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Chances are better than good that if we asked you right now to guess which Denver band was name-dropped in the current issue of Spin, Bum Kon would probably be the last name you'd come up with. Not that the group doesn't merit a mention, mind you; it's just that the act, which disbanded during the Reagan era, isn't exactly top-of-mind these days. It is, however, for Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham. Evidently, the flesh-baring lead singer, whose band is profiled this month by Brian Raftery, was fired up about finding an out-of-print single by Bum Kon at a punk record fair in Toronto. -- Dave Herrera

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