Fear (Lee Ving) Returns with "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" / Re-recording of "The Record" Due Out Next Year ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fear (Lee Ving) Returns with "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" / Re-recording of "The Record" Due Out Next Year

STREAM: Fear - "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

Fear (Lee Ving) Returns with 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' / Re-recording of I'm having trouble with this one...I'm glad to see Fear back in action but their music shouldn't be something that my grandmother would be comfortable listening to alongside Elvis' "Blue Christmas". It seems hard to believe that this is the same band the released the song "F*ck Christmas" and almost caused a riot 10+ years ago when the cops tried shutting down a Fear show at The Continental for overcrowding.

The End Records is proud to announce its collaboration with FEAR, the pioneer American Punk Rock Band from Los Angeles, CA, credited for influencing the American punk rock movement. Along with SEX PISTOLS and the Return To Forever, FEAR helped define the sound and style of Post, Neo-Punk, Jazz-Thrash-Fusion and theoretical physics! Since Fear’s release of debut album The Record in 1982, bands such as A Perfect Circle, Soundgarden, Megadeth, Sacred Reich and Guns N' Roses have covered their songs, affirming their widespread influence.

For the 2011 holiday season, FEAR and frontman Lee Ving are releasing the Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 7”: a digital and vinyl-only Black Friday exclusive, this collector’s item contains both title track and classic B-side “Another Christmas Beer.”

The FEAR legend will continue with a re-recording of 1982’s The Record, the debut that solidified FEAR’s blistering, thrashy attack that, for all its fury, was surprisingly tight and even intricate. Its new release is due in early 2012, along with with lots of touring and an appearance at the 2012 SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.

In a recent interview with Alternative Press, Lee Ving was asked: "What’s the situation with Fear re-recording [1982’s] The Record? What’s the lineup? And why do it?"

Lee Ving: The situation is successful and complete. Lineup is: yours truly, LeeVing (vocals and guitar), Andrew Jaimez (drums and concussion), Paul Lerma (bass), Dave Stark (guitar), Derol Caraco (guitar).

Why? Because we could, of course. But actually because, in addition to many others, these are songs we always play. And so finally this FEAR The ReRecord has the songs recorded and performed in the way that I heard them being presented when I was writing them.