-->''Went to skate my favorite local pool''
-->''Cops harass me like a criminal''
-->''They don't get the possibilities''
-->''Cussing, biting, stealing, fighting''
-->''[[TitleDrop Skateboard Anarchy!]]''
---> --"Skateboard Anarchy"
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'''JFA''' (JodieFoster's Army), stylized '''JF∆''', is a HardcorePunk band from Phoenix, Arizona, that formed in [[TheEighties 1981]]. The band's original line-up consists of Brian Brannon (vocals, keyboard on "[[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]]"), Don Redando (guitar), Michael Cornelius (bass), and Mike "Bam-Bam" Sversvold (drums). The band has had a rather large rotation of drummers (Redando once observed that they "are like coordinated homeless guys"); the first was Bam Bam, who left in 1984, and now the position is held by Carter Blitch, the '''[[SerialEscalation fifteenth]]''' drummer the band's had. Meanwhile, Corey Stretz has replaced Cornelius as bassist in the current line-up.

JFA, along with others like TheOffspring and {{Rancid}}, were pioneers and driving forces of the SkatePunk subgenre of HardcorePunk, crafting short, fast, aggressive songs that attracted lots of attention from skateboarders. Fitting, considering that all four members of the band are major skateheads, and they typically play at skating events. Their song "Skateboard Anarchy" was featured in ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater 4'' in 2002. To top it off, they also have their own [[http://www.factory13.org/jfapage.html line of skateboards]] from Factory 13.

The band's name is derived from John Hinckley, Jr., the, uh, ''misaimed'' [[MisaimedFandom fan]] who attempted to kill RonaldReagan inspired by JodieFoster (more specifically ''TaxiDriver'').

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'''A brief discography:'''

* ''Blatant Localism'' (EP)
* ''Valley of the Yakes''
* ''Untitled''
* ''Mad Gardens''
* ''My Movie''
* ''Nowhere Blossoms''
* ''Only Live Once''
* ''We Know You Suck''
* ''To All Our Friends''

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!!JFA provides examples of:

* CoverVersion: Did a cover of "Low Rider" by War, and the ''{{Peanuts}}'' theme tune.
* EpicRiff: "JFA", "BAJA", "Walk Don't Run"
* GarageBand
* HardcorePunk
* HilariousInHindsight: In "Beach Blanket Bongout", Brannon sings ''"Surf punks we're not / Skateboard we do"''. And then they did "BAJA", an instrumental SurfRock song.
* LongRunners: Started in 1981, still going as of 2011.
* SurfRock: {{Subverted}} with "Beach Blanket Bongout" (''"Surf punks we're not / Skateboard we do"'').
** Played straight with "BAJA".
* TheUnintelligible: Brannon's signature scream-singing style verges into this.
** Worst offender is "JFA".
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