Fucked Up

Fucked Up
Location:Toronto, Other (Canada)
Genres:Punk / Hardcore
Record Label:Matador Records
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If you touch me I'll shatter, like a statue I'm fragile. Fucked Up - Glass Boys (Jake Jenkins)
NewsFucked Up - "Glass Boys" [Album...
Fucked Up's new album Glass Boys can be streamed here.
NewsFucked Up Share New Music Video
Hit the replies to check out a new music video from Fucked Up for a new song titled "Sun Glass."...
NewsFucked Up - "Led by Hand" [Music]
Fucked Up's "Led by Hand" can be heard in the replies.
NewsF*cked Up Announce New LP, Release...
Fucked Up will release Glass Boys on June 3rd via Matador. You can stream "Paper The House" at...
Album ReviewFucked Up - Glass Boys
Posted by Jake Jenkins on 07/16/14
Album ReviewFucked Up - Year of the Tiger
Posted by mymusicismylife on 02/14/12
Album ReviewFucked Up - David Comes to Life
Posted by DJWildefire on 07/28/11
Album ReviewFucked Up - David Comes to Life
Posted by Adam Pfleider on 06/13/11
Album ReviewFucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
Posted by OKComputer1016 on 11/04/08
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All too often punk music is about getting it right, picking a particular subgenre and acing it the way you might a test. Toronto's Fucked Up has proven the antithesis of this approach since their inception. Formed in early 2001, this five-piece has managed confrontation without cheap gimmicks or novelty, creativity without pointless noodling and intensity without predictable arrangements. Seamlessly plowing through punk's varied past, a Fucked Up song can invoke the melodic anthems of British Oi, the brawny directness of early 80s American hardcore and the artistic autonomy of a band that doesn't care what its forebears have done before.

Gruff, raspy vocals reminiscent of Negative Approach's John Brannon topple over driving guitars, sometimes favoring melody, sometimes a chaotic, down-stroke frenzy. A trail of hard-to-find seven-inch EPs show a band not only perfectly at ease with the trade of vintage hardcore punk, but one constantly willing to push its music into new, original directions. Fucked Up manipulates everything from its lyrics and artwork to song length and writing to make a distinct, singularly unique point.

Threading the best elements of Killed By Death obscurities through the Undertones' melody, Black Flag's aggression and Minor Threat's Marshall-driven guitars, Fucked Up rarely makes for direct comparisons, arriving instead at something wholly intense and new ... and isn't that the point?
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Last Updated: 12/18/08

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