By that time, their snide, terminally juvenile humor and catchy punk-pop had done a great deal to set the tone of Orange County's thriving punk and ska scene.Clear spiritual forefathers of bands like the Offspring, blink-182, and Less Than Jake, the Vandals took their cues from early punk comedians like the Dickies and the Descendents, ratcheting up the wiseass factor and delighting in dumb, lowbrow jokes.Arabian armies spreading the Islamic faith eventually pushed out the Christian Byzantines and spread their religion, though Arabs and Berbers fought for control for much of the next thousand years, the result was that the area became split between different tribes though Islam slowly became dominant.The background and pro and con arguments were written by Pro staff based upon input from the following footnotes (directly referenced) and sources (used for general research and not directly referenced):, Oct. 10, 2009 Benny Evangelista "Twitter Moving to Larger So Ma Office Space," , Oct. 15, 2009) Kelly Jackson Higgins, "Report: Social Networking Phishing Attacks Up More Than 240%," June 29, 2009 Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. 6, 2009 Lisa Mercer, "Who Uses Social Networking Sites," socialnetworking.lovetoknow.com, July 29, 2009 National Crime Prevention Council, "What Is Cyberbullying? 5, 2009) Nielsen Company, "Global Faces and Networked Places," nielsen.com, Mar. and I said "hey, this sounds like The Vandals" and everyone laughed at me. He sounds like the annoying jokester friend you had but never wanted in high school. At fault is probably original singer "Stevo," who makes EVERYTHING sound like a dumb gag.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. 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.
The following year, they issued their first full-length LP, When in Rome Do as the Vandals, on the small National Trust label; it featured new bass player Chalmer Lumary, as well as the local radio hits "Lady Killer" and "Mohawk Town." Substantial personnel shifts ensued over the next few years; ex-Fallen Idols singer Dave Quackenbush joined up later in 1985, and Escalante switched from drums to bass." The thing is -- it totally sounds like he's just trying to imitate Lee Ving's performance in The Decline Of Western Civilization (something that my fans know I would never, ever do). As for the punk rock excitement - the kids in the crowd are LOVIN' IT! The crowd is great, though, (all 30 of 'em) and some of Stevo's interaction is priceless: "Looks like we've got some abortion survivals in the front row." "Dachau Cabana" is way too tasteless, though.Revolution in Tunisia may have been overdue but when it came it was relatively peaceful as has been the transition to a democracy meaning that the tourism industry in the country is stronger than ever, the coverage having possibly even highlighted Tunisia to potential tourists as a beautiful and progressive nation with a long and fascinating history.Sometimes satirical and mostly silly, the Vandals also remained staunchly independent for their entire career, releasing records on a variety of punk indies that afforded them financial and creative control. Their inaugural lineup was completed by vocalist Stevo, bassist Steve Pfauter, and drummer Joe Escalante.What was more, their steady lineup from 1989 on afforded them a degree of stability uncommon in punk circles. 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.