FANG release new single and video ‘Minneapolis’, out now via Die Laughing Records
FANG release new single and video ‘Minneapolis‘, out now via Die Laughing Records.
FANG were among the leaders in the West Coast’s hardcore scene, and were part of early East Bay punk rock scene. FANG were established in Berkeley, California, United States, in 1980. FANG are back with a blistering new single and video Minneapolisvia Die Laughing Records. FANG dropped their latest album Rise Up! in 2019.
“On Thursday May 28th, 2020 the 3rd precinct of the Minneapolis police dept. was set on fire and burned by protesters following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis cops. This and many other recent and historic events are the impetus for the new Fang song Minneapolis. There is, and has been, a war going on for far too long in America and every citizen, every person with a voice and a body needs to rise up and join the fight. This song is a call to arms and a condemnation of the diseased history of the United States and the continued systemic racism that exists.”
– Sammytown (Fang)
Fang is an influential San Francisco Bay Area / Long Beach based band established 1980 in the hardcore scene of Berkeley, CA. Current line up is original front man Sam McBride (Sammytown) on vocals along with Obadiah Bowling and Tommy Knox on guitar, bass player Brandon Brown and drummer Mike 86.
Among the leaders in the West Coast’s hardcore scene, Fang has influenced many bands and many high-profile bands have covered Fang material. Mudhoney, the Butthole Surfers, Metallica, and Nirvana all covered The Money Will Roll Right In, and I Wanna Be On TV was covered by Green Day. Founding guitarist Tom Flynn‘s distinct guitar playing has also influenced many followers, including those in the grunge genre.
And while we can’t claim Fang is the ‘hardest working band in show biz’, we do know that they are one of the most enduring and productive hardcore bands ever!
Sammytown and Fang were also profiled in the documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk