Band Profile

The Vandals

The Vandals
Hometown: Orange County, California Current Label: Kung Fu Records Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Dave Quackenbush - Vocals
Warren Fitzgerald - Guitar
Joe Escalante - Bass
Josh Freese - Drums

The Vandals Bio:

The Vandals are an American rock band established in 1980 in Huntington Beach, California. Forming as part of the second wave of American punk rock, the band has released ten full-length studio albums and two live albums and have toured the world extensively, including performances on the Vans Warped Tour. They are well-known for their use of humor, preferring to use their music as a vehicle for entertainment and sarcasm rather than as a platform for more "serious" issues.[1] They are currently recording for Kung Fu Records.

The band's lineup fluctuated significantly over their first nine years, though founding members Steven Ronald "Stevo" Jensen, guitarist Jan Nils Ackermann, and first consistent drummer Joe Escalante remained regular fixtures. Of the early members only Escalante has remained through all subsequent incarnations of the band. The current lineup of Escalante, Dave Quackenbush, Warren Fitzgerald, and Josh Freese has remained intact since 1990 and is generally considered far removed from the band's early 1980s incarnation. Since 2002 Escalante has released all of the band's albums through his Kung Fu Records label, with Fitzgerald generally producing.

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  1. Blast from the Past: Vandals (with Byron from Pennywise) play “America, Fuck Yeah” for US troops in Sadr City11/14/2012 6:13 PM | Permalink

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  14. DS Photo Gallery & Show Review: The Vandals in Pomona, CA (7/3/14)7/14/2014 3:27 PM | Permalink

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  16. Brooks Wackerman to fill in for Josh Freese in The Vandals on “Summer Nationals” tour7/27/2014 10:08 PM | Permalink

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  17. Video: Joe Escalante (the Vandals) rides around on a unicycle during the Offspring’s intermission8/4/2014 2:34 PM | Permalink

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  19. The Vandals offer free download of new song “It’s Got To Be Ska” from Reggie Watts mockumentary10/30/2014 12:22 PM | Permalink

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  20. The Vandals stream cover of Jacko’s “I’m An Individual”2/17/2015 3:14 PM | Permalink

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  21. nicholassscott
    nicholassscott6/15/2015 11:36 PM | Permalink

    Beautiful!!!

  22. darnellhall7/15/2015 3:56 AM | Permalink

    fantastic stuff

  23. DS Photo Gallery and Show Review: The Vandals’ 20th Annual Christmas Formal (12.19.15 in Anaheim, CA)12/24/2015 12:01 PM | Permalink

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  24. nealden95
    nealden953/12/2016 1:48 AM | Permalink

    soo nice song.

  25. ‘Remember The Punks’ music festival announces lineup (The Vandals, The Exploited, MXPX, Sick Of It All, PEARS, more)5/26/2016 5:31 PM | Permalink

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  26. ballidhoot7/25/2016 1:46 AM | Permalink

    Super.

  27. otislane8/9/2016 5:57 AM | Permalink

    I like this song.

  28. Lisareed688/12/2016 1:33 AM | Permalink

    i love to listen this one

  29. jamesphilip8/16/2016 5:00 AM | Permalink

    Awesome work

  30. donschultz8/18/2016 6:01 AM | Permalink

    So sweet your voice.

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