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According to lead guitarist Sean, the band name stood for 'So F***ing What'.
Artefact added : 22nd April 2008
by ellismills
sbilts Says –
Is that a very young Pete Gallagher on the left in the Kaftan? I remember tales of SFW. Pete seemed to think SFW could mean anything they wanted it to be at the time.
COMMENT ADDED 1st May 2008
Chris Flynn Says –
Hi I’m Chris Flynn. I was the drummer with SFW who were just four kids from Wythenshawe who could play. I remember this festival well. And yes – that is Peter Gallagher in the Kaftan. I now live in Sydney Australia but would love to know how the rest of the band are doing: Peter Gallagher, Mark Caffery and Sean Carter. Plus Steve Taylor our amazing sound engineer. If anyone has any info please let me know. All the best. Chris
COMMENT ADDED 30th June 2008
sbilts Says –
Hi Chris, Pete now plays in the CasualTies a "Soft Rock Band" as they were recently described. There is quite a bit of stuff about them on this site. He is still ridiculously talented and mad as a box of frogs. He lives in Edgeley, Stockport amongst guitars......
COMMENT ADDED 30th June 2008
Chris Flynn Says –
Thanks Sincerely for this. I’ve emailed him so hope to get a response soon. It’s good to know he’s still as crazy as ever. When we were in SFW we created our own pseudo personalities complete with names. His was Crypto Ava (as in Gardner – he’d say) Smed. Christ knows where he got that from. Cheers Chris
COMMENT ADDED 4th July 2008
berni Says –
Remember all you guys in SFW went to see you play in Burnley back in 70s remember shaun his brother Laurance was a friend of my brother peter mckay chris flynn was in the year below me at All Hallows hope you all are keeping well
COMMENT ADDED 19th April 2013
nichall Says –
SFW were a great high energy band and I always loved watching them. Sean was a lovely bloke and Marc nuts but a charming guy. They were pretty hot around the Oldham area at the time... I was with a band called The Losers at the time (very appropriate on reflection). We were a very blues orientated band but SF were always supportive and I liked them very much. Haven't seen Saun for a quarter of a century or so,,,, the last time I was with him he was talking about going into acting, drama school or something. It was nice to see his face on this page and I hope he and all SFW are keeping well. Remember 'Information Please' Sean hated it but it was a crowd pleaser.
COMMENT ADDED 6th June 2014
jimw1 Says –
Information Please' brilliant' one of their best' i also liked vice grip'
COMMENT ADDED 12th April 2015
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