The Screamers were part of the first wave of L.A. punk bands, active in 1977-1981. They cleared new paths for the sound and image of rock music, abandoning electric guitars for a keyboard-based sound, as well as embracing video and theatrics in a manner that put them far ahead of their time. However, the band never released a record and outside of several bootlegs of demos and live performances, there has never been an official aural document of their trailblazing music.

Tomata du Plenty (David Xavier Harrigan) - Lead Vocals
Tommy Gear - Arp Odyssey, Vocals
Keith Barrett - Drums
David Brown - Fender Rhodes [Spring 1977 - Fall 1977]
Jeff McGregor - Fender Rhodes [Fall 1977 - April 1978]
Paul Roessler - Fender Rhodes [April 1978 - June 1981]
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Screamers Discography


Screamers In A Better World (Comp) Extravertigo Recordings, Xeroid Records US 2001 Sell This Version


DR-4422 Screamers Live In San Francisco: Sept 2nd 1978(DVD-V, NTSC, RE) Target Video DR-4422 US 2004 Sell This Version


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June 2, 2016
edited 11 months ago
The invention of synth-punk in my opinion. (Without Suicide/punk in narrow sense) Great Low-Fi-Stuff, that never made it on a regular LP. and that had been a key influence to the Dead Kennedies in those days. And it´s fanscinating and disturbing up to the day.

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