OOP Corner: Furnaceface - unsafe@anyspeed

Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 by Fashion Munx in Labels: , ,

Furnaceface were a weirdo punk band from Ottawa, Ontario that existed from 1990 to 1999. They released four LPs and a slew of singles. From what I gather they were kind of a big deal in their scene but for some reason all of their records are out of print.Their first two albums were pretty experimental with melodic punk in the vein of other Canadian punk bands of the time acting as a base with bits of alterna-pop, hardcore, folk, spoken word, funk and even hip-hop thrown in. They were very 90s and very Canadian. Instead of starting off with one of those I thought I'd ease you into them with their third LP, 1996's unsafe@anyspeed. This album is much more of a conventional pop-punk record but they have really unique 60s influenced melodies that make it just as memorable as their more adventurous material. I'd say it falls somewhere between Hüsker Dü and Bad Religion. Anyways, you can find another digital copy online but not a high quality rip straight from the CD like this version. I hope you enjoy it!



  1. biopunk says:

    I think one of the reasons the 'Just Buy It' album didn't get re-released for the second time was due to how much unauthorized sampling it still had on it.

    The original cassette had quite a bit of "Men Are Pigs" from Henrietta Collins & The Wife-Beating Child-Haters and the Mr. Rogers stuff on "Shakey Thing". Not to mention a lot of the intros...