Sunday, August 2, 2009

Descendents - July 1987 - St. Louis

Great footage of the Descendents (Karl Alvarez - bass, Stephen Egerton - guitar Bill Stevenson - drums and Milo Aukerman - vocals) from 1987 at the venue Mississippi Nights in St. Louis. Saw them that same summer in Chicago days before on this same tour and they put on a great show. It was one of the all ages hardcore shows in the main room of Medusa's and M.I.A., Short Dogs Grow and Chicago's own Lost Cause opened the bill.

A product of the early L.A. punk scene along with the likes of Black Flag and the Minutemen, the Descendents played their brand of hardcore with a notable pop influence to the music and lyrics. This is evident on their covering The Beach Boys number "Wendy" on their 1986 release Enjoy. Many songs highlight either troubles or infatuations with women, while others are very jokey. The music is fast paced and over caffeinated pop punk perfection.


Clean Sheets

Hurtin' Crue




I Like Food




Sour Grapes

Kids On Coffee

I Don't Want To Grow Up

Surburban Home

Good Good Things

I'm Not A Loser


Get The Time

Silly Girl

Enjoy / Midnight Madness


  1. Don't really know anything about them, but I'm checking out these clips. I like what I'm seeing. Hope you have a great week ahead. Cheers!

  2. Thanks for checking 'em out. Always a favorite of mine, especially in the 80s. The music is so fast and powerful. I could also (still can) often relate to their lyrics highlighting their troubles with women. Great all around band that should have been bigger.