Intense live shows, emotional obsession and tight musicianship earned them an important slice of punk/hardcore history through their six year existence. Parting ways with their original drummer, Rich Mcdermott stepped in to fill his shoes. Having Rich in the band also meant having 3/4ths of Good Riddance, which just couldn't work once Good Riddance signed to Fat Wreck Chords and became a full time touring band in 1995. Fury 66 recorded 4 songs for a 7" on Half Pint Records and gained even more popularity before Tom left Good Riddance and Rich and Russ were forced to part ways with Fury 66. Moving on with a few new members, Fury 66 kept plugging away, temporarily recruiting Dog (Mock) on guitar and Joey (Riff Raff) on drums. They didn't find the momentum they needed until they recruited Micky Dunegan on bass, Jon Cattivera on guitar and vocals and Brian Zeal on drums.
With this change, the band found themselves recording their debut full length "No Perfect Machine" for Half Pint Records, a split 7" with Screw 32, and appearances on numerous compilations. This line up changed slightly in the drum department to make due for the excessive touring they became accustomed to. Kevin Rafferty played drums on the first U.S. tour and Scott Batiste on the second.
They recorded a self-titled 7" for Sessions Records shortly before changing a few more members once again. With the new additions of Jeff Frady on Guitar and Joe Haberman (Red Fish) on drums, Fury 66 felt they had found their most solid line up to date. Songs literally poured out of them and they went into record their long awaited second full length, "For Lack of a Better Word" for Sessions Records, co-producing with Doug Sangalang (Screw 32, Limp, One Time Angels). This release saw them reach new heights and defined what the band's sound had become. Tours with AFI, Good Riddance, 88 Fingers Louie and Ensign, among others, helped them create a huge national following. The final member change came with Zach Hunter on guitar and vocals (Nothing Substantial / Nerve Agents).
They went into the studio to record 4 songs which later became their last recording ever. The songs are nothing short of amazing and can be found on the band's last will and testament, "Red Giant Evolution." Perfectly documenting the demise of this great band, the CD also includes the out of print S/T Sessions seven inch, a demo version of "No Apologies," the unreleased "Sunday Again" and their flawless cover of "World Peace" by the Cro-Mags. This is the final installment of a band that will be missed by many. Read more on Last.fm.
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