One of Florida’s greatest – and still surprisingly obscured 12″ by the notorious F.
The six songs on this ep rip hard! Great voice, great guitar, competent rhythm section and songs that just flow over with energy and aggression, although they are not played overly fast. Bands like Hypnotics or Secret Hate come to mind, if one wants to compare F to other, maybe slightly more known bands. But actually, I don’t find that rather unnecessary as F have a sound of their own, with a bit more of a raw edge to it (which partially results from the crude recording of this ep which clips here and there).
You may wanna check out F’s great contribution to the first Flipside Vinyl Fanzine. The Split LP with White Flag is so-so and that’s all the F that I have heard.
The stories around Fs antics are many: You may read Bob Suren’s piece in his excellent Florida Hardcore and Punk summary , Aesop’s insights are here for you to read or go on to KFTH (which also has the lyrics – my copy unfortunately is missing the two inserts). Some copies came with drawings on the cover, the band says 1500 were made (though, as Bob points out, numbers given differ). My guess would be 1000. Circa 200 of the pressing were destroyed during the record release party. Even the year of release is controversial, 1983 or 1984 (1984 seems to be more accurate). Repress (remastered) available, I heard – you may wanna google it up yourself.