Western Addiction was a punk rock band based in San Francisco formed in 2003 by four veterans of the punk scene who claimed they were sick of all the pop punk and emo and longed for the days of a thriving hardcore punk community. All four members work for Fat Wreck Chords. From the Fat Wreck web site: Do you remember when punk rock didn’t rely on prefixes? Like, you didn’t have to say ‘streetpunk’ or ’crust punk’ or ”political punk” or ’shit punk’ or ’art punk’ or ’pop punk’? Simpler, more straightforward times.