Like a Mother Fucker. Also spelt L.A.M.F. and always capitalized.
Although two current UD definitons have it as 'punk' origin and used in the 70s, it was widely used as early as the 50s in Brooklyn and other areas of NYC and possibly beyond.
Sometimes it accompanied tags of gangs, but mostly it was used as a postscript with tags of gang members or wannabe gang members.
It was also frequently preceeded (separated by a space) by D.T.K. = Down To Kill
and followed less often by TTH = To The Heart
Like A Mother Fucker. Used by Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers. LAMF is a gang territory reference, a "keep off out turf" warning.
Like A Mother Fucker
True. Johnny Thunders Rocks and L.A.M.F. is one of his great records. However, L.A.M.F. is not punk graffiti but gang graffiti. In New York City (johnny's home) the gang members would stray into other gangs territories where they would tag D.T.K. meaning "Down to Kill", a challenge to the gang who's turf it was. L.A.M.F. or "Like a Mutherfucker" would be added to accentuate or validate the existing tag.
Walter Lure D.T.K. L.A.M.F.
like a mother fucker, the title of johnny thunders and the heartbreaks incredible iconic punk album, often seen scrawled on walls. generally a punk statement.
" come on lets go party to LAMF!"
LAMF was an obscene acronym used in the 1960s and onward by teenagers and other youth, sometimes to describe their gangs, though not necessarily the more violent and highly-organized gangs now existing.
The acronym might be combined with their community or other name, as Kings LAMF and was often written with marker pen inside subway cars in New York City.
The term stood for "Like A Mother Fucker" and was also used as the title, in that context, albums by Folk-Rock Duo Bunky and Jake in 1969, L.A.M.F. and Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers in 1977, L.A.M.F.
In the present, some bands and individuals use the term LAMF to evoke connotations of said Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers album and the musical milieu that gave birth to it.
LAMF is also the name of the Burden Brothers Street Team.
Vans Skate Footwear has also released Jim Greco's pro model shoe, called the LAMF. Van's has also come out with the LAMF 2's.
Julian Cope and collaborators released an album by LAMF called Ambient Metal in 2001.
Japanese professional wrestler Yoshiaki Yago has the letters "LAMF" emblazoned on the back of his trunks.
Shannon Leto, of the band 30 Seconds to Mars, can often be seen wearing a shirt with the acronym LAMF written across the front in Pink lettering.
Johnny Thunders L A M F!
New York City gang graffiti (like a mother fucker) affirming the previous statement.
the pigs suck, L.A.M.F. Cira 1966
Lame ass mother fucker
"Really Josh. You'd rather play World of Warcraft then hang out with your friends. You're so LAMF.