Label: G7 Welcoming Committee
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


As one of Fat Wreck Chord's very first bands, Propagandhi has long been going against the grain of not just society, but even its own record label. The radicals from Winnipeg, Canada, got together in 1989 and eventually played a show with NOFX. After talking with Fat Mike and realizing they shared the same D.I.Y. attitude, the band agreed to join his fledgling label. Ideally, the band would have loved to skirt the entire capitalist process of selling and marketing music, but made compromises in order to get its pro-gay, pro-feminist, pro-civil liberties, anti-fascism message out. Screeching over fast, catchy punk music, the group moved easily from humorous to profound to blunt -- with song titles like "I Was a Pre-teen McCarthyist," "Hate, Myth, Muscle, Etiquette," and "Stick That Fucking Flag Up Your Goddamn Ass, You Skinhead Creep." That style took a dramatic turn in 1997 when singer, songwriter, and bassist John K. Samson left to write, start a publishing company, and eventually form the Weakerthans. The remaining members of Propagandhi started their own label, G7 Welcoming Committee, which released the band's third album, Where Quantity Is Job 1, along with Weakerthans' records and Propagandi's 2001 effort, Today's Empire, Tomorrow's Ashes, in Canada.