Ten Foot Pole is a U.S. melodic punkrock band, formerly on Epitaph Records. The band was founded in 1983 as Scared Straight. They renamed themselves in the early 1990s while on tour in Europe, not wanting to be mistaken for a "straight edge" punk band. Before changing their name to Ten Foot Pole in the early 1990s, the band included nardcore punk members Scott Radinsky and Dennis Jagard. The band released two albums under their new name with the old lineup: Swill and Rev.