History: The band formed in 1978 in Manhattan Beach, CA. Initially their sound could be described as melodic surf pop, but all this changed when sixteen year old singer Milo Aukerman joined the group in 1980. Their first two releases (Fat EP in 1981 and Milo Goes to College in 1982) showcased their blend of goofball humor, serious love numbers, and caffeine driven anthems. Their style stood out as far more poppier and melodic than their fellow hardcore punkers. Due to Aukerman's busy career as a biochemist (and parent) the group sporadically performs and is currently on hiatus.
Milo Aukerman- Vocals
Stephen Egerton- Guitar
Karl Alvarez- Bass
Bill Stevenson- Drums
Though the Line-Up has changed frequently over the years.
Sounds Like: Extremely catchy, fast, melodic pop punk (and not like Fall Out Boy pop punk)
Genre: Punk Rock, Pop Punk, Hardcore Punk
Top Album: Liveage
"My Dad Sucks"
"I Like Food"
" I'm Not a Loser"
"I Don't Want to Grow Up"
"Wendy"(Beach Boys Cover)
"I'm the One"
"She Don't Care"
"Cool to Be You"
"Sad State of Affairs"
Label: New Alliance, SST, Epitaph, Fat Wreck Chords
Influences: The Ramones, Beach Boys, surfer rock, etc.
Influenced: Offspring, Green Day, Blink 182, and many others.