We were very excited to have Paul Frank Industries do all of the artwork. NOTES FROM THE PRODUCER (Warren Fitzgerald): The first album I ever lost weight while working on, all thanks to a jump rope. The whirling dervish Son of Man, repent while you still can.
We mixed the album in Boston so we could use Paul Q. Q Division studios in Boston has a vending machine that sells cans of beer. On tour we milked the "dating" gag for nearly 2 years after the album's release.
The Vandals sound more like one of the countless punk-pop bands that try to imitate them.
Dave Quackenbush sings the chorus of "Soccer Mom" as if just the concept of a song about a soccer mom was funny by itself.
IDSS is the first proper Vandals album recorded after the band switched to their own Kung Fu Records from Dexter Holland's Nitro Records across town. To watch videos of some of the dates, just search around You Tube, you'll find them. CHORUS I’m exploding in my pants, from the spirit of the Lord of Dance.Alas, I'm having a really hard time coming up with anything inspired to say. Disproportioned Head is the first song after 43210-1 that really makes a distinctive mark. Let's face it - if you're going to decide they've sold out, or changed, or whatever it is bitter punks do when their sense of being nieve dies - you would have done that several albums ago. Look what I almost Stepped in has Behind the Music. It does what the vandals want, gets you set up for the album. Like a love affair with a recently divorced, SUV driving soccer mom. We'll All Get Laid almost makes me think of Live, Fast Diharrea (my personal favorite). Little Weirdo makes you think of that 80s movie featuring John Cuzack, Better Off Dead, where John's little brother escapes the earth while the credits roll. A song you will listen to and think "Jesus, where was this song when person A had broken up with person B." it's also a well written, tight song. The message this song has has been done into the ground. But sense we're talking about punk on a website I'm sure you'll agree that no matter how it's meant to be taken, pop-up ads fucking suck and are the devil and they will never ever get any laughs from anyone, unless its about X-10 cameras and your mom.As a promotion for the album, the band members held an online contest in which four fans each won a "date" with one of the band members.