There are more than one band called Angst: 1. Angst was an American punk rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1980 by brothers Joseph Pope, Jon E. Risk, and drummer Michael Hursey (later replaced by Andy Kaps). Though Angst played many venues with a wide variety of bands, the majority of their shows locally were within the punk/hardcore scene. Their eclectic mix of punk, country, pop, 60s garage, etc. was not particularly well-received by the strict hardcore audiences of early ‘80s San Francisco. Angst actively sought out and played with many of Los Angeles based SST Records’ bands (Minutemen, Saccharine Trust, Meat Puppets, Black Flag, et al), and in 1984 was signed to the label. After releasing their debut LP Lite Life in 1985, Angst began to play outside of California, and embarked on their first national tour. Over the next four years they toured America and Europe several times, as well as continuing to play regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, though they were never able to gain any kind of following in their own home town. By early 1989 the band had run its course, and broke up after their final European tour. 2. A five piece hardcore band from the south east of England with a hard sound portraying the frustration and feelings of youth. 3. Norway's ANGST was a hardcore band. They released a flexi 7 in 1991, a 7 EP in 1992 and a split 7 with the japanese band Idora in 1993. They put t...

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