Ken Fleming (musician)

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Ken Fleming
Also known asGoony
Born(1962-10-23) October 23, 1962 (age 51)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
GenresPunk rock, alternative rock
InstrumentsGuitar, bass guitar
Years active1980–present
LabelsSudden Death Records, BYO Records
Associated actsThe Unwanted, Grey Skies, SNFU, Econoline Crush, Dog Eat Dogma, Ani Kyd, Isolation 3
 
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Ken Fleming
Also known asGoony
Born(1962-10-23) October 23, 1962 (age 51)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
GenresPunk rock, alternative rock
InstrumentsGuitar, bass guitar
Years active1980–present
LabelsSudden Death Records, BYO Records
Associated actsThe Unwanted, Grey Skies, SNFU, Econoline Crush, Dog Eat Dogma, Ani Kyd, Isolation 3

Ken Fleming (born October 23, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba)[1] is a Canadian punk rock musician. He has played in the early Canadian hardcore punk band The Unwanted, the skate punk band SNFU, and the industrial alternative rock band Econoline Crush.

Career[edit]

Fleming began his career in 1980 with the Winnipeg, Manitoba-based band The Unwanted, an early staple of Canadian hardcore punk.[2] With Fleming on bass, they released numerous small-run records, culminating in 1984's Shattered Silence LP on BYO Records. The band broke up the next year, though they would reunite decades later around singer Norm Simm and new musicians.

Following a move to Vancouver, British Columbia, Fleming went on to play in numerous bands for brief periods, including Grey Skies, with Devin Townshend. He served as SNFU's bassist in 1992, shortly after the band reformed following a breakup, but left the group shortly before they signed to Epitaph Records and embarked on extensive recording and touring.

Fleming next worked with Econoline Crush, joining in 1997 for touring behind their The Devil You Know album.[3] He later held stints in Twist, the long-running Dog Eat Dogma, and Ani Kyd's band.

In 2007, Fleming and vocalist Ken Chinn reconstituted SNFU after a two-year breakup. They proceeded to tour extensively in Canada and Europe over the next several years, releasing the Never Trouble Trouble Until Trouble Troubles You album six years later. Fleming formed the new group Isolation 3 in 2011, and emigrated to Japan the following year.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Walter. ...What No One Else Wanted to Say. Vancouver: GFY Press, 2012, pp. 237
  2. ^ Walter 42
  3. ^ "CANOE -- JAM! Music - Pop Encyclopedia -- Econoline Crush". Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ Walter 265

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