Solar Epiphany



 I think life is the best idea anyone ever had - I want to pay tribute to it. A lot of people have wondered if Fucked Up became a religious band because we talk about god all the time, but thats not really the case - we are a bunch of people who don't believe in god but know that life would be a lot easier if we did. All the lyrics I write are about trying to find god in nature, like looking for these unexplainable and mystical processes that you can look at with a microscope, you know the memory stored in DNA, or the brightness of the sun - thats god I think and thats what's important for me to think about.

(The artist formerly known as 10K speaking about Chemistry of Common Life)

Scare Tactic / As One

Scare Tactic is where we can begin Jonah's story, for the purposes of this FU related discography. The band comprised Jesse Parker on vocals, Jonah on Guitar, Robert Parker (Jesse's younger brother) on drums and their friend James on Bass. The following quotes from Jonah are taken from email correspondence.
Jonah: Jesse, Robert, and I were all in school together. James was their neighbourhood friend. The three of them were in a band called BSE and had been playing pop punk shows since a really young age. Jesse and I were in a history class together, he asked me to join their band on guitar. Our first "show" was at high school, opening for a German pop-rock band called "Die Sterne" who came and did a big outdoor gig for the student body c/o the German dept (who the hell knows why...probably something to do with Oktoberfest). The set was all covers. 

Jonah joined BSE in 1997 or 1998, the band later changed its name to As One, referencing the song by NYHC band Warzone. As One recorded a four song CD "No Less An Authority"circa 2000, then "sowhatifi'mafuckingdemo" during the winter of 2000. The demo was recorded in Jesse's basement, by his uncle and released on cassette.
Jonah: We changed the name to As One to write more metallic, straight edge hc type songs (FTR, I was never straight edge). Demo was written as we were getting more in to the local hc scene and hearing a lot more music across the eras of punk and hc. When the demo was going to be pressed to vinyl, we switched the name over to Scare Tactic. 

Scare Tactic: Jonah on Guitar, James on Bass...

Career Suicide...




...will be along shortly. The CS link in the discog list below is not live, but soon will be. In the meantime, if you like looking at pictures of music containers, (and who doesn't?) you can check out the Mercury Girls page.

Pavilion

(Mercury Girls)

Update: Mercury Girls have changed their name to Pavilion; the rest of this post was written before that happened...

Jonah drums, produces and helps with song-writing in post-punk quartet Mercury Girls (Toronto); not to be confused with Mercury Girls (Philadelphia).

You can listen to the demo on Soundcloud, or listen and give them some money on Bandcamp, or if you hunt around you may be able to pick up a physical copy. I found some at Static Shock Musik (Germany); not to be confused with Static Shock Records (UK).

Their demo was recorded / mixed November 2014 - April 2015 and released on cassette. Thus far there have been two editions. Details are below:




"Demo" (Cassette)

Second 'Press' - Matte Black Cassette

Black

Is this

starting to

get a

bit silly? 

Unfolded inserts
(Cheers Maarten)