FSFI

FSFI

BandAlternativePunk

A band that hasn't lost sight of the fact that great rock music only needs a bass, a drum, a guitar and great songs. You only get one chance to make a great first impression and we rarely waste that chance so put a Social Distortion pin on your Replacement concert T-shirt and enjoy!

Biography

Formed by former members of "Those X Cleavers", "Womens Liberace" and "The Teds", FSFI came together to play a last minute gig at Spoof-fest as Husker Du in the fall of 2002. Since that time FSFI has evolved into a tight, boisterous, melodic wall of sound. Considered one of the cornerstones of the Milwaukee Cowpunk scene (a term they're not real comfortable with) FSFI have logged many miles and many shows under their belt. From their earlier days opening for bands such as Slobberbone, The Drive By Truckers, Two Cow Garage, Jason and the Scorchers, The Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash (even one show when a live goat joined them on stage) to more recent shows with bands like the Supersuckers, The Drams, Agent Orange, The Bottle Rockets, The Mother Truckers and Brian Vander Ark (of the Verve Pipe) FSFI continues to build it's audience one fan at a time. FSFI likes to refer to it self as a rock band (not real crazy on the whole genre tag thing) and it is hard not to notice the midwest sound in their music. Influenced by bands like the Replacements, Cheap Trick, Soul Asylum and Social Distortion (yes they know their not from the midwest) FSFI makes it apparent that they want their audience to have as much fun as they are. This attitude has made itself obvious both in the clubs and at higher profile gigs like Summerfest Encore, The Bayview Bash, Center Street Days and a showcase set they played at the infamous Club Lingerie in L.A.

Discography

FSFI is putting the finishing touches on their first full album that will be out this spring and are currently talking with local labels for distribution. FSFI has a self released 4 song CD titled "Screaming White Trash". FSFI's music can be heard regularly on WMSE (91.7), occasionally on WLUM (102.1) and another EP is available from a live on air performance at WMSE . FSFI has a my space site with mp3's at myspace.com/franksaysfuckit

Set List

FSFI's set list consist of 75% original and 25% cover, having more than enough material to easily play a 2 1/2 to 3 hours straight show or 3 to 4: 50 min. sets. The following is a list of some originals....

I'll Hang Around
So Called Friends
Rosemary Goes to Graceland
A Girl Like You
Average Guy
I'll Pick You Up
Lookin' at Her
Kill Me Now
Where's My Youth
18 and Unprotected
Your Side of the Street
Flying Skin
Hey Girl
Stay At Home Instead
Promised You
Too Much Time
End Like This
etc...
Covers include

Can't Herdly Wait (The Replacements)
Luka (Punk Version by the Lemonheads)
Springfield Illinois (Slobberbone)
Head On (Jesus and Mary Chain, Pixies)
Beat On The Brat (The Ramones)
Jeepster (our punked up version of the T Rex song)
Sick Boys (Social Distortion)
Break Up Song/Something to Do (Greg Khin/The Ramones)
It's A Shame About Ray (The Lemonheads)
These Boots Are Made For Walking (FSFI punk version)
Hitchin' A Ride/Leaving On A Jet Plane (punked up