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The F**king Champs

A heavy metal trio that rarely performs in front of real metal audiences, the F**king Champs are a peculiar outfit from San Francisco who hang with the indie rock crowd, while spitting out vile, perturbed hesher music. Former Nation of Ulysses guitarist Tim Green moved to San Francisco in 1995 and quickly hooked up with drummer Tim Soete and guitarist Josh Smith. With no bass and barely any vocals, the three of them formed the Champs The sound was pure, brutal riffage, with galloping power chords à la Judas Priest and occasional wanky bits. They released several homemade tapes with names like Triumph of the Air Elementals and Music for Films About Rock and a couple 7"s, all of which were difficult to find but available at their shows.

In 1997, they came out with their magnum opus, III (released under the name C4AM95 for God knows what reason), a double album that raged most furiously. In addition to the relentless riffs spewing forth from III, the F**king Champs came up with some fine, short electronic pieces with titles like "Now Is the Winter of Our Discoteque" and "Silent Night, Friendly Night." Their fondness for heavy rock and atmospheric electronics was shared by Trans Am, which sparked an ongoing friendship and collaboration. In 2000, the F**king Champs returned with IV, a deft, equally abrasive follow-up. The following year, Double Exposure, an EP from the supergroup Trans Champs, arrived. Sticking with the Roman numeral gimmick, they came back two years later with the equally ugly V.

The band went on hiatus soon after, and Smith left the group. During the recording of the next Trans Am/F**king Champs collaboration, the Champs experimented with different lineups before recruiting Trans Am's Philip Manley to become their second guitarist. The F**king Am's Gold, which also featured drumming by Jon Theodore of Golden and the Mars Volta, was released in 2004. The F**king Champs also delved into soundtrack work, crafting pieces for commercials and the Sims video games, as well as for the Italian horror film La Foresta Della Morte and for the featurettes on the DVD of the Dawn of the Dead remake. The band returned in 2007 with, of course, VI, and a retooled lineup: Smith retired from the group to play with bands such as the Makes Nice and Drunk Horse, leaving Manley as the F**king Champs' sole guitarist. ~ Adam Bregman, Rovi
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Best f**king name ever
They shuldn't name themselves that my teacher would kill me god dammit
I agree
The Zelda rock music is cool but I prefer the normal, orchestra , and the dubstep version
The only band profile that made me laugh. For God knows what reason
I remember opening up for these guys back in 2001 or so with a band I was in. To this day, I had no idea they played The Legend of Zelda (Overworld Theme).
I have to agree with mistacappach i n o
Like you and your mother
Honestly heavy metal sucks, hard
The album C4AM95 wasn't named so for God knows what reason--as I understand it, it was to get around liability because there was another band called The Champs. They changed their name, adding the F**king when the suit continued.
Totally f ucking awesome!!!
xfallenxange l _ 0 5
Really Good :)
pfft.
f**king awesome band. love their music! it's just sooooooo badass
THESE GUYS ARE HOT ...
Cool music.
liked these guys for years and never knew the guitarist was from nation of ulysses.. one of my all-time favorites. f**king champs!
bromide01
Fucking Champs fucking rule! Fuck YEAH!
gundark3
Wow this is like a hard rock version of Yes. Good job guys.
Am I the only one that feels that these guys are kinda incorrectly classified as metal? Great band tho
lwbailey
what the f**k it censored coh-jones?
lwbailey
F**KING CHAMMMPPPPPP P S S S S ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

feed me these riffs endlessly i will never tire...

all y'all haters are sorely lacking in co**nes.
More bands just need a jam album or two or three lol what is wrong with jamming out who needs vocals and a set rhythm really?
awesome they don't bleep out the name on the player but everywhere else they do f**king just trying it out damn censors
This is one instance where I really need to say, if you dont like it, dont listen to it and shut the f**k up.
have melted walls with pure guitaring.
The f**king chumps lawlz0rz. Sorry couldn't resist, yah talented guys, but the s**t goes nowhere. They need to find a melody, not just playin for the hell of it.
the ultimate!
Boring music
youdroppedyo u r r a z o r
I went to school with Joshua, Adam Cantwell (everyone say who ?!). and Tim, and hated to miss a show anywhere, whether Bob's place in the trees next to the library, at the Red Room, etc., and much later, Live Soup, in Santa Cruz. Nine string Dan Electros with lipstick pickups, with Tim occasionally donning the Gibson Flying V! His vocals on Music For Films About Rock on their brilliant cover of Motley Crue's Merry Go Round, in addition to their never recorded (at least released) Johnny Bravo (wh
bromide01
I think I went wrong.
Really can't go wrong with this
bromide01
The Fstarstarkin g Champs rule! Well, if you like that sort of thing. Which I don't really.

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