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Peace Thru Vandalism (incl. 3 rare bonus tracks)

by The Vandals

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    It's the first E.P. from Chi-Com International Records.
    5 Songs. You know it. But it includes a download with 3 bonus tracks. You know that too.

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    It's a classic recording and makes a classic picture disc. Includes download and bonus tracks. You are actually making money if you buy this.

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    It's a classic!

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Few left of these Limited Cassettes. This release is just like the original EP.

    Side One:
    Wanna Be Manor
    Urban Struggle
    The Legend of Pat Brown

    Side Two:
    Pirate's Life
    Anarchy Burger (Hold The Goverment)

    The Cassette is translucent green.

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about

This EP was recorded at Unicorn studios in Santa Monica in 1982. It was the first non Bad Religion release for Epitaph Records. The band at the time were proteges of TSOL. When the EP was released, the song Urban Struggle quickly achieved high rotation on KROQ in Los Angeles and a few other stations around the country, which was really unusual for a sloppy punk band from Huntington Beach.

Credit goes to Jay Bentley of Bad Religion for discovering the band and signing them to Epitaph which at the time was owned by all members of B.R.

WARNING:
The bonus tracks (which are only included in the digital download) are a vulgar sexist, homophobic, disaster from another era, and a previous singer who was part of a generation that looked for any means possible to shock society. They were broadcast in 1983 live on the radio on KPFK in Los Angeles while tons of stuff was being thrown all over the place making it difficult to even perform at all.

Agreed, the banter is juvenile and the singer and the bass player at the time weren't very good at it, but there's nothing we can do about it now. If you are under 18 ,do not order these recordings. But if you like punk rock. This is the real deal as it was done in the early era.

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released December 19, 2013

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Track Name: Wanna Be Manor
You can tell I'm no great planner
I ended up at the wanna be manor
wanna be manor, what a place to be
wanna be manor, it's not for me

I walked in the door, pee on the floor
looked on the floor, spotted a whore
drugs and filth are all around
no clean dishes can be found

if you thought that your nightmares were scary
wait till you meet the hole called Jerri
no one dragged a dead fish in the room
it's her spreading legs and her fetal perfume

I walked upstairs, I can't explain
but I got involved in a three man train
was it fun? Yeah, I guess
but I got crabs like all the rest

Dave's a cool guy but a real slob
lives on unemployment, and he can't get a job
go ahead and drink, there's nothing to fear
just make sure you sniff that beer!

Passing out is no excuse
you'll be subject to abuse
so I used to hang there but what is it?
It's just the pigs on their nightly visit

After busting one person each
the pigs said to move out of huntington beach
now I'll have to find a new scam
or find another wanna be manor

wanna be manor
You can tell I'm no great planner
I ended up at the wanna be manor
wanna be manor, what a place to be
wanna be manor, it's not for me

wanna be manor
wanna be manor
Track Name: Urban Struggle
I want to be a Cowboy
I'm going to be a Cowboy
I'm born to be a Cowboy
I want to be a Cowboy
A Cowboy! Uh-huh

Tonight we're taking my fast car
Were gonna go down to the Cowboy bar
I'm gonna wait till the club is full
and I'm gonna ride the mechanical bull

Cowboy look is the one I sought
Can't change now cause the clothes are bought
To be a true Cowboy was my fate
I can't help it if I was born late

All the Cowgirls in their Stetson hats
and their tight fitting jeans so they don't look fat
We'll all be listening to the Cowboy tunes
and stomp around like a bunch of goons

Cowboy look is the one I sought
Can't change now cause the clothes are bought
To be a true cowboy was my fate
I can't help it if I was born late

We're all OD'd on the Olden West
seein' who's Cowboy clothes look the best
I can ride that phony bull so damn good
Sometimes I think I'm Clint Eastwood


I know I'm a Cowboy deep inside
My hat band's made out of synthetic rattle snake hide
After a couple shit kickin' Cowboy movies
I check out the Cowboy scene down at Zubie's


Find out who all fights the best
We start fights with them punks at the Cuckoo's Nest
Those damn punks are crazy (though)
and meaner than a bull in a rodeo

You call me an Urban clone of course
Big deal if I'm afraid to ride a horse
With a broken nose and a fucked up knee
Maybe this Cowboy scene just ain't for me

Yee Haw

( I couldn't make it as a Punker )
Track Name: The Legend Of Pat Brown
Pat Brown
Tried to run the cops down
Pat Brown
Ran 'em into the ground
Pat Brown
Tried to run the cops down
Pat Brown
Ran 'em into the ground

Patrick Edward Brown
Tried to run the cops down
Patrick Edward Brown
Tried to run the mother fuckin cops into the ground

Pat Brown
Gets real mean, when he's in his machine
He's no zero, he's a fucking hero

Pat Brown
He didn't get too far
Pat Brown
He got holes in his car
Pat Brown
________________ in jail
Pat Brown
Couldn't pay his bail

Patrick Edward Brown
Tried to run the cops down
Patrick Edward Brown
Tried to run the mother fuckin cops into the ground

Pat Brown
He's a crazy guy
and I'll tell you why
He's no clown, so don't fuck around
He's got a shotgun, yeah he thinks it's fun
To shoot at you

Pat Brown
He's a crazy guy
Yeah I'll tell you why

On a hunting trip
the trigger slipped
someone almost died
Circle Massage got a shotgun barrage
He won't pay 50 bucks for head
Music shop got a midnight shopping stop
"Hello Marshal Amps"
Stereo store got hit for even more
But Pat got caught
At the Cuckoo's Nest, he did his best
To waste some pigs


Pat Brown
He don't fuck around
Pat Brown
He's got a shotgun
Yeah you better run
Me and Joey know

Here he comes
down your street
Sawed-off shotgun
in his seat
Better look around
cause here comes Pat Brown
Gonna run you down
Now don't fuck around
with Pat Brown
Don't fuck around
with Pat Brown
with Pat
Bra-rown
Track Name: Pirate's Life
Seven hits of L
and nobody could tell
So I spent every dime
just to get to Aniehem

I was in the Magic Kingdom
Now I'm in the Carribean
You get something really wicked
when you spend an E-ticket

High adventure on the sea,
but it's not the life for me
Now those harry tatooed pirates are all chasing after me
I was threatened with a knife by a pirate playing fife
Now I'm sailing for my life thanks to LSD 25

Where can I hide?
I don't want to buy a bride
I'm alone as I float
Hey, there were others in my boat

Up ahead, one of the men
he said he would be my friend
He'd guide me to the hole
If I deeded him my soul

To the hole I didn't make it
That doesn't mean he didn't take it
He laughed at my plight
He said you'll be one of us tonight

High adventure on the sea,
but it's not the life for me
Now those harry tatooed pirates are all chasing after me
I was threatened with a knife by a pirate playing fife
Now I'm sailing for my life thanks to LSD 25

He was right, I'm still here
as I have been, for over a year
With my last bit of hope,
a tin can and rope
I just want to break free

But I can't get away
No I can't get away
cause that damn dog's got the key

No one listens as I tell
of my ordeal in this cell
They stand right by
but they don't fell
Is this for real?
Is this for real!
Track Name: Anarchy Burger (Hold The Government)
anarchy, kill a cat
shoot james brady in the back
raise an army of rabid rats
beat your neighbor with a bat

anarchy burger
hold the government
anarchy burger
hold the government

anarchy, go ape shit
let them know your sick of it
write your congressman,
tell him he sucks, your only in it for the bucks

anarchy burger
hold the government
anarchy burger
hold the government

you're all potential anarchy burgers
if you want to be free
order yourself an anarchy burger
(hold the government, please)

anarchy burger
hold the government

America stands for freedom
but if you think you're free
try walking into a deli
and urinating on the cheese

anarchy burger
hold the government
anarchy burger
hold the government

say fuck in front of your mom
fuck!
and
go to school naked