"I have to start by saying, I'm tired of answering the question,
what does SNFU mean? It doesnąt mean a thing. At one point it
meant, Society's No Fucking Use."
In 1981, on the eve of the great Edmonton Oilers hockey
dynasty, three young skaters vowed to paint their names on the punk
rock wall of fame. Fusing the aggression of skateboarding with the
raw energy of punk music, twin brothers Marc and Brent Belke, and
their pal Mr. Chi Pig, formed SNFU- and pioneered the "skate punk"
genre. Three years later, the band released their groundbreaking
first album, "...And No One Else Wanted To Play" (BYO, 1984). This
record, which remains one of punk rock's most influential, allowed
SNFU to tour continuously over the next four years, stunning crowds
across North America and Europe with their dynamic live
Between 1985 and 1989, SNFU took only two
breaks from their rigorous tour schedule, recording "If You Swear,
You'll Catch No Fish" (BYO) in 1986 and "Better Than A Stick In The
Eye"(Cargo) in 1988. After relocating from Edmonton to Vancouver,
the band released "The Last Of The Big Time Suspenders"(Cargo) in
1991. Two years later, SNFU cemented their current line-up, adding
the tag-team rhythmic assault of Dave Rees (drums) and Rob Johnson
(bass). They released three albums on Epitaph Records, "Something
Green And Leafy This Way Comes"(1993), "The One Voted Most Likely To
Succeed"(1995), and "FYULABA"(1996); the first two sold a combined
total of over 100,000 copies. With upwards of one thousand live
performances under their belts, SNFU draws fans from 12 to 40 years
of age; in over twenty countries, they have packed venues ranging
from 200 to 10,000 capacity.
Alternative Tentacles are
proud to release these five crushing tunes, available on either snazzy 10"
vinyl or CD/EP. This release was their latest offering to date : "The
Ping-Pong EP", featuring the driving production of Dave Ogilvie
(Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson). A charged package
of shredding guitars, thundering drums, snarling bass lines, and, of
course, Mr. Chi Pig's signature, off-the-wall lyrics. SNFU again
demonstrates their prowess by flexing those punk rock muscles.