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Edmonton, Canada (1981 – present)

SNFU is one of the longest running, most popular Canadian punk acts, formed in Edmonton, Alberta in 1981.

The band packed it in 2005 not long after the release of In The Mean Time and In-Between Time. Muc went back to school, and the other band members went their own ways rather than try to replace him.

That is, until 2007 when Mr. Chi Pig appeared on stage again fronting a band he was calling “asSNFU” for a small number of shows to celebrate the band’s long history.

Allegedly an acronym for Society’s No Fucking Use, SNFU initially comprised Chi Pig, the Belkes, bassist Warren Bidlock and drummer Evan “Tadpole” Jones. However, over the next decade the group’s rhythm section changed from album to album and tour to tour. As you can see from the list to the left, there are currently 17 people on the SNFU roster that have played at one time or an other with the band.

SNFU’s first two releases, 1985’s …And No One Else Wanted to Play and If You Swear, You’ll Catch No Fish, were straight- ahead skate punk albums with strongly political lyrics, released on BYO Records. For 1988’s Better Than a Stick in the Eye the quintet moved to the larger indie label Cargo Records, for whom they also recorded 1992’s mostly live The Last of the Big Time Suspenders, intended to be their final album.

Just as SNFU appeared to be finished, Epitaph Records — the most commercially successful U.S. independent label of the 1990s — offered them a record contract.

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  • mefurgly

    Just noticed that Chi is touring with a totally different lineup to the one that recorded the album. Yowzas. Hey at least he got another original member back, Mr. Dave Bacon!

    25 Jul 4:34pm Reply
  • mefurgly

    I'm digging this new record, especially Chi's lyrics and vocals. Punk rock was never about technical ability, it's more about honesty, right? Doesn't matter that his voice has changed. Thank god the man made it out of east hastings hell.

    23 Jul 7:50am Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    6 Jun 3:02pm Reply
  • wretched-one

    I really like the last 2 albums, best stuff in a long time :)

    10 Feb 1:15pm Reply
  • Philip_Morone

    Poor Manuel has messed up again...

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • adornoisdead

    Mr. Chi Pig sounds a little tired on the new album.

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • DemonSanctuary

    another new single: https://soundcloud.com/cruzar-media/un-low-hung

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • fsatf-bmx

    They were supposed to play my city a year ago but their whole European tour got postponed unfortunately.. I still really hope to see them. With their new record coming out it shouldn't be too hard I guess! Their new single rips.

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • DemonSanctuary

    new single: https://soundcloud.com/cruzar-media/voodoo-doll-collector

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • eduabc

    One of my favorites!

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • j-yeags

    @wallawalla88 don't forget dayglo abortions.

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • wretched-one

    I think there's bodies in the walls....

    1 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Pitboss68

    One of the most amazing bands of all time...

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • wallawalla88

    one of the best punk bands ever and definetly along with NoMeansNo the best of Canadian Punk

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • rauluchoa

    Grande Banda!

    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • joaotsantos

    The Canadian Rock League (season 2) will start in the next week. You can vote in this band here Canadian Rock League Every week have a new voting! Greetings

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • DemonSanctuary

    @unpromising.. your statement lead me to believe that you think they never topped "...And No One Else Wanted to Play".... now, when I was replying I was thinking "i do not think they ever tried to top it. Instead they just tried to make albums, not thinking of what came before:.. or something to that effect.. Anyways. I think "Real Men Don't Want Quincy" was a great EP, if not better than "And No...." as was "If You Swear" and "In the Meantime and In Between Time" are up there. The former I think being a stronger album. The latter being a great album lyrically, Chi's most personal.

    6 Apr 2012 Reply
  • starbearer-

    when punk WAS punk!!! These songs live on forever.

    25 Feb 2012 Reply
  • unpromising

    @DemonSanctuary, no one. Who said they weren't trying to top it?

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • IWishIGaveAShit

    You Make Me Thick is one of those joints, ya know, those joints that never get old

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
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