Fucked Up: Couple Tracks
If you release so many 7″s on so many labels sooner or later even the most hardcore fan is going to miss something – and those unhappy Fucked Up fans will be very happy to see this double CD/LP. Beginning with their first A side and ending with versions of material from crossover albums Hidden World and Chemistry of Common Life, with some surprising diversions on the way, this covers nearly a decade of FU stuff.
Some samples: that first track, which is pretty basic hardcore but still bracing stuff, constructed as it is around the anti-fascist rallying cry ‘No Pasaran’ and introduced by a snippet from Ken Loach’s brilliant Land and Freedom (1995). Play loud. Second, something rather different – the Up’s cover of the Shop Assistants’ ‘I Don’t Want To Be Friends With You’, which will have angrybonbon twitching 🙂 Part of the strange adventures of twee in the US, certainly… some Dolly Mixture covers here too.
Lots more on these two discs, everything from foot-down hardcore to the more melodic stuff. Highly recommended, if you don’t mind different versions of things you might already have.
‘No Pasaran‘ – Fucked Up – Couple Tracks.
‘I Don’t Want To Be Friends With You‘ – Fucked Up – Couple Tracks.