SNFU: What no one else wanted to say by Chris Walter

By Chris Walter

In 1982, 5 courageous yet silly younger males traded the protection and tedium of suburbia for a brutal routine of greasy nutrition, never-ending traveling, shaky equipment, dingy bars, an excessive amount of booze, and violent enthusiasts. whereas SNFU didn't instantly appear like seen applicants for punk rock stardom, they fast rose as much as take not only Edmonton, Alberta, however the complete international through typhoon. through combining the fancy level antics and political lyricism of singer Chi Pig with the infectious guitar assault of Marc and Brent Belke, SNFU totally embodied the spirit of punk rock that lives on today.

Now, for the 1st time ever, keep on with SNFU as they roam throughout 4 continents, leaving a path of livid bouncers, blown amplifiers, crooked promoters, deserted fans, tired autos, and damaged beer bottles of their wake. From not just the mouths of bandmembers either previous and current, but additionally from those that have been there to scrub up the mess and hold the apparatus, this is often the inspirational but tricky or even ruinous tale of SNFU, the mythical Canadian punk band that by no means knew whilst to give up.

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Ken Hansen is also responsible for turning a piece of “borrowed” artwork into the iconic SNFU merchandise that survives to this day. Practice continued in the Belke basement with Brent and Ken sharing vocal duties. Before long, the teens made a demo tape with Phil Larson on bass, Marc Belke playing guitar, Ed Dobek from the Malibu Kens on drums, and Ken Chinn—who had begun to write his own lyrics—as the primary singer. Although the recording was as rough as could be, the songs were musically coherent, and the members of the band all managed to stop at the same time.

New music continued to inspire the young musicians. They read reviews in magazines such as NME and Trouser Press, and eagerly hunted down the latest arrivals. In one foray to the record store, Marc bought two brand new albums that had recently arrived. He knew just by looking at the soundtrack for The Decline of Western Civilization, and Black Flag’s Jealous Again that he had struck hardcore gold. Marc hurried home to play his latest acquisitions. As the Sex Pistols had changed his world earlier, these albums represented another quantum leap.

In the relentless grip of puberty, Ken and Danny had no choice but to accept the fact that they were gay. Even before puberty the brothers knew they weren’t like the other boys in the family. They didn’t even have to talk about it between themselves; they just knew. “I liked to hang out with guys. I wasn’t trying to hit on them, but I liked their company, whereas my brother always wanted to hang out with girls,” the singer recalls. Already a target because of the way he dressed, Ken felt no urge to broadcast his sexual preference.

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