Angry Samoans

The Unboxed Set

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The Unboxed Set Review

by Pemberton Roach

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