Fear (3)

Fear (3)

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 nearly to the point of riot) and on a 1981 episode of "Saturday Night Live" (where they appeared at the insistence of 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 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 Andrew Jaimez (who joined in 1995) and a number of different guitarists and bassists.

Fear (3) Discography


Fear (3) The Record (Album) Slash US 1982 Sell This Version
Fear (3) More Beer (Album) Restless Records, Restless Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Fear (3) Live...For The Record (Album) Restless Records Canada 1991 Sell This Version
Fear (3) Have Another Beer With Fear (Album) Sector 2 Records (2) US 1995 Sell This Version
HOR1102 Fear (3) American Beer(CD, Album) Hall Of Records HOR1102 US 2000 Sell This Version
Fear (3) The Fear Record (Album) The End Records US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Fear (3) I Love Livin In The City(7", Single) Criminal Records (5) none US 1978 Sell This Version
SRS 900 Fear (3) *uck Christmas / (Beep) Christmas(7", Single) Slash SRS 900 US 1982 Sell This Version
TE219-1 Fear (3) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas(7", Single) The End Records TE219-1 US 2011 Sell This Version
AA-101 Fear (3) Paradise Studios Sessions Vol.1(7", EP, RM, Red) Fear Records (4) AA-101 US 2014 Sell This Version
AA-102 Fear (3) Paradise Studios Sessions Vol.2(7", EP, RM, Whi) Fear Records (4) AA-102 US 2015 Sell This Version
Fear (3) Neighbors (EP) Fear Records (4) US 2016 Sell This Version