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From their Hellcat Records bio:
'F-Minus formed in 1997 in Huntington Beach. The area they originated from was awash with too many utterly deplorable bands trying to make it big. 'When we started getting shows, we were bumming out pop punk and ska bands left and right,' co-lead vocalist and guitarist, Brad, said. 'It felt like our band was constantly playing in front of someone else's audience.' Putting F-Minus' assault in the middle of all that cheery chirping and radio pandering was like a direct piss into the audience's ear. No matter. They continued, persevered, and gained their own fans on their own terms.

F-Minus play songs that sound like they could level any venue with nihilism of blasting notes. It's a basic equation, really. Plug in, keep it simple, play it fast, remain heart-felt, don't worry too much about tuning, try to cope, here's the fucking song, here we go. There’s no need for mass appeal.

It's not all just hot, misdirected, angry air either. They inject a healthy dose of realism in an industry often bent on hedonism. Beyond gaining the respect of long-time veteran bands like Agnostic Front and Rancid, and becoming the contemporaries of bands such as Kid Dynamite, F-Minus realizes that there are deep motivations steering the band. 'We're not preachers, teachers, or speech givers, there are other bands worthy of that,' Brad said. 'We just write about what we see, what's going on around us right now...and our reactions to it. Conviction hammers the meaning home. We're not trying to be mean and tough or 'the most punk,' or anything. We're screaming because it hurts to live, you know?'"

As of 2005, F-Minus is not playing shows and may never resurface. Brad has been busy with Blacknoise Records and playing with Leftover Crack, while the other bandmembers have started new bands. Whether or not they ever play again, Alternative Tentacle's digitization of F-Minus' early vinyl-only eps is a great place to hear their one-two punch of political hardcore punk!



"Who Pays, Who Profits?"
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"Sick"
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"Peer Pressure"
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Taken from virus342Won't Bleed Me/Failed Society



List all available merchandise by F-Minus



2007 Deadline
2008 Let's Talk About Tact And Timing...

Other Releases

2006 Wake Up Screaming
2006 F-Minus


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