Flag had all this stuff in progress, so I put Descendents on hold. With Aukerman in college and Stevenson in Black Flag, the Descendents went on hiatus from to The band supported Enjoy!
The cassette and CD versions added two additional tracks: "Orgofart" and "Orgo 51". The album was themed around the concept of "All", which had been invented by Stevenson and friend Pat McCuistion during a fishing trip on Stevenson's boat Orca in The more they got into it the more it turned into their own religion; it's partly humor, but it's also an outlook on how to conduct your life: to not settle for some, to always go for All.
The Descendents - Somery (Cassette) were only seconds long, but that was all the time we needed to make the point. I'm really into "ALL"' and I've waited a long time to unleash the whole concept on people. And now I'm going to do it [ Basically just to avoid stagnation All was released in LPcassetteand CD formats, the latter two containing the additional tracks "Jealous of the World" and "Uranus".
Following Aukerman's departure the band added singer Dave Smalley of Dag Nasty and rechristened themselves Alla change Stevenson claimed he had wanted to make for eight years. In a sense that would be kind of like discrediting Milo's nine years worth of effort.
It's kind of like, 'Let the Descendents be my and Milo's sacred thing,' or whatever. Who knows, at some point later on we might decide that we want to get together and record something. On December 16,during the recording of the first All album Allroy SezPat McCuistion died when his fishing boat sank during a storm. Stevenson remarked that "He had 15, pounds of fish onboard, so I guess you could say he died in heated pursuit of All.
He was always the '5th member' of the band, besides being my best friend, next to Milo. In Aukerman expressed a desire to return to recording and performing, so the band members decided to work with him as the Descendents while continuing to work with Price as All, in order to "make room for Milo without pushing Chad out.
So, we decided that we could be Descendents with Milo, and All with Chad. It's not really a reunion, we've been together the whole time. According to Aukerman: " 'Eunuch Boy' is the first song I ever wrote, really. When we formed, Tony Lombardo, the original bass player said, 'Dude- you need to write some songs,' and I had never written a song before so I just wrote down some words and brought it to him.
He made the music for it. Chad Price sang backing vocals on the album, while Stevenson and Egerton produced and engineered it. All had previously been signed to major label Interscope Records for 's Pummelbut were dissatisfied with the experience. It was rumored that Epitaph would not sign All without getting the Descendents as well,  but Stevenson explained that the arrangement was made because Epitaph head Brett Gurewitz would allow both bands to make albums at their discretion:.
When we signed with Epitaph it was for both bands. It was a thing of knowing Brett forever, and so I just sat down and said, "Well, we want to make records!
We weren't happy with Interscope at all. So we sat down and told them we wanted to make both All and Descendents records whenever we want, at our choosing. Brett and I worked out a deal like that, so it was really flexible and we could basically do whatever we wanted. In the early s, Aukerman took a break from biochemistry and reunited with the Descendents to record a new album. Stevenson explained that the gap of eight years between Descendents albums was due to the band members having children and to his father's death.
Label head and musician Fat Mike was a longtime fan of the band, and his enthusiasm for working with them was a major factor in their decision to sign to the label. That's the best possible position for a band to be in. In Octoberfounding member Frank Navetta died after "becoming ill over the course of a few days". His contribution to the band, and to music in general can not be overstated. Frank will be truly missed. In the Descendents reunited again for a series of gigs. According to Milo, the reunion is not an official reformation.
He classified these as "one-off shows", usually occurring when he is able to take advantage of vacation breaks as working as a biologist to perform with the Descendents. In May it was announced by Stevenson that the band had been working on some demo songs for a new album, which could possibly be released mid On April 22,it was announced that the band's next album, Hypercaffium Spazzinatealong with an accompanying EP with 5 bonus tracks from the recording sessions entitled Spazzhazard would be released through Epitaph in July.
On June 7, the debut single from Hypercaffium Spazzinate "Victim of Me" was released on all streaming services. In a March interview with OC RegisterAukerman revealed that Descendents were working on a new album: "When we put out the last record we thought, 'OK, I bet we could put out another record after this one and not wait a decade to do it.
Our fans deserve better. They deserve more than a record every decade or so. We started writing almost immediately after that record was done. I have been writing Descendents - Somery (Cassette) Stephen Egerton has really picked up the mantle, too. Between us I think we have like 20 songs written and Bill Stevenson and Karl Alvarez have been writing songs as well.
We've done some basic tracking, but it's still a work in progress but I hope we'll have something out by the end of the year. Over the years the Descendents style of music has changed from short under a minute hardcore style songs to average length minute punk rock songs. The lyrical content of the Descendents made them being cited at the time as one of the most significant punk bands of the s hardcore punk movement.
Critics have cited that their earlier music style which reflected hardcore punk being influential to modern day skate punk and pop punk. Steven Blushauthor of American Hardcore: A Tribal Historyremarked that their "cheeky love songs disguised as hardcore blasts became the most aped formula in rock.
Add in Aukerman's in-your-face hilarity and fuck-off stance, and it's punk rock that wears both its adolescence and brains on its sleeve. The Bonus Cup became a part of everyday Descendents life. It's interesting: we started very melodic, Descendents - Somery (Cassette) moved to hardcore, but melded the two at a certain point and became melodic hardcore. During the band's first reformation, the songs got longer, darker, and experimental.
The songs on Everything Sucks and Cool to Be You address topics including love and relationships, sociopolitical commentary, the death of parents, nerdinessand flatulence. We spent a good part of my adult life being somewhat estranged from each other. He became ill and I took care of him for a little while. And then he died. That song is just about his and my relationship.
Just to get that out of me and not holding it inside anymore, is a huge relief for me [ I've never, ever written a song that's freaked me out that much. A caricature of singer Milo Aukerman has been a mascot for the Descendents since the early s, appearing on the covers of five of the band's seven studio albums.
The character was created by Rodger Deuerlein, a classmate of Aukerman and drummer Bill Stevenson 's at Mira Costa High School who taunted Aukerman by drawing comic strips and posters depicting him as the class nerd. First was the crew neck T-shirt, then I drew the polo shirt Milo, then I drew the Milo with a tie, because he goes to college. In addition to appearing on much of the Descendents' merchandise and promotional materials, the Milo character has been reinterpreted by other artists for all of the band's releases since Milo Goes to College has been included in several lists of noteworthy punk albums.
Spin has listed it several times, ranking it No. It is named after a track from their latest album. The film was released on June 15, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from The Descendents. Punk rock band. This article is about the California punk rock group.
For the Chilean experimental horror film, see Descendents film. For other uses, see Descendant disambiguation. Punk rock hardcore punk melodic hardcore skate punk pop punk. The use of melodies and mixing them with hardcore punk found on Milo Goes to College was considered very unusual at the time by the punk scene but was considered as a massive influence by melodic hardcore and pop punk bands. The band had time off so I spent like two years with Black Flag.
Since its debut on the album, it has been nearly played at almost every live show. The dark use of thrash metal chords would be abandoned on the next album. Well, basically, I've been wanting to work with David for a long time; but at the same time, Milo has stuck with me for almost nine years now, so I wouldn't exactly feel right about just continuing to call us the Descendents. It's kind of like, "Let the Descendents be my and Milo's sacred thing," or whatever.
Bassist Tony Lombardo 's use of eighth note chord progressionsplayed in runsprovides a foundation for the melody of the songs on the album. They invited the band to come and stay the night at their place, which we were excited about because it meant we could shower and sleep in a bed and stuff. When we got there, there were dirty diapers with flies in the corner, and every bedroom had mouldy carpets and graffiti on the walls.
If he was actually being serious, that would make the song even better for me. Whatever it was, this is a great song and one that I always go back to time and time again. All through high school, I had this girlfriend called Mandy. We were together a long time, even Descendents - Somery (Cassette) high school, and I was never the type of kid that had a lot of girlfriends or dated or went to prom, Descendents - Somery (Cassette), or anything like that.
I just had this one girl. Anyway, the other Mandy and I dated all through high school and as New Found Glory started to do a lot more, I ended up moving to San Diego around — and she came with me. So this song always stuck with me for that reason. And again, Descendents - Somery (Cassette) made it OK for hardcore punk bands to sing about girlfriends and breaking up with them.
Anyway, in the end, I traded in that girl for Mandy 2. Listen to the songs on our Spotify playlist: The 10 best Descendents songs, ranked in order.
Louder Together we're Louder. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer. Here then, are my top 10 Descendents songs… Jordan Pundik was speaking to Matt Stocks. See more Louder features.
Untitled - Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Stop! (CD), Religion - Yen - Air (Vinyl, LP, Album), Something To Say - M.O.B (Massive Of Brooklyn) - For True Listeners of the Funk (Cassette), H.C.H.C. - Black Tongue - Born Hanged / Falsifer (Redux) (File, MP3), Bring Me Home - Torche - In Return (Vinyl), Baia - Carlos Ramirez* - Bonitas (Goodies) (Vinyl, LP), Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles - The One And Only (Vinyl, LP), Fernando Rusconi Hammond Organ Trio - No Moon No Sun No Age (CD), Nostalgia (Steppin Out Im Gonna Boogie Tonight), Rise Again - The Lads* - Welcome to Our Show (CD, Album)