An introduction to anarchy, Goof-style
They were anti-establishment, anti-consumerism, anti-car, and true to punk style, anti-cop. They were hardcore with hearts. They drank too much and fought even more. They made their own music, their own clothes, posters and recordings, and lived commune-style at Fort Goof.
Their name even made it onto the Berlin Wall.
The Bunchofuckingoofs were born on a dare in 1983 when they were asked to open for punk band United State at Larry’s Hideaway in Toronto. Lead singer Crazy Steve figured “…we better call ourselves a bunch of fucking goofs before anyone else does.”
Crazy Steve Goof was also the gang leader and den father to a motley crew of misfits, 25 that actually played in the band, as well as an assemblage of satellite fans and hangers on.
If punk means banding together, rejecting mainstream society, and saying fuck you to the world, then the BFGs are punk. Of course, they don’t give a fuck what you think they are, and they’ll be the first to tell you.