the fu's


The F.U.'s began as an early-mid 80's Boston Hardcore punk band consisting of John Sox, (vocals, bass) Steve Grimes (guitar), Bob Furapples (drums) and shortly after recording their first demo as a three piece they recruited Wayne Maestri to take over the bass duties leaving John more freedom as frontman. John got the idea for the name while watching a TV interview with Wendy O. Williams of the Plasmatics. On the local talk show People Are Talking with Tom Bergeron (Yup, the America's Funniest Videos and Dancing with the Stars guy) Tom asked Wendy why she smashed TVs. She quickly responded "Its a great way to say 'F U' 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.

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