Angry Samoans

The Unboxed Set

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The Unboxed Set is exactly what the title implies; a single disc compilation that includes all four of the Angry Samoans' official pre-breakup 12" releases, including their classic 1982 release, Back from Samoa. One of the truly great '80s punk bands, the music of the Angry Samoans contained all the right elements: juvenile humor, raging barre chords, snotty vocals, and most importantly, a strong sense of justice and the everyman (except, unfortunately, when it came to homosexuals). In addition, they also had an unusually tight rhythm section and great pop songwriting instincts that placed them several notches above their contemporaries. All this is in evidence here, from vocalist "Metal" Mike Saunders' primordial screams on "Ballad of Jerry Curlan" to the hilarious faux-folk of "STP not LSD." Also included in the package are truly inspired liner notes from guitarist Gregg Turner, which perfectly capture the band's recklessness, nihilism and uncompromising punk attitude.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:06 Amazon
2
01:41 Amazon
3 00:32 Amazon
4 01:35 Amazon
5
02:04 Amazon
6 01:28 Amazon
7 02:49 Amazon
8
02:42 Amazon
9
02:41 Amazon
10 01:54 Amazon
11 02:08 Amazon
12 01:02 Amazon
13 00:40 Amazon
14 00:52 Amazon
15 01:32 Amazon
16 02:25 Amazon
17 01:42 Amazon
18
00:49 Amazon
19 01:02 Amazon
20 01:52 Amazon
21
00:34 Amazon
22
00:42 Amazon
23
00:25 Amazon
24 03:08 Amazon
25 01:15 Amazon
26 01:42 Amazon
27
02:05 Amazon
28 02:38 Amazon
29 01:54 Amazon
30 01:52 Amazon
31 02:05 Amazon
32 01:55 Amazon
33 02:08 Amazon
34 01:48 Amazon
35
02:06 Amazon
36
01:36 Amazon
37 02:05 Amazon
38 01:38 Amazon
39
02:42 Amazon
40 01:18 Amazon
41
01:42 Amazon
42
02:04 Amazon
43 02:24 Amazon
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