Formed in 1997, the band used self-irony when spreading their message of veganism, straight edge, feminism and optimism. Their main influence is New York straight edge group Gorilla Biscuits. Other influences include 7 Seconds, Minor Threat, and Youth of Today.
The band recorded three records before pretending to part ways in 2002, saying "their mission had been accomplished and they had reached their goals." At the same time, also as predicted in their song "I Can't Wait", they released a compilation album from their entire career, Positively Positive 1997-2002, on Equal Vision. The band continued the running gag, doing a 'reunion' tour in 2004. GCF released a new record in January 2006 entitled Between Christian Rock And A Hard Place again on Equal Vision. In Europe their material is released by Reflections Records. The new album was supported by a full European and US tours. In December 2006 the band announced they would be releasing a rarities compilation entitled Crouching Tiger, Moshing Panda and would include compilation tracks, out of print 7"'s, and some songs that are not available on any albums.
The band gained a particular internet following after they released "The MySpace Song," which is a spoof ballad about a girl who leaves her boyfriend for a person she met on MySpace, with lyrics such as "I know how emo kids feel" and "I know that I’m an adult / But Tom it’s your fault / You created a monster"
In late summer of 2009 the band completed a full-length feature film titled Good Clean Fun: The Movie, based on a script written by Diao. Shooting began in November 2007.