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Los Angeles, California, United States (1978 – 1992, 1992 – present, 1995 – present)

FEAR has always been regarded as a vital element of the early Los Angeles, California, United States punk scene by those who witnessed their fury firsthand. Formed by the mysterious Lee Ving (b. Lee James Jude Capallero) and his friend Derf Scratch (b. Fred Milner) in 1978 after the former attended a Black Randy concert, the two quickly recruited scene regulars Burt Good and Johnny Backbeat to play guitar and drums, respectively, in their new project. Their early lyrics delivered a humorous and often negative look at urban life, the middle class, homosexuality (especially in the punk rock scene), and women - by the time they released their first album years later, they had a song to offend everybody.

The group released their first single, the iconic “Now Your Dead b/w I Love Livin’ in the City”, in mid 1978, around the same time they started playing live, opening for well-known acts such as The Plugz and The Bags. Backbeat was ditched in favor of newcomer Spit Stix (b. Tim Leitch) in late ‘78, and Good was ejected around this time and replaced by the eclectic but extremely talented Philo Cramer, as Lee took up rhythm guitar in addition to his lead vocal duties. This personnel change signaled the beginning of FEAR’s unique sound - crunching guitars with bent notes, tappa-tappa tight drums, and a bass that utilized power chords in many songs.


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    oh lol they playing with offspring? desperate times?

    31 Jul 8:45pm Reply
  • Lys0L

    ♪♫♪Gonna stick it up her ass Gonna throw her in the trash♪♫♪

    19 Feb 1:36am Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine.

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
  • olin97

    I guess New York isn't alright if you're homosexual anymore

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
  • olin97

    I can get an intro? FOR FREE?

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • RpRocker

    GTA V!

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • bEATWEAKer

    Their best recording was Live....For the Record.

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Elturtle

    They took out the line "if you're a homosexual" in New York's Alright. It's a sad day when Fear is politically correct. [2] But they still said "Give guns to the queers" in Let's Have A War. Idk, Re doing it wasn't necessary at all but it ain't bad. I guess Lee just doesn't have new songs. Oh well. and the only Re-recording album i ever enjoyed was Suicidal Tendencies,just cause how different it was.

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • WatsonPepeLives

    All re-recordings are unnecessary,silly and stupid..."The Fear Record" is no exception

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • EmaThrasher

    The re-recording sucks. Actually, is so better produced the original Record than the rerelease (not to mention how the songs sound dull in the new The Fear Record, compared to the original ones).

    5 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TheEmpireSaint

    Still don't understand why they rerecorded The Record.

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Toddcraft

    They took out the line "if you're a homosexual" in New York's Alright. It's a sad day when Fear is politically correct.

    23 Nov 2012 Reply
  • thompsonjohn

    How's the re-recording of the "The Record" sound? Anybody?

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Loud_Ducky

    Vid' ti pankerice, tjoj.

    9 May 2012 Reply
  • Ken-Fused

    abooga matches

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
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  • AICfreak95


    6 Apr 2012 Reply
  • jasamanoniman

    Bend je prejeben, a vi šta serete na engleskom po komentarima, slobodno nastavite nitko vam to ne brani. Znam lika što prdaje svinje, pa ako neko treba neka mis ejavi u inbox ili preko galeba

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • chuche7787

    "They're many times better than the Clash. " What? How can you even compare Fear and the Clash?

    23 Jan 2012 Reply
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