Fear (3)

Members of Fear (3): Burt Good, Charles Montgomery (3), Derf Scratch, Johnny Backbeat, Laurie Buhne, Lee James Capellaro, Mando Lopez, Michael Balzary, Philo Cramer, Richard Presley, Scott Thunes, Sean Cruse, Timothy Leitch
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://fearleeving.com/, http://www.myspace.com/thebandfear

Discography of Fear (3):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 More Beer 12 Audio 2001 Hall Of Records
2 The Record 14 Audio 1983 Slash
3 Live... For The Record 19 Audio 1991 Intercord Record Service
4 More Beer 11 Audio 1988 Restless Records
5 More Beer 11 Audio 1985 Restless Records
6 Live... For The Record 19 Audio 2001 Hall Of Records
7 Budweiser 3 Audio Not On Label (Fear)
8 Live...For The Record 19 Audio 1991 Restless Records
9 Have Another Beer With Fear 16 Audio 1995 Sector 2 Records (2)
10 The Record 14 Audio 1982 Slash
11 Live...For The Record 19 Audio 1991 Restless Records
12 More Beer 12 Audio 1988 Restless Records
13 American Beer 14 Audio 2000 Hall Of Records
14 Have Another Beer With Fear 16 Audio 2000 Hall Of Records
15 More Beer 11 Audio 1985
16 Living With Fear 24 Audio 1991 Fuku Records
17 Live... For The Record 19 Audio 1991
18 The Record 14 Audio 1998 CruXmedia
19 The Record 14 Audio 2007 Rhino Records (2)
20 More Beer 11 Audio 1985 Enigma Records (3)
21 Live From New York It's Saturday Night 3 Audio 1988 Not On Label (Fear)
22 The Record 14 Audio 1982 Big Time
23 Budweiser 3 Audio Not On Label (Fear)
24 The Record 14 Audio 2007 Slash
25 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 2 Audio 2011-11-25 The End Records
26 The Record 14 Audio 1983
27 Now Your Dead / I Love Livin In The City 6 Audio Not On Label (Fear)
28 Now Your Dead / I Love Livin In The City 6 Audio Not On Label (Fear)
29 Live...For The Record 19 Audio 1991 Restless Records
30 Fresh Flesh 8 Audio 1991
31 I Love Livin In The City / Now Your Dead 6 Audio Not On Label (Fear)
32 Live... For The Record 19 Audio 1991
33 The Fear Record 14 Audio 2012 The End Records
34 The Record 14 Audio 2004 Kicked In The Throat
35 Have Another Beer With Fear 16 Audio 1995 Fear Records / Hell Records
36 The Record 14 Audio 1982
37 The Record 16 Audio Slash
38 Have Another Beer With Fear 16 Audio 1995 Sector 2 Records (2)


Fear is a punk rock band formed by vocalist/guitarist Lee Ving and bassist Derf Scratch in Los Angeles, CA, in 1977. The band is known for their controversial lyrics, which are, at times, sexist and/or homophobic, though this is usually meant more to be shocking than it is to be taken seriously. Following the release of their first single, drummer Spit Stix and guitarist Philo Cramer joined the band and, for many, this constituted the "classic" Fear line-up. The band's reputation grew after appearances in the movie "The Decline Of The Western Civilization" (where they antogonized a San Francisco crowd to the point of near riot) and on a 1981 episode of "Saturday Night Live" (where they appeared at the insistence of [a=John Belushi]; the band brought their own slam dancers and eventually the network cut away from the band mid-performance; for years, the episode remained one of their few SNL episodes that NBC refused to re-run).

After the release of their first LP, "The Record", in 1982, Ving fired Scratch and the band went through a number of bass players, including [a=Flea] of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame (this line up, however, did not release any material). In 1993, Spit Stix and Philo Cramer quit the band after a financial dispute with Lee Ving. Ving returned in 1995 with a new line-up and a new Fear album. A follow-up record appeared in 2001. Ving continues to tour under the Fear banner with drummer [a=Andrew Jaimez] (who joined in 1995) and a number of different guitarists and bassists.


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