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Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2001 – present)

Fucked Up is a hardcore punk band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The band formed and played their first shows in early 2001. The initial practicing lineup consisted of 10,000 Marbles (Guitar), Concentration Camp (Vocals), and Mustard Gas (Bass Guitar). Just prior to recording their demo tape, Concentration Camp moved to guitar and vocal duties were taken over by Pink Eyes (also known as Mr. Damian). Drums are played by Mr. Jo (also credited as G. Beat or J. Falco) and Young Governor was added as a third guitarist in 2007.

Following the release of the demo, the band embarked on a long series of 7” vinyl 45 rpms. Unlike many of their contemporaries, the band shunned full length LP or CD formats, preferring to output their music two songs at a time. While some record distributors refused to carry the singles, they were generally released to broad appeal, receiving glowing reviews in many punk fanzines. The artwork and feel of the records was a tribute to the [Dangerhouse Records era of punk vinyl.

The band released the “No Pasaran” 7” in May of 2002. The records aesthetic and philosophy was greatly influenced by anarchism and the participation of anarchists in the Spanish Civil War in particular. The cover and insert featured anarchist propaganda posters and portraits of Spanish farmers and peasant soldiers.

The Police 7” was released on March of 2003, quickly followed by what is considered the bands most significant recording, the Baiting the Public 7” in May of 2003. This single was in tribute to the Viennese Actionism, a far left art movement during the 1960s, and the Situationist International.

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  • Belin_Bjs

    their live show is unreal. As in actually unbeliveable. I'm not sure it even happened. Best night ever.

    4 Aug 1:45pm Reply
  • mattmacneil

    mike haliechuk deserves some sort of medal for his songwriting expertise.

    14 Jul 9:25pm Reply
  • xphelipex

    Glass Boys, mais rápido e menos ambicioso, mas ainda um disco digno de sua atenção. Review aqui: http://www.jooqebox.com/fucked-up-glass-boys-review/

    14 Jul 11:16am Reply
  • PastSanctuary

    they're definitely hardcore @wcatdoor, they just do it way differently than the average hardcore band.

    4 Jul 5:50pm Reply
  • csssmooth

    Absolutely stunning in Manchester last week, was 4th time I'd seen them but this time they absolutely shook my world. Brilliant band brilliant show

    23 Jun 8:38am Reply
  • copiousbred

    David Comes to Life was aite

    20 Jun 8:00pm Reply
  • davygrohl

    The new album is okay, but it doesn't hold a candle to David Comes to Life. [4]

    16 Jun 3:30am Reply
  • patras522

    The new album is okay, but it doesn't hold a candle to David Comes to Life. [3]

    14 Jun 9:57am Reply
  • mattmacneil

    perfect blend of hardcore and power pop. The Husker Du of the 21st century.

    12 Jun 3:29pm Reply
  • INeverender

    The new album is okay, but it doesn't hold a candle to David Comes to Life. [2]

    6 Jun 5:07pm Reply
  • JymJim

    never noticed that. i always thought the lightbulbs made a heart (life) but that itself symbolizes testicles

    6 Jun 2:20am Reply
  • Smoothuser

    Interesting how the album covers for David Comes to Life and Glass Boys are switched. The album cover of Glass Boys is a picture of a statue of david coming to life, whereas the album cover for David Comes to Life is two glass bulbs positioned to look like testicles.

    5 Jun 2:47am Reply
  • TehSpiral

    The new album is okay, but it doesn't hold a candle to David Comes to Life.

    4 Jun 11:15pm Reply
  • wcatdoor

    how is fucked up "hardcore". what kind of hardcore are you taggers listening to?

    4 Jun 7:45pm Reply
  • R-Mac

    I'm not a huge fan of Fucked Up or anything, but the new album sounds pleasantly....summer-y? for a hardcore record. I'm enjoying it.

    4 Jun 1:58pm Reply
  • Smoothuser

    The title track is such a jam.[3] The song I keep going back to.

    4 Jun 12:06am Reply
  • jonnylion

    There are some ball aching good songs on the album

    3 Jun 11:31pm Reply
  • punkrockalfred

    Going to agree with you Gurzociurlo. This album really could have been great if they had changed it up a little bit more. This album would have been the perfect opportunity to merge the accessiblity of David with the dynamics of Chemistry. That's what I expected after seeing the trailer.

    3 Jun 10:53pm Reply
  • Gurzociurlo

    punkrockalfred, it's exactly what I meant with my last post. It feels like they lost dynamics over the last couple of years.

    3 Jun 1:51pm Reply
  • ChelseaSmile95

    The title track is such a jam. [2] Possibly, my favourite one from the album.

    1 Jun 4:11pm Reply
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