Fun Ender

Fun Ender

BandAlternativePunk

Raw Rock and Roll. Drawing inspiration from early punk rock like Black Flag and Fear, Fun Ender combines edginess with real musical understanding and a bit of electro-noise. Their message is as stark as their music: "Step aside lame band, some new boys are in town."

Biography

Do you fabricate your life and lie to your friends? Do you pretend the fun will never end? If so, Fun Ender will show you the light. Like a gospel band without religion, these boys tell of the harsh truths of life and remind us that the end of life as we know it may always be lurking just around every corner. Armed with a loud, piercing squalor of guitar, chest-thumping bass that threatens to leave its listeners in cardiac arrest, crackle-and-pop drums reminiscent of 4th of July fireworks trapped in rhythm, and a distinct style of razor-sharp sarcasm, Fun Ender preaches the Good Book of true rock and roll spirit to a world corrupted by unholy zealous marketing suits Zand walking fashion plates.
Fun Ender’s saga began as early as the winter of 2003 when two long-time high school chums chose to become comrades in arms and destroy the throngs of fake bands with fake images and fake agendas proliferating across the globe. One, guitarist/vocalist Colin (who has managed to keep his last name top-secret), emerged from the rubble of a heavy rock band known as the Black Lungs. The other, drummer/sometimes vocalist, Kevin (again, last names appear to be classified information with this band) survived the implosion of a red hot speedy punk band called Betrayed by Birth. The two soon recruited the effects-laden bass style of George, also of the Black Lungs, and set to work on writing angular songs that dared to be put in one category at a time, drawing on influences ranging from Black Flag to Devo to Queen, and even trashy 70's Bollywood songs. After a number of months and a handful of promising shows the band moved into a house together and promptly overhauled the basement, making it a private, albeit damp, studio. A few sunless months passed and Fun Ender released themselves from self-imposed prison, emerging with a solid homegrown album, aptly titled Happy Birthday Motherfucker. However, the toll had already been taken. Struggling with financial problems and strained friendships (but mostly financial problems) George walked away from the band owing a great deal of rent for their house/studio/prison. He was later found dead in his cheap new apartment. Coincidence? Anyway, the band was left baseless and bass-less in 2004. Enter Josh, a longtime friend with a penchant for backwoods antics, and more importantly whirlwind bass. With as solid a lineup as ever, Fun Ender once again began to perform around the Lansing area and write new material.
While their music may come across as hard and abrasive as any metal or hardcore band, the Fun Ender boys know there is no time for the flavor-of-the-week dress and macho posturing that comes with the territory. They come with a message: this money-maker B.S. that passes for real rock and roll better duck and cover, because its got to go. Fun Ender knows the end cometh, and its just a matter of when.

- Chaz Brackz, professional music critic

Lyrics

Backrent

Written By: Colin and Fun Ender

You consider it a privelage for me to be your friend?
Fuck that.
I consider it a privelage that we haven't grabbed you by your shoulders and shaken the living hell out of
-You have no idea where you are.
Eyes stapled open.
Mouth taped shut.
Crotch sweating,
we're watching........you.

I have a baseball bat.

You consider it a privelage to be your friend?
No way pal.
I consider it a privelage that your neck's intact,
that we haven't put the beatstick to your back.

No idea where you are.
Later on, you'll be thrown from a moving car.
No papers.
No desk.
No man in uniform.
Just three cloaked figures.
And a rag of chloroform.

I have a baseball bat.

Friend.

Discography

"Happy Birthday Motherfucker" - Self-produced
debut!

"Plane Crash Sampler" - features two live songs and album single!

Set List

Our set is almost entirely original. Songs range from 2 to 5 minutes (with one than may stretch to 7 if we are feeling crazy.) Typical set is up-tempo and very high-energy with intermittent slow or quiet spots for breathing room. We like to pull an audience up and drop them down frequently.