The Angry Samoans is an American punk rock band in the first scene of American punk. The band was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1978 by 1970s rock writer "Metal" Mike Saunders and his brother lead guitarist Kevin Eric Saunders, along with co-conspirator Gregg Turner (another rock writer, for Creem Magazine during the late 1970s-mid 1980s) and original members bassist Todd Homer and drummer Billy Vockeroth.
In Richmond, California where the first Angry Samoans gig happens for the opening of Roky Erickson and the Aliens on October 30, 1978.
The Samoans' first release, Inside My Brain, was one of the early hardcore punk albums to come out of the 1980 LA punk rock wave. In 1982, they released their 14-song 17-minute hardcore album, Back from Samoa. In the mid 1980s, the Angry Samoans used the roots/influences from mid-60's American garage rock . During 1986-87 was the release of next two ralbum, Yesterday Started Tomorrow EP and STP Not LSD. At the end of 1988, Singer/bassist Todd Homer left the band and formed The Mooseheart Faith Stellar Groove Band with Larry Robinson, formerly member of 1970s teen pop-soul band Apollo. In early 1992, Turner left and putting out an album in 1993 with the Mistaken before forming his next band, the Blood Drained Cows.