122 Hours Of Fear (Live at Target)
If I Can't Have What I want, I Don't Want Any
Punish Or Be Bamned & In A Better World
I Wanna Hurt
The Beat Goes On
It's a Violent World (Whiskey, 1978)
The Screamers were a punk rock group active in the Los Angeles, California area in the late 1970s. The Screamers were pioneers of a genre now known as "synthpunk," and can also be classified as art punk.
The Screamers were among the first wave of the L.A. punk rock scene. The Los Angeles Times applied the label "techno-punk" to the band in 1978. In the documentary Punk: Attitude (2005), the Dead Kennedys cite the Screamers as a key influence on their group and as one of the great unrecorded groups in rock history.
The Screamers were noted for unusual instrumentation, featuring electric piano and synthesizer while omitting guitars. Additional musicians, including violinists and a female vocalist, were occasionally incorporated into their performances. The group featured a highly developed theatrical presentation that centered around a manic lead vocalist, Tomata du Plenty. DuPlenty and Tommy Gear, a keyboard player and vocalist, were the band's principal songwriters.
Although the Screamers developed a substantial following and generated considerable press coverage, they never released a record.