Welcome to the home of Houston's KURFU.
Howdy ho boys and girls!
Unfortunately, we are no longer together. I do have some great memories from the seven years I made music with my friends, which is why I keep this website. It's an archive -- my scrapbook, if you will.
I've added every song that I have in my personal collection, and created a timeline of our history.
Thank you to all that supported us, and everyone else around us these past few years. It was you that inspired us to do what we did.
What was KURFU? We were an original, alternative, heavy, pop, industrial, dance, yadda yadda yadda, band. Where the hell did we fit? We didn't care! Put the us into whatever box you like. In the end, it's all about the music, ain't it. All I know is that we had way too much fun playing this stuff to worry about labels. Check out the music for your yourself. See ya soon!
About The Band
KURFU music has been described as “ NIN meets The Cure ” (Music News April 1997). The band's roots go back to the early 90's when Max and Larry joined together to form KURFU. Mid 1994 saw John join the band, and the boys spent the next 18 months gigging and recording around the Baltimore/DC area. The band took a major leap of faith in early 1996 when Max, John, and Larry came to Houston from Maryland. They joined with Gio and Christy to complete KURFU. The varied influences from each of the members came together to create a unique alternative sound. KURFU combined an industrial keyboard and drum section with a rock solid guitar and bass to form a solid groove. On top of this were Max's catchy vocal melodies and lyrics.
KURFU is no longer performing.
We recorded many songs in various manners. Most of the early tracks were done in fairly good recording studios, while some of the later recording were captured on a simple cassette based "4-track" machine in our practice room.
Highlights for the uninitiated:
...And for the brave ones, presented here is every single recording that I have from my time with Kurfu. Enjoy...
Volume 1 - East Coast Years:
Volume 2 - Welcome To Stinky's
Volume 3 - Beyond Stinky
The history is as accurate as I can recall... Corrections and additions are welcome.
The Art Gallery
Here's my collection of
pictures from KURFU shows. Just pick an album and start browsing!
Do you have any photos that you would like to see here? Send them to me: KURFU@YAHOO.COM
All Contents © John P Barton/Cats Crying To The Music except as noted.