The Vandals is an American rock band. The band was formed in 1980 in Huntington Beach, California. The band consists of Dave Quackenbush, Warren Fitzgerald, Joe Escalante, Josh Freese. The Vandals had released ten full-length studio albums and two live albums and have toured the world extensively, including performances on the Vans Warped Tour. They are known for their sense of humor, preferred to use their music as a as an instrument for entertainment and mockery rather than as a platform for more "serious" issues. They are currently recording for Kung Fu Records.
In 1984, Pfauter left the group and Brent Turner was put in to play bass on the recording of their first album, When in Rome Do as the Vandals. In 1985, the album was release on National Trust Records and Chalmer Lumary joined as the band's bassist. Personality clashes between the members which led to Stevo's departure from the band. Dave Quackenbush (of the band Falling Idols) is the substitute; who have remained the Vandals' vocalist. In 1987 the band have appear in Penelope Spheeris film, Dudes. In 1989 Lumary leave the band and Robbie Allen joined them to play bass on the album "Slippery When Ill".