Death of Samantha PhotoInspired by hometown heroes Pere Ubu, Cleveland's Death of Samantha experimented with avant-new wave punk during the mid-'80s, but moved to more straight-ahead alternative rock later in the decade. Formed by vocalist/guitarist John Petkovic, guitarist Doug Gillard, and drummer Steve-O, the group recorded several singles for their own label, then debuted on Homestead in 1986 with Strungout on Jargon.

After the release of an EP later that year, Death of Samantha was silent for almost two years; the release of Where the Women Wear the Glory in 1988 showed the trio embracing more elements of '50s rock. Come All Ye Faithless appeared one year later, after which the band dissolved. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide