events in the world of punk rock. But if Santa looks benevolently on boys who stay busy, the Vandals may rate more than a chunk of coal in their stocking.
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August 24, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM
The return of the Vandals from Europe had promised to ignite a fight on the local rock scene over control of the band's name, but it could be slow in brewing--if it comes about at all. While the group led by bassist Joe Escalante toured overseas this summer, three former Vandals, including the band's founder, Jan Ackermann, and its original singer, Steve (Stevo) Jensen, staged a one-show reunion in late July, billing themselves as the Original Vandals.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM
Satire can be a blood sport, and the Vandals don't flinch from drawing some in "Aging Orange," a new song lambasting Agent Orange, their fellow alums from the early '80s Orange County punk rock boom. Mockery is the method and humiliation the aim, as the Vandals weigh in against Mike Palm, the Agent Orange leader who has kept the band going since 1978, making it the longest continuously running O.C.-rooted punk-alternative band.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Santa needs to find out who's naughty and nice on the Orange County rock scene, any punk-loving elf can tell him that the Vandals belong on his Christmas blacklist. For 15 years, this rudely satiric band has foisted naughtiness and silliness on the world, with a special penchant for chronicling and snickering at trends and events in the world of punk rock. But if Santa looks benevolently on boys who stay busy, the Vandals may rate more than a chunk of coal in their stocking.
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August 24, 1989 | Mike Boehm
The Vandals who overran Rome with spears and swords 1,500 years ago may have had an easier time of it than the punk-rock Vandals who campaigned across Europe this summer with guitars and amps. Despite a traumatic blowup with the tour's West German booking agents, the three-month, 56-concert trip was worth the trouble, Vandals leader Joe Escalante said after returning last week (the group plays a homecoming show Saturday at Night Moves in Huntington Beach).
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July 7, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
While one set of Vandals is on tour in Europe, a second band of Vandals has formed and is claiming to represent the true legacy of the long-running punk rock group that formed in Huntington Beach during the early 1980s. The Euro-touring Vandals band includes one original member, Joe Escalante, and two others who played on the "Slippery When Ill" album that the Vandals released on Restless Records.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM
The return of the Vandals from Europe had promised to ignite a fight on the local rock scene over control of the band's name, but it could be slow in brewing--if it comes about at all. While the group led by bassist Joe Escalante toured overseas this summer, three former Vandals, including the band's founder, Jan Ackermann, and its original singer, Steve (Stevo) Jensen, staged a one-show reunion in late July, billing themselves as the Original Vandals.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1989 | Mike Boehm
The Vandals who overran Rome with spears and swords 1,500 years ago may have had an easier time of it than the punk-rock Vandals who campaigned across Europe this summer with guitars and amps. Despite a traumatic blowup with the tour's West German booking agents, the three-month, 56-concert trip was worth the trouble, Vandals leader Joe Escalante said after returning last week (the group plays a homecoming show Saturday at Night Moves in Huntington Beach).
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
While one set of Vandals is on tour in Europe, a second band of Vandals has formed and is claiming to represent the true legacy of the long-running punk rock group that formed in Huntington Beach during the early 1980s. The Euro-touring Vandals band includes one original member, Joe Escalante, and two others who played on the "Slippery When Ill" album that the Vandals released on Restless Records.
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