UNIT F

UNIT F

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Unit F is an Orange County, California based band that blends old school punk with a cutting edge sonic approach. Bad Relion meets System of a Down, with typical comparisions to the Dead Kennedys and D.I. New sounds, classic influences.

Biography

American Shutdown is the second full length release by the Orange County, Ca based Unit F. Produced by Bad Religion's Greg Hetson and Steve Kravac, American Shutdown is the latest example of the continuing evolution of a band that defies genre while never ignoring its old school influences.

Unit F has played the Warped Tour since 2002, shared the stage with the likes of D.I., Pennywise and too many notable punk rock bands to mention here. Now in 2006, Unit F embarks on tours which encompass skate events, clubs, and all ages shows, where they deliver sonic attack combined which a show that is always memorable.

Unit F writes songs about the things that matter. Justice, war, individual struggle, social change...these are the subjects that are approached in a way that puts the issues out there for consideration, ideas for discussion well after the show ends and everyone goes home.

Now, eight years after the original inception of the band, Unit F begins to hit its stride...from thier active fan base on Myspace, to placement in compilations, and participation in clubs that welcome the next generation of fans who believe that music matters.

American Shutdown is the album that shows the influences of such bands as Bad Religion, The Adolescents, D.I. and even System of a Down. Under the careful auspicies of Greg Hetson and Steve Kravac, the songs attack - delivering memorable guitar hooks, vocal harmonies and plenty of well placed rage and aggression.

Is Unit F a band that matters? You will need to make that determination for yourself...but if the fans have thier way...you'd best believe it.

Lyrics

RIDE

Written By: MEL TORMENT

RIDE

DRIVIN THAT CHOP CADDY CREEP SHOW/ HUNDRED AND SIXTY MEAN AND LOW
UNDER THE EVIL MOONLIGHT/DRIVIN’ THROUGH THE HOT DESERT NIGHT

LITTLE DEMONETTE SITTIN’ NEXT TO ME/OFF TO VEGAS TA GET MARRIED
GONNA GET HITCHED IN THE TEMPLE OF SIN/GOT US A GHOUL FOR THE CHAPLIN

CH: STRAIGHT TO THE TOP OF BOTTOM IN THE CITY OF LIGHTS
BABY LET’S RIDE/MAMA LET’S RIDE/LETS RIDE!

HAVE AN ITCHY FINGER THAT’S GOTTA BE PLEASED/FEELING THOSE SATIN PANTIES
IT’S SO HOT IT CAN’T BE RIGHT/GOTTA A LOT OF CASH IN THE CITY OF LIGHT

FLYIN’ THROUGH THE HOT DESERT NIGHT/LIKE BATS OF EVIL UNDER NEON LIGHTS
CORKED TO THE GILLS WITH REDEMPTION/ OUR SAVING GRACE IS WE’RE READY TO WIN-

CH: AND IT’S STRAIGHT TO THE TOP OF BOTTOM IN THE CITY OF LIGHTS
BABY LET’S RIDE/MAMA LET’S RIDE- LETS RIDE-LETS RIDE!

BREAKDOWN:

SNAKES AND SCORPIONS WATCHIN ME GO-YUCCA MOUNTIANS NUCLEAR GLOW-
SKELETONS FROM WHERE I DON’T KNOW/FACES FROM THE PAST-MAYBE THEY’RE GHOSTS

IT’S STRAIGHT-TO -THE TOP! LET’S RIDE ! SOLO

GETTING IT ALL IN THE CHAPLE OF LOVE/ELIVIS VISITED FROM ABOVE
BLESSED US ALL IN THE CHAPLE OF SIN/NOW WE’RE READY TO CASH IT IN

TRIPPIN THROUGH THE NIGHT DESERT FAST N LOW /CHRISTIAN BOB ON THE RADIO
SCREAMING AT ME TELLING ME-SAYING WHERE I’M GUNNA GO- I’LL SEE HIM IN HELL!
I ALREADY KNOW!

CH: AND IT’S STRAIGHT TO THE TOP OF BOTTOM IN THE CITY OF LIGHTS
BABY LET’S RIDE/MAMA LET’S RIDE- LETS RIDE-
BABY LETS RIDE -MAMA LETS RIDE-TONITE! LET’S RIDE!

2005 TORMENT/PIERCE/GROSSMAN/GAUTIER/KASTRINOS
MUSIC BY UNIT F. LYRICS BY MEL TORMENT. BACKING VOCALS JIM MONROE

JUST SAY YES

Written By: MEL TORMENT

JUST SAY YES

JUST SAY YES!
TO WAR
JUST SAY YES!
TO PORN
JUST SAY YES!
TO GOVERNMENT
JUST SAY YES!
TO PUBLIC SCORN
JUST SAY YES
TO POLITICS
AND SAY YES
TO GUNS
JUST SAY YES
TO FEAR
JUST SAY YES
TO UNLIMITED FUN!

IT DOESN’T MATTER IF ITS WRONG OR RIGHT UNLESS WE KNOW THE REASON WHY
AND IF WE LET THEM TELL US WHAT TO THINK
THEY’LL FINALLY CONTROL OUR MINDS

JUST SAY YES!
TO TERROR
SAY YES
TO DRUGS
JUST SAY YES!
TO CONFORMITY
AND YES
LETS ACT LIKE THUGS
JUST SAY YES
TO CRIME
JUST SAY YES
TO HATE
JUST SAY YES
TO APATHY AND THE IGNORANCE THAT SEALS OUR FATE

IT DOESN’T MATTER IF ITS WRONG OR RIGHT
UNLESS WE KNOW THE REASON WHY
AND IF WE LET THEM TELL US WHAT TO THINK
THEY’LL FINALLY CONTROL OUR MINDS

SO SAY ….

JUST SAY YES!
TO AGENDAS
JUST SAY YES!
GREED
JUST SAY TO YES
TO RELIGION
AND SAY YES!
TO DOING MORE SPEED
JUST SAY YES!
TO DISCIPLINE
AND SAY YES
TO TRUST
AND SAY YES TO CORPORATE CRIMINALS RUNNING OUR ASSES INTO THE DUST

IT DOESN’T MATTER IF ITS WRONG OR RIGHT
UNLESS WE KNOW THE REASON WHY
AND IF WE LET THEM TELL US WHAT TO THINK
THEY’LL FINALLY CONTROL OUR MINDS

SO WE SAY….
JUST SAY YES! YES! YES YES YES YES!

(Dedicated to Nancy Regan)

Copyright 2005 Music by Mike Sarcoz & Unit F. Backing vocals with Steve Kravac
Lyrics Mel Torment

Discography

2006 American Shutdown (Finger Records)
2006-On The Pipe 2 DVD (PowerBrand)
2005 Ride - Video Single-Concrete Wave Evolutions DVD
2005 Ride-Sounds of the Anarchy Library Comp
2005 Ride-Redefining the Scenes Comp (Finger)
2004 Security (4 song E.P. Finger Records)
2001 Hollow City (Finger Records)

Media & Placement

2002 KABC Ch4 -Live coverage of Unit F preformance at Surfers4Peace benefit, at the Grove Theater, Anaheim, Ca

Set List

Unit F typically plays a 9-12 song setlist, which can run from 25-45 minutes depending on bill, stage time, and event dynamics. The set list is currently comprised of songs from the 2006 release American Shutdown and 2004's Security EP, with up three new, unreleased songs. At times, members of Unit F has provide a punk backing band for Shar Jackson, and the only covers currently under consideration are Britney Spears Toxic, Blondies Telephone and one more that really doesn't matter.
Current setlist:
1. American Shutdown
2. Tyranny Radio
3. Falls Away (unreleased)

4. Pressure
5. I Am the D.A.
6. I See Grey

7. Little Warriors (unreleased)
8. Breaking the Chains (unreleased)
9. Just Say Yes

10. Secret Government
11. Information Age pt. II
12. Ride