Thursday, January 6, 2011

the vamps fearless iranians from hell

v - the vamps - 1980 - nowhere to go 7'' san antonio,tx,usa
rare san anto punk, this band opened for the sex pistols when they played here in 78 at randys rodeo, now its randy bingo and is on the west side and a 5min drive from my house. 77 punk, think stooges and rolling stones.

fearless iranians from hell - 1988 - holy war lp san antonio,tx,usa
taken from a tape of the record since i dont own a real copy. good hxc punk. some thrash and metal elements but done good and don't ruin it. i like this and i dont like much thrash. this band was all white people with an iranian friend and its like a gimmick and satire and really brave given the political climate and no shortage of violent idiots in this town and country and world.


Lance McVickar said...

I was the lead guitarist of The Vamps and heard we are going to be on a radio show tonight on in SA. It was great times in San Antonio when the music seen was really kickin back then and there were a lot of great new bands ala punk and new wave plus lots of clubs to play in. There was a real camaraderie among the bands which made it a really fun time to be alive and rockin. I just stumbled into this blog on the web so I thought I would comment.
Check out my new band The Mad Donnas.

Lance McVickar

you may be interested to know that Trey Gunn from King Crimson fame also played bass on The Vamps 45 singles.

rayss said...

thanks for the info. it really is an honor to get a comment from an original vamp. i;ll check out those websites.