Band: No Fun At All

Name:No Fun At AllLocation:Skinnskatteberg, Sweden Genre:Punkrock


Krister Johansson - Lead Guitar
Ingemar Jansson - Vocals
Kjell Ramstedt - Drums
Mikael Danielsson - Rhytm Guitar
Steven Neuman - Bass


Since the debut-MCD release of "Vision" in 1993, Sweden's premier hardcore pop-punkers NO FUN AT ALL has grow into a tight, intensive and frantic mean killing machine. Something which has been proved on hard-exercised tours all across the globe.

Back in 1993, little did anyone expect that out of Skinnskatteberg, a small Swedish town of 4 000 inhabitants would arise a band that was soon to pave way for a Swedish punk and hardcore 'boom' and that would soon even be hailed, praised and 'adopted' in Southern California - the #1 stronghold for melodic punk.

Started out by main-songwriter, guitarist and AC/DC fanatic Micke Danielsson, NO FUN AT ALL (named after a tongue-in-check mixture of the Sex Pistols song "No Fun" and Sick of it all's name), surprisingly managed to get out of the kindergarten very quickly. This despite being not especially serious or dedicated at first, things changed very quickly when Burning Heart Records (as one of the labels very first releases), decided to release the "Vision" single. Originally meant to be an 'hope-we-can-sell-all of them' initial press of 1 000 copies, the single has since gone on to sell an amazing +25 000 copies (not bad for a debut EP). Safe to say it totally paved way for what was later to come, both in success for NFAA as for Burning Heart and the whole Swedish hardcore/punk explosion that followed.

Today, four albums and one single/EP compilation available (the above mentioned "No straight angles" 1994, "Out Of Bounds" 1995, "The Big Knockover" 1997, "EP's Going Steady" 1998 and "State Of Flow" 2001), and with album sales of +200 000 to boast with, NFAA has become an established unit all over the world. A band that now definitely got a place in the punk/ hardcore hall of fame.

Drawing major influences from bands as BAD RELIGION and 7 SECONDS and some other Californian punk bands, there has and will always be strong influences from the English new wave scene (read: MAGAZINE, ELVIS COSTELLO, XTC, THE JAM etc.) in NFAA's approach to music. Pop influences that make their sound a little bit more adhesive, poppy and slicker than many of their American peers. The 'goofy geek-punkbands' as NO FX and VANDALS or the majority of the 'lighter' side of southern Californian hardcore/punk never really meant much for the upbringing of NFAA. Instead, the earlier mentioned names plus DEAD KENNEDYS, BLACK FLAG, CIRCLE JERKS, POISON IDEA, RAMONES has been the soul and fuel of inspiration for NO FUN AT ALL.

No Fun At All decided to split up in 2001. ”We’ve had a great time with the band” says singer Ingemar Jansson. ”We’ve played most parts of the world, and have earned ourselves memories for life. But each thing has it’s time, and we feel that we want to quit while we personally still believe we are a great band. A year after breaking up the band wanted all fans to vote for which songs that should be put on a greatest hits album. This ended up in "Master Celebrations" which contains songs from the band's whole carrer, as well as two new songs.

In the past two years No Fun At All has done a few re-union gigs and they seem to continue on that way, so yet it's still not too late to see your favourite band!

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