The Descendents is an American punk rock band.It was formed in 1978 by guitarist Frank Navetta, bassist Tony Lombardo and drummer Bill Stevenson in Hermosa Beach, California. The band members are Milo Aukerman, Stephen Egerton, Karl Alvarez, Bill Stevenson. As of 2010, they have released six studio albums, three live albums, three compilation albums and three EPs. The band broke up and reformed several times over the years, sometimes with different musicians.
Their first release was the single "Ride the Wild"/"It's a Hectic World". In 1980 they got Stevenson's old schoolfriend Milo Aukerman as a singer, and reappeared as a punk band, becoming a major player in the hardcore scene developing in Los Angeles at the time.
Their first release with Aukerman, 1981's Fat EP, featuring the songs as "My Dad Sucks" and the eleven-second "Weinerschnitzel". The band did not record again until 1985 with the album I Don't Want to Grow Up. Much of the song-writing on this LP was much more sensitive than the band's earlier records, despite being peppered by songs such as "Pervert" and "No FB".
Enjoy!, the band next album was released in 1986 was not well received by critics. The group released All in 1987, which, despite "Van", "ALL-O-Gistics" and the one-second "All", was the Descendents most mature 1980s album, and featured emotional songs such as "Coolidge", "Cameage" and "Clean Sheets".