SNFU is a Canadian punk band from Edmonton, founded in 1981.
SNFU gained a legendary reputation as a skatepunk band in the 1980s. In the 1990s they switched to the well-known punk label Epitaph Records, where they released three albums and then broke up.
In 2000 they got back together with a new line-up to release a new EP on Alternative Tentacles. However, this did not have much success in the scene.
In 2007, after many years, a new studio album was released on their own label Rake Records called In The Meantime And In Between Time. The album titles of the band basically consist of seven words. The abbreviation SNFU originally stands for “Society’s No Fucking Use“.
In 2012 the Canadian author Chris Walter published the biography “SNFU: What No One Else Wanted To Say“.
In November 2019, singer Ken Chinn reported that he had been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness that could soon be fatal. He then recorded a solo single with orchestral versions of Hurt (originally by Johnny Cash and later covered by Nine Inch Nails) and Painful Reminder by SNFU, which was released in June 2020. Ken Chinn died on July 16, 2020 at the age of 57.
I took pictures of SNFU at Starlite ROom in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on November 20, 2004: