The F.U.'s


The F.U.'s

The F.U.'s were an early-mid 80's Boston hardcore punk band consisting of John 'Sox' Stocking, Steve Grimes, Bob Furapples (Robert Hatfield), and Wayne Maestri. They took their name from a comment Wendy O. Williams made in an interview in which she said something to the effect that "Punk rock is a way of saying 'F you' to society."They played fast, snotty thrash/hardcore, although like many '80s hardcore bands (and especially Boston hardcore bands), they later switched to a more hard rock/heavy metal sound.

Their first recorded output was on the 1982 Modern Method compilation, "This Is Boston, Not L.A.", which also featured Gang Green, Jerry's Kids and The Freeze, among others. A companion 7" EP, "Unsafe At Any Speed", included another F.U.'s track.

Later the same year, their debut LP, "Kill For Christ", was released on X-Claim Records, featuring cover artwork by legendary artist (and Septic Death frontman) Brian 'Pushead' Schroeder.

Their second LP, also on X-Claim, entitled "My America", earned them a reputation as right wing nationalists due to its Rambo-patriotic lyrics (which were half-sarcastic), and artwork. The band used a stock album sleeve, available pre-printed in bulk for cheap record projects (q.v. the Flex Your Head "wheat field" cover), featuring a sentimental American landscape on the front, and George C. Scott as General Patton, in front of an American flag, on the back.

The band were mentioned in a song by The Dead Milkmen entitled "Tiny Town". The song is about a conservative smalltown in a southern US state. The verse that references them has the song's narrator [a redneck Klansman] stating "...We hate blacks, and we hate jews, and we hate punks, but we love the F.U.'s".

The LP "Do We Really Want To Hurt You?" followed in 1984, on Gasatanka/Enigma. This record showed hints of the band going in a more rock direction, which was finalized by their changing the band's name, beginning with the next release, to "Straw Dogs".

F.U.'s material has been re-released several times, and all three records are currently available on CD from [http://www.taang.com Taang Records] .

External links

* [http://www.operationphoenixrecords.com/flipsidedefus.html Flipside Interview] - The F.U.'s interview from 1984
* [http://www.operationphoenixrecords.com/maximumrocknrollfus.html Maximumrocknroll Interview] - The F.U.'s interview from 1983


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The D4 — Origin Auckland, New Zealand Genres Garage rock revival Years active 1998–2006 Labels Hollywood Records/Flying Nun Records/Infectious …   Wikipedia

  • The — ([th][=e], when emphatic or alone; [th][ e], obscure before a vowel; [th]e, obscure before a consonant; 37), definite article. [AS. [eth][=e], a later form for earlier nom. sing. masc. s[=e], formed under the influence of the oblique cases. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The — The, adv. [AS. [eth][=e], [eth][=y], instrumental case of s[=e], se[ o], [eth][ae]t, the definite article. See 2d {The}.] By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The — ([th][=e]), v. i. See {Thee}. [Obs.] Chaucer. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The B-52's — Infobox musical artist | Name = The B 52 s Img capt = The B 52 s at Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, July 21, 2007 Img size = 250 Background = group or band Landscape = yes Origin = Athens, Georgia, U.S. Genre = New wave, pop rock, rock… …   Wikipedia

  • the — I. definite article Etymology: Middle English, from Old English thē, masculine demonstrative pronoun & definite article, alteration (influenced by oblique cases as thæs, genitive & neuter, thæt) of sē; akin to Greek ho, masculine demonstrative… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • The Go-Go's — Infobox musical artist | Name = Go Go s Background = group or band Birth name = Alias = Origin = Los Angeles, California Genre = Pop, Rock, New Wave, Teen pop, Pop punk Years active = 1978 1985 1990 present Label = Sony BMG Music Entertainment… …   Wikipedia

  • THÉ — s. m. Arbrisseau qui croit à la Chine et au Japon, et dont les feuilles, auxquelles on donne ce même nom, servent à faire une infusion qui se prend chaude. Thé vert. Thé bou. Thé impérial. Boite à thé.   Il se dit également de L infusion de thé.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • THÉ — n. m. Arbrisseau qui croît en Extrême Orient et dont la feuille séchée donne, en infusion, une boisson aromatique. Il se dit surtout des Feuilles séchées de cet arbrisseau. Thé vert. Thé noir. Thé de Chine. Thé de Ceylan. Boîte à thé. Une pincée… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • the- — or theo combining form Etymology: Middle English theo , from Latin, from Greek the , theo , from theos god ; God < theism > < theocentric > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • The Beano — The current logo Publication information Publisher D.C. Thomson Co Schedule Weekly …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.