The F-Ups

The F-Ups are an American punk rock band from Rochester, Minnesota


History


The group formed in 1999 while its members were still in high school. They came second in a high school competition, but took first place the next year. They began touring locally before signing with Capitol Records in 2003. Their debut album, which featured a cover of Mott the Hoople's "All the Young Dudes", was released in July of the next year to mixed reviews. The song "Lazy Generation" was included on the Burnout 3 soundtrack, but the line shit on a silver platter shine was changed to cars on a silver platter shine. The band drew lyrical influences from such experiences as lazyness ("Lazy Generation", "I Don't Know"), rebellion against parents ("Look At Your Son Now", "Screw You") and even a Jerry Springer episode ("Crack Ho"). The group followed the album's release with appearances on the Warped Tour. In late 2006, the group broke up, and Allen, DeWerd and Collett re-formed as Hang 'Em High (see below). Hang 'Em High has now disbanded and Travis Allen has decided to reform The F-Ups. DeWerd has returned as rhythm guitarist, though Nogo and Collett have not returned and have been replaced by Nick Sacco on bass and Alex Allen (formerly of Hang 'Em High) on drums. Their MySpace page is now active once again.


memebrs 2009 - present


Travis Allen - lead vocals/ guitar
Chris deWerd - guitar/ vocals
Alex Allen - drums/ vocals
Nick Sacco - bass guitar/ vocals

Album


The F-Ups
Studio album by The F-Ups
Released
July 13, 2004
Genre
Punk rock
Length
29:52
Label
Capitol Records
Professional reviews
ThePunkSite.com
Allmusic.com

Track listing:


All lyrics written by The F-Ups.
All music written by Travis Allen, except on "All The Young Dudes", by Travis Allen and David Bowie.
"Lazy Generation" - 2:24
"Screw You" - 2:34
"Look At Your Son Now" - 2:44
"Glad That I Lost You" - 2:27
"I Don't Know" - 2:10
"All the Young Dudes (Mott the Hoople Cover)" - 3:06
"Falling Down" - 3:35
"Wrong The Right" - 2:24
"Told You So" - 2:33
"Eye For An Eye" - 2:12
"Crack Ho" - 2:48
"No No No" - 2:35

Credits:


Travis Allen - lead vocals, lead guitar
Chris DeWerd - rhythm guitar, vocals
Andy Collett - bass guitar, backing vocals
Taylor Nogo - drums

The F-Ups External Links


Official Website (no longer valid)
Official MySpace

Hang 'Em High




The Hang 'Em High Logo
Background information
Origin
Rochester, Minnesota
Genres
Punk rock, Screamo
Years active
2006???2009
Associated acts
The F-Ups
Former members
Bill Martin

Travis Allen

Chris DeWerd

Andy Collett

Alex Allen

Mario Ortiz

After The F-Ups break up in 2006, Travis Allen, Chris DeWerd and Andy Collett reformed with Bill Martin and Alex Allen (Travis' brother) as Hang 'Em High. Hang 'Em High released their debut album (called "Hang 'Em High") which is only available on Hang 'Em High's Myspace page for $8.00. After the recording of their first album, Mario Ortiz replaced Chris DeWerd on rhythm guitar. With newly recruited member, they performed at various venues and also an online venue called "Deep Rock Drive". Hang 'Em High released several YouTube videos under the name of "Doctornoise". Polls on their official website show that the fans' favourite song is "Old School Fight Song" and the fans' second favourite song is "Not For Me". Bill Martin left the band in 2009 to begin a solo project. The band has finished in May 2009.


Album


Hang 'Em High
Studio album by Hang 'Em High
Released
January 1, 2008
Recorded
2007
Genre
Punk rock, Screamo
Label
Myspace download

Track listing:


All music written by Hang 'Em High.
All lyrics written by Hang 'Em High.
"Overwhelming"
"Last To Fall"
"Just Back Down"
"One World"
"Cabin Fever"
"I Wanna Know"
"Full Throttle"
"Not For Me"
"Old School Fight Song"
"It's Alright"
"Goodbye For Now"
"Sincity Murder"
"Just The Way We Are"
"Fade To Red"

Credits:


Bill Martin - lead vocals
Travis Allen - lead guitar, vocals
Chris deWerd - rhythm guitar, vocals
Andy Collett - bass guitar
Alex Allen - drums
Mario Ortiz - rhythm guitar/ backing vocals (replaced Chris deWerd)

Hang 'Em High External Links


Official MySpace (Blank)
Official Website (No longer valid)

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