Fucked Up

[ 2001 - Present ]

Pink Eyes
Vocals

Concentration Camp
Guitar

Mr. Jo
Drums

Mustard Gas
Bass

10,000 Marbles
Guitar

The Story
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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Discography
JT1122

JT1122
CD | LP
October 10, 2006

JT1116

JT1116
7 Inch
August 22, 2006

Multimedia
JT1122

Baiting the Public [8.17 MB]

"Baiting the Public" / The Knitting Factory / Drew Alexander [20.89 MB]

Contact Info

Band
Fucked Up
34 Park Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M8W 1G8
vibrationandhum@hotmail.com
http://lookingforgold.blogspot.com

Publicity
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Booking
Ground Control
Eric Dimenstein
190 North 10th
#301
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-218-8203
718-218-8205
eric@groundcontroltouring.com
http://www.groundcontroltouring.com/

Radio
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