The discography of The Vandals, a Huntington Beach, California-based punk rock band formed in 1980, consists of ten studio albums, one EP, two live albums, two compilation albums, one remix album, four reissued albums, three videos, four singles, and seven music videos.
The Vandals formed in 1980 with an initial lineup of singer Steven Ronald "Stevo" Jensen, guitarist Jan Nils Ackermann, bassist Steve "Human" Pfauter, and drummer Joe Escalante.
The man's a friggin' genius." Clowns are forced to take jobs across the nation Below the level of their education It's hard as hell to make ends meet With a painted face and gigantic feet Yesterday I was sittin' in a bar havin' a drink and this clown walks in and says, "Bartender, give me a tree fort." The bartender looks at him and says, "What's in a tree fort?
Cause if I am I better call Ernie my attorney from Burney Falls Well, all I know is if I recall- She had the longest legs and she was kinda tall And prettier than a catfish With its nose up against the dam Without a girl and some time to kill I ran some baby food to Gerberville And took some airplane parts to Wilbur in Oreville Now that can't be Wright Well it's one more load one more town Only problem is they're all startin' to sound a bit similar Lord knows they all look the same A thousand miles of desert- a million tons of sand A few less pounds of woman- a tired broken man A parching thrist that water couldn't quench My desert woman this frontier's only pearl How can I penetrate her lonely desert world?
She doesn't need no make up- the sun powders her nose Natural, unshaven from her armpits to her toes A love as empty as a broken neon sign Only thing in common was her Levi's size and mine Now the desert shows no mercy to the timid or the weak So as she left the diner, I climbed into her jeep She did the rest, introduced me to this land Now she's my desert woman and I'm her desert man Like the lone coyote from this land I'll never stray A pound of Sioux peyote couldn't make me feel that way Well the eagle's been flyin' slow And the flag's been flyin' low And a lot of people sayin' that America's fixin' to fall Well speakin' just for me And some people from Tennessee We've got a thing or two to tell you all This lady may have stumbled But she ain't never fell And if the Russians don't believe that They can all go straight to hell We're gonna put her feet back On the path of righteousness and then God bless America again [CHORUS] And you never did think That it ever would happen again (In America, did you?
Pfauter left the band in 1984 and Brent Turner played on their debut album When in Rome Do as the Vandals, released on National Trust Records in 1985.
This album was taken off the shelves a decade or so ago and replaced by the release "Vandals Play Really Bad Original Country Tunes. I don't know - I had to go and my velvet interior was a soggy mess I think I got a girl named Mary down in Susanville Waitin' for me to come home and make her my wife I know I got a load of somethin' goin' to somewhereville But I can't remember which to save to save my life With a load to Mr. Well, the white girls are cute that I've met in Blackbute, But I'll stick to the road and finish my beer and coffee Now I am marrying Jan from Susanville Or am I suing Jane from Mary'sville?
Clowns are neato clowns are fun Clowns are loved by everyone Cops n' commies even fags Everybody loves a gag Clowns everywhere are freakin' out In parades they scream n' shout They're sad as hell, and they're singin' the blues Cause no one laughs at their great big shoes Here's some clowns we really love: Bozo, Scoopy, Rusty Nails Here's a clown we really hate: Ronald Mc Donald ( He's only in it for the burgers ) I saw a clown in the mall today My brother cried and he ran away They get no respect, aren't served in bars No matter how many friends they can fit in their cars The other day I was drivin' around in the clown Mobile with 17 of my friends towin' The ferris wheel in the back and this cop pulls me over and says, "Where ya goin' Bozo? " "Playboy books and cigars." Last verse same as the first Acapulco version, ten times worse With 800 pounds on 18 wheels After 800 miles you know how it feels To have your rear so numb you gotta poke it To see if it's still there Well it's one more load to one more town Only problem is they're all starting to sound a bit similar Lord knows they all look the same So I got some hot coffee in Furnace Creek Abut the trouble is I was never neat and I spilled it And my map and phonebook were a blur But I had a girl and a job to do Or was that job and a girl to do? Well, anyway, after several days I don't know what or if it mattered Just a load of placer to Cedarville, or a load of cedar to Placerville Or a container full of things up to Diamond Springs for an indoor swapmeet Is that a cargo of hay south to Northfork, Some plastic forks north to Hayfork, Or a bunch of men's nugget watches straight through to Pixley, Or Apple Jacks down to Fall River Mills or honor snacks up to Downieville?
Escalante emerged with legal rights to The Vandals name and catalog.
A new incarnation of the Vandals coalesced with the addition of guitarist Warren Fitzgerald and drummer Josh Freese.