Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Synth Punk Pioneers The Screamers

The Screamers were an LA punk band (originally from Seattle) active in the late 1970's. What made them different was that they used electric pianos and synthesizers instead of guitars and bass. They never released an album, but were influential to the likes of Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys and Darby Crash of the Germs. Several video clips of the band do exist, however... here's one of them.

3 comments:

Boreli said...

I liked!



And nice blog, Tom! Just put on favorites!

djprocyon said...

Evidently, the lead singer was quite influential to Steven Tyler from Aerosmith and Sami from Faderhead in terms of utilising a FRICKIN HUEG MOUTH!!!!!

FTMTE said...

Just wanted to stop by and say thanks Tom for making this blog. I love your music and it has an influence on my own music, so seeing tips and such from you is very useful to me. I have favorited this and hope to get more info from you along the months!