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The Expendables
The Expendables
Background Information
Origin Santa Cruz, California
Genre Reggae
Ska
Surf Rock
Punk Rock
Years active 1997-present
Label(s) Stoopid
Website http://www.theexpendables.net
Members
Raul Bianchi
Ryan DeMars
Geoff Weers
Adam Patterson

The Expendables is an American rock band from Santa Cruz, California. Their music is a diverse mix of styles,[1] including reggae, surf rock, and punk rock.[2][3] Members include Geoff Weers (guitars and vocals), Adam Patterson (drums and vocals), Raul Bianchi (lead guitar) and Ryan DeMars (bass).[4]

HistoryEdit

The band was formed in 1997. In 2003 they had their own radio show, Locals Only, on radio station KMBY.[5] In 2005, they contributed to a compilation album that was a fundraising effort for the USA junior surfing team.[6] The 2005 film XXX Rated: A Year in the Life of a Santa Cruz Phenomenon follows the band during some of their touring.[7]

Some notable hits include "Bowl for Two" and "Sacrifice"[8] from the album Gettin' Filthy, the latter being available as a playable song in the music video game Guitar Hero World Tour, and "Down, Down, Down" from the self-titled album The Expendables. The Expendables have toured with such acts as 311, Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, Kottonmouth Kings, Less Than Jake, and G. Love & Special Sauce, and are signed to the record label Stoopid Records,[8] which is owned by Slightly Stoopid. They have funded their own headlining tours across the country as well. The Expendables have released four albums in their career. In 2009 they toured with 311. They are currently headlining the Ladera Skateboards Pres:Winter Blackout 2010 Tour along with Passafire, Pour Habit, Roots Down Below, and Iration.

Discography Edit

  • 2000: No Time to Worry
  • 2001: Open Container
  • 2004: Gettin' Filthy
  • 2007: The Expendables
  • 2008: The Expendables (Japanese edition; Powerslave Records)
  • 2010: Prove It

References Edit

  1. Ahumada, Rosalio. "Scenes from X-Fest", The Modesto Bee, 2008-07-20, p. A12.
  2. Osegueda, Mike. "Tune in to the latest shows", The Fresno Bee, 2008-01-25, p. 5.
  3. Connor, Mike "Their way out", Metro Santa Cruz, 2004-12-29. Retrieved on 2008-11-15.
  4. Wheeler, Garrett. "Eastside export: With a new album and a packed touring schedule, Santa Cruz's Expendables are riding high", Metro Santa Cruz, 2008-05-07. Retrieved on 2008-11-15.
  5. Connor, Mike. "Tuft enough: With two EPs, their own radio show and a huge teenage following, the Expendables are finally getting the 'bus respect' they deserve", Metro Santa Cruz, 2003-03-26. Retrieved on 2008-11-15.
  6. Lair, Keith. "Top skaters to be honored by magazine", San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 2005-05-31.
  7. Baine, Wallace. "Expendables DVD chronicles a band’s high times", Santa Cruz Sentinel, 2005-09-29. Retrieved on 2008-11-15.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Godbey, Matthew. "Music events: The Expendables", The Post and Courier, 2008-10-02, p. F4.

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