The Angry Samoans Punk Band
The Angry Samoans are a punk rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1980. The band was founded by two brothers, “Metal” Mike Saunders and Gregg Turner, who were heavily influenced by British punk bands like the Sex Pistols and the Clash. The Angry Samoans have released several albums over the years, including their debut album “Inside My Brain” in 1981 and their most recent album “The Unboxed Set” in 2009.
The Angry Samoans are known for their intense and energetic live shows, as well as their humorous and often satirical lyrics. Their early songs often tackled issues like boredom, frustration, and alienation, and their later songs often featured parodies of popular culture and politics. The Angry Samoans have also been credited with helping to define the subgenre of "hardcore punk" with their fast and aggressive musical style.
Despite their longevity, the Angry Samoans have faced many challenges over the years. The band has undergone numerous lineup changes, with Saunders and Turner being the only original members to remain in the band. The band has also faced financial struggles, with their early albums being released on small independent labels and their later albums being released on larger labels like Triple X Records and Dr. Strange Records.
Despite these challenges, the Angry Samoans continue to tour and release new music. They have a dedicated fan base, and their live shows are still known for their energy and intensity. The Angry Samoans are considered pioneers of the punk rock scene and remain an important part of the punk rock community.
The Angry Samoans were heavily influenced by British punk bands like the Sex Pistols and the Clash. They were also influenced by American punk bands like Black Flag and the Dead Kennedys. The Angry Samoans were also influenced by bands from other genres, including heavy metal and surf rock.
The Angry Samoans have been credited with helping to define the subgenre of "hardcore punk" with their fast and aggressive musical style. They have also been credited with influencing many other punk rock bands, including the Offspring and Pennywise. The Angry Samoans are considered pioneers of the punk rock scene and remain an important part of the punk rock community.
- Inside My Brain (1981)
- Back From Samoa (1982)
- Yesterday Started Tomorrow (1986)
- The Unboxed Set (2009)