The Insaints / Bio

The Insaints: Marian Anderson (vocals); Daniel deLeon (guitar).Recording information: Gilman (1990-1993); Morty's (1990-1993).Photographer: Michael Rosen .The Insaints were for people who thought the Plasmatics were a bunch of poseur wimps. Singer Marian Anderson most often performed completely nude -- none of those coy electrical-tape nipple covers for her! -- and unlike Wendy O. Williams, her on-stage sex acts were rarely simulated. The main difference between Anderson and Williams, however, is that unlike Williams, Anderson was actually a very good punk singer, with the assertiveness of Poly Styrene or Romeo Void's Debora Iyall matched to an icy self-control that probably also helped a lot in her supposed day job as a dominatrix. Even without the eyebrow-raising aspects of Anderson's look and background, the 20-track compilation Sins of Saints is an entirely solid overview of a band whose brand of meat and potatoes garage punk was either 15 years too late or ten years too early. Co-leader Daniel DeLeon was thoroughly old-school in his influences, as shown by the covers of "I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone" and the Stooges' "1969" as well as the general Dead Boys/Avengers three-chord feel of the songs. Song titles like "W****" and "Good Girl, Bad Girl" might sound like cheap self-exploitation, but the music behind Anderson's in-your-face lyrical and vocal persona stands up on its own merits. Sins of Saints is a welcome overview of an all-but-forgotten early-'90s punk band. ~ Stewart Mason

General Info

Band Members
Marian Anderson, Daniel deLeon, Greg Langston, Josh Levine, Dave Nevelski, Myche Howel
Artist Name
The Insaints
Profile Page
Active Since
Alternative / Punk

Contact Info

Los Angeles, CA
Daniel deLeon

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