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The Vandals classic album reissued for 25th anniversary

'Hitler Bad, Vandals Good' turns 25 this year and Craft Recordings are celebrating by reissuing the album on collectible vinyl. Available to pre order NOW!

The Vandals emerged in 1981 out of the Southern California punk circuit and garnered a strong following with their heavy dose of humour, anthemic hooks and strong musicianship. 

In 1995 they signed to Nitro Records (founded by Offspring members Dexter Holland and Greg K) and released the albums ‘Live Fast, Diarrhea‘ (1995) and ‘The Quickening‘ (1996).

But it was perhaps their seventh studio LP (and third release with Nitro) that saw them achieve major success. The album featured the band’s current lineup including guitarist Warren Fitzgerald, singer Dave Quackenbush, renowned studio drummer Josh Freese, and bassist Joe Escalante. 

Hitler Bad, Vandals Good‘ features some of their most beloved tracks including ‘My Girlfriend’s Dead‘, ‘Idea For A Movie‘, ‘People That Are Going to Hell‘ and ‘If the Gov’t Could Read My Mind.

Released in June 1998, ‘Hitler Bad, Vandals Good’ became an instant classic and, today, remains the band’s most successful title.

Now to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the album has been pressed on limited-edition White/Blue Splatter vinyl which will be released on July 21st. Pre-orders are open now so be quick! 

And if that’s enough for you Vandals enthusiasts, on the horizon is a riveting documentary highlighting the band’s historic 2003/2004 tour of Iraq during the war in the Middle East, and an accompanying soundtrack- keep an eye out for more news on that!

The reissue of ‘Hitler Bad, Vandals Good‘ is available for pre order now and will be released on 21st July. Click HERE to preorder. 

Side A

  1. People That Are Going To Hell
  2. Café 405
  3. My Girlfriend’s Dead
  4. I Know, Huh?
  5. Money’s Not An Issue
  6. I’ve Got An Ape Drape
  7. If The Gov’t Could Read My Mind


Side B

  1. Too Much Drama
  2. Come Out Fighting
  3. Euro-Barge
  4. Fucked Up Girl
  5. An Idea For A Movie
  6. OK
  7. So Long, Farewell
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