F-Minus were an independent punk band from Huntington Beach, California. Their sound was very fast, with short hardcore-influenced songs and often dual-sex vocals. The band expressed a left-wing political viewpoint in its lyrics.
They started in 1995 with Brad Logan, Jen Johnson, Timmy Chunks and Awol. Not much happened until Sarah Lee replaced Timmy Chunks on guitar and named the band in 1996. As for the rest of 1996, it was still a slow start, due to Brad and Awol being gone most of the year, touring with the bands they worked with. They played a few shows here and there.
Then, in 1997, they finally started playing more shows and recorded a few compilation tracks. At that point, they figured it would be cool to start working on some stuff that they would actually put out. Chris Lagerborg replaced Awol on drums and they released their first two 7"s, Failed Society on Hellcat Records and Won't Bleed Me on Pelado Records.
In 1998, Adam Zuckert took over drum duties and Erica Daking replaced Sarah Lee on guitar. The rest of that year they worked on what would become their first full length, F-Minus-F-Minus F-Minus, or simply known as their self-titled album.
Then Brad, Jen, Erica and another new drummer, John Guerra, spent the rest of 1999 and 2000 touring the U.S. and Europe.
With the end of 2000 approaching and Brad and Erica now living in New York, they once again brought Adam Zuckert's drum skills back on board to write and record the second record, Suburban Blight. Adam and Jen on the West Coast and Brad and Erica on the East Coast. With the release of Suburban Blight in 2001, they continued touring the States and Europe.
At the end of 2002, it was once again time for a new record. Josiah Steinbrick replaced Jen on Bass and they recorded Wake Up Screaming in Chicago with Steve Albini. The record came out in 2003, and the band spent much of the year touring the U.S. and Europe.
In 2004, Jen briefly joined the band again to do a tour of Japan with Erica, Joe and Adam. The last F-Minus show to date was October 2004, at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles. The line up consisted of Brad, Jen, Erica,A dam and Joe for a total of three guitars present that evening.
F-Minus were known for their dueling male and female vocals in songs that were sometimes as short as 12 seconds.
One of their noted primary influences is Nausea, where the vocal stylings no doubt descend from.
Throughout their career, they covered songs from several notable bands, to include Antidote, Black Randy, The Metro Squad, Negative Approach and Agnostic Front.
Albums and EP's
* Voice of Treason Cassette (Self Released, 1996)
* Failed Society 7" (Hellcat, 1997)
* Won't Bleed Me 7" (Pelado, 1997)
* Failed Society / Won't Bleed Me Cassette (Self Released, 1997)
* Self Titled LP/CD (Hellcat, 1999)
* Suburban Blight LP/CD (Hellcat, 2001)
* Split With Crack Rock Steady 7 - Baby Jesus Sliced Up In a Manger 10" (Knife or Death, 2001)
* Sweating Blood 7" (Bridge 9, 2003)
* Wake Up Screaming LP/CD (Hellcat, 2003)
* Won't Bleed Me / Failed Society CD (Alternative Tentacles, 2005)
* Give Em' The Boot Volume 1 CD (Hellcat, 1997)
* Old Skars and Upstarts CD/LP (Alive, 1997)
* Give Em' The Boot Volume 2 CD (Hellcat, 1999)
* Vans Off The Wall Volume 3 CD (Vans, 2000)
* Tomorrow Seems So Hopeless CD (Eyeball, 2000)
* Give Em' The Boot Volume 3 CD (Hellcat, 2002)
* Against Police Justice CD (Non-Commercial, 2003)
* Punk O' Rama Volume 8 CD (Epitaph, 2003)
* Give Em' The Boot Volume 4 CD (Hellcat, 2004)
* Give Em' The Boot DVD (Hellcat, 2005)