Fetish Underground came about after two of Northern California's premier rock bands, DARA WILD and ALPHA Z, disbanded. Jesse from Dara Wild and The Maker from Alpha Z formed a song writing collaboration. As they began writing together, they felt a strong vibe and recruited former band mates of Jesse's, Christopher on guitar and Danny on drums, to complete the band lineup. "It's like putting five generations of music into a blender" states Jesse when asked to best describe the sound of FU. "We try to hit hard on what's going on and what we see in the world, and to not limit ourselves to any particular "sound" or genre. FU's stage presence and it's wide range of musical style explains the band's solid Northern California following. "Their music is solid, with fast and heavy riffs without getting caught up in an overload of distortion" quotes the UC Davis Aggie. The Maker, who played rockabilly while living in Amsterdam, describes the songs as powerful and honest. On their debut release, "FETISH UNDERGOUND", "Power" and "Apathy" question the political powers that be with a shredding vengeance, and "Back in the Fold" and "Same Difference" use hard-driving riffs to upset the senses. "Selfish Shrine" and "I Don't Know" melodically explode with youthful angst. "Sweet Ball and Chain" sheds a humorous light on relationship breakups, and "Union" exemplifies FU's long standing friendships, some of which date back to the 80's when they gigged in their previous bands.
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