0DFx

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0DFx
Origin Akron, Ohio, United States
Genres Hardcore punk
Years active 1981–1983
Past members Jimi Imij
Tommy Strange
Mickey X-Nelson
Brad No Sweat

0DFx (also known as Zero Defects or Zero Defex) is an American hardcore punk band.

History[edit]

The band was formed in Akron, Ohio, in late 1981[1] by Tom Seiler of local punk group The Bursting Brains,[1] Mick Hurray of the neo-surf group The Nelsons,[1] and Jim Friend of V-Nervz.[1]

The band went through a few bass players before placing an ad in the Cleveland free paper Scene.[2] Brad Warner, who had been in a new wave group called Mmaxx,[3] answered the ad and after an afternoon audition he was accepted into the band. Warner remained a member of the group until its dissolution.[4]

The band dissolved in the spring of 1983.[5]

In December 2005, Jim Lanza hatched the idea of reviving a handful of old Cleveland-area punk bands for a one time show entitled Cleveland's Screaming.[6] Warner decided to take the opportunity to create a documentary about the punk rock scene in Akron and Cleveland in the 1980s also entitled Cleveland's Screaming.[6] The documentary was released in 2007.[7][8]

Since they reformed, the band has begun writing and recording new music; in early 2013, the band signed to the record label Revolution Harmony.[9] Zero Defex still plays shows as often as the band members are able.[10]

Guest appearances[edit]

0DFx appeared on the Ohio-based punk rock compilation, The New Hope[11] and on the nationally released International P.E.A.C.E. Benefit Compilation,[12] which has remained in print since 1984.[12]

Members[edit]

  • Jim Friend "Jimi Imij" (vocals)
  • Tom Seiler "Tommy Strange" (guitar, 1981–83)
  • Jeff Hardy "Jeffro Smull" (guitar, from 2005)
  • Mick Hurray "Mickey X-Nelson" (drums)
  • Brad Warner "Brad No Sweat" (bass)

Short-term members[edit]

  • Alan Litt "Alan Nelson" (bass)
  • Franklin Tarver "Frank N. File" (bass)
  • John Despins "Johnny Phlegm" (bass)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Zero Defex (0DFx Records 2008)
  • Discography (Get Revenge Records, 2008)[13]
  • Caught in a Reflection (Revolution Harmony, 2013)[14]

EPs[edit]

  • War Hero 7 (Get Revenge Records 016, 2007)
  • Drop the A-Bomb 7 (Get Revenge Records 018, 2008)

Compilation album appearances[edit]

Related bands[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ODFx (Zero Defects)". Archived from the original on 2012-01-11. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ Warner, Brad (2003). Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies & the Truth About Reality. Wisdom Publications. pp. 22–23. ISBN 0-86171-380-X. 
  3. ^ Warner, Brad (2003). Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies & the Truth About Reality. Wisdom Publications. pp. 20–21. ISBN 0-86171-380-X. 
  4. ^ "About O.D.F.X." MTV. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Warner, Brad (2007). Sit Down and Shut Up: Punk Rock Commentaries on Buddha, God, Truth, Sex, Death, and Dogen's Treasury of the Right Dharma Eye. New World Library. p. 1. ISBN 9781577315599. 
  6. ^ a b Warner, Brad (2007). Sit Down and Shut Up: Punk Rock Commentaries on Buddha, God, Truth, Sex, Death, and Dogen's Treasury of the Right Dharma Eye. New World Library. pp. 7–8. ISBN 9781577315599. 
  7. ^ "Cleveland's Screaming!". Distrify. 
  8. ^ "Cleveland's Screaming: New Doc Looks at 80s Punk Scenes". Cleveland Scene. 
  9. ^ "American hardcore punk legends ZERO DEFEX sign to Revolution Harmony, release free single/video". Revolution Harmony. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  10. ^ Warner, Brad (2009). Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate: A Trip Through Death, Sex, Divorce, and Spiritual Celebrity in Search of the True Dharma. New World Library. pp. xi. ISBN 1-57731-654-1. 
  11. ^ Ohio punk compilations Retrieved: 05 April 2007
  12. ^ a b Warner, Brad (2003). Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies & the Truth About Reality. Wisdom Publications. pp. xiv–xv. ISBN 0-86171-380-X. 
  13. ^ "Zero Defex discography". discogs. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  14. ^ "ZERO DEFEX 'Caught In A Reflection' (out today)". Revolution Harmony. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 

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