March 5, 2007

Angry Samoans - Saving Hitler's Cock

Angry Samoans




There's nothing more you can leave behind
So forget about seeing, get into your mind
Everything looks better when the world is black
Grab a fork, make the first attack
Lights out!
Poke poke, poke your eyes out

(from Light's Out)


The Angry Samoans released two classic punk rock albums in the early 80’s:
Inside My Brain and Back From Samoa. These are absolutely perfect albums full of tasteless lyrics and songs that last for a minute (They Saved Hitler’s Cock, You Stupid Asshole, Light’s Out, Gas Chamber); well you get the idea.
Also notable was The Ballad Of Jerry Curlan which I humbly offer a portion of the lyrics to:
(played softly)
Jerry has a future.
He is aesthetic,goes to Sacramento.
Jerry has friends and people,
likes meeting them and is a very social type-
(played hard punk style and screamed)

Eats shit sucks puke is a toilet drinking queer
Pukes through his nose drinks toilet water!
Sucked his mother's asshole licks his sister's pussy buttfucks his father buttfucks his brother sucks dog dick sucks horse dick is a queer
Sleeps with midgets, drives a Ferrari and sucks assholes!
Sucks black assholes, is a shithead!


They were formed out of the ashes of a band called Vom, which was a mid 70’s “group” that was started by rock critics Richard Meltzer and “Metal” Mike Saunders (along with Greg Turner). Vom featured sensitive songs such as “Electrocute Your Cock" and "I’m In Love With Your Mom".

The Samoans found trouble in their native California for releasing a song called “Get Off The Air” on Inside My Brain– an attack on legendary L.A. DJ Rodney Bingenheimer (sample lyric- 8 pm Rodney’s on the air / beating off in Joan Jett’s hair). This resulted in the Samoans getting blacklisted on LA radio (as if the subject matter and titles of their songs wasn’t already going to do that).




After Back From Samoa,

the band got back into their garage roots and softened the music to a more garage punk sound and away from the harder Ramones’ style approach they had. Yesterday Started Tomorrow(1986) and STP Not LSD (1988) are representative albums.

That was about it for new recorded product. You can find virtually all the Angry Samoans songs on The Unboxed Set; which compiles Inside My Brain, Back From Samoa, Yesterday Started Tomorrow, STP Not LSD on One 75-minute CD!

At some point Greg Turner and Metal Mike had a major falling out and Turner quit the band. Metal Mike kept the flag flying over the years and he (and original drummer Bill Vockeroff) still tour occasionally with a new bunch of Samoans .

I saw them around 1984 at some shithole club in Manhattan and I think that was the last time they played in NYC until last fall, when they played at CBGB’s on one of the 700 or so “final nites” that CB’s had. They hadn’t lost a step in 20+ years.

The following tunes are offered as an example of the sensitive and progressive music that the Angry Samoans provided. Most of them are not safe to be played at work.

Have at em!:

From Vom:
Electrocute Your Cock
From Inside My Brain:
Get Off The Air
You Stupid Asshole
From Back From Samoa:
Lights Out
Gas Chamber

Links:
The Angry Samoans website
The Wiki guide to the Angry Samoans
Buy Angry Samoans albums

2 comments:

el bobov said...

rad. i was just singin "my old mans a fatso" at work. cool site and yeah,i linked you on mine as well. thanx

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