The Shape of Punk to Come

Label
Epitaph
Release date
27 Oct 1998
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
55:14

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Worms Of The Senses/Faculties Of The Skull 7:05 29,112
2 Liberation Frequency 4:09 117,094
3 The Deadly Rhythm 3:35 104,776
4 Summerholidays Vs Punkroutine 4:02 16,633
5 Bruitist Pome #5 1:26 84,499
6 New Noise 5:09 213,932
7 The Refused Party Program 2:39 78,267
8 Protest Song '68 4:33 88,273
9 Refused Are Fucking Dead 5:09 41,028
10 The Shape of Punk to Come 5:07 91,228
11 Tannhauser/Derrive 8:07 9,337
12 The Apollo Programme Was a Hoax 4:13 64,903

About this album

The Shape of Punk to Come: A Chimerical Bombination in 12 Bursts is the third and final album released by Swedish hardcore punk band Refused, which was released in October 1998 through Burning Heart Records. The title of the album is a reference to Ornette Coleman’s 1959 album The Shape of Jazz to Come and also a reference to the song by The Nation of Ulysses, “The Sound of Jazz to Come” from their album Plays Pretty for Baby, which itself references the Ornette Coleman song. The song title “Worms of the Senses” is an allusion to the long poem “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg. Additionally, the song “Refused Are Fuckin Dead” is a reference to the Born Against song “Born Against Are Fuckin’ Dead.” Refused may have been influenced by both Born Against and Nation of Ulysses in terms of approach, dress, and ideology, although the sound and songwriting similarities have frequently been greatly emphasized.

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  • Venusfly91

    Anyways I've heard punk bands do things more experimental and better than this, not that this is bad.

    24 Jul 10:35pm Reply
  • Venusfly91

    Boy, did I say some dumb shit years ago.

    24 Jul 10:29pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

    fucking straight up badass, killer album from start to end

    23 Jul 10:47pm Reply
  • Taki90

    everything i like about music is in this album !

    24 May 4:45pm Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    This sounds fresher than just about anything released this year.

    20 Apr 8:33am Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    I hate to be THAT GUY, but... this started sounding kinda stale in the late 90s. Chugga chugga chug chug chugga... The intro to sociology marxist lyrics cement it in the shitheap

    18 Jan 4:37am Reply
  • HeadTune

    fakli fuklu tebrikler

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Pur3_Yol0caust

    @Venusfly91: Punk/Hardcore is neither about A: knowing something or being the best in something (i.e. jazz) nor B: posing and shreeding soli. In fact punk was an experiment, and i guess a good punk/hardcore record nowadays creates something new and so it has to be experimental

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • NatalieAddams1

    thank you last fm, this was a major album for me back in the day, it was somehow lost in the shuffle, so glad to hear it again :)

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Galinor

    Really good! Experimental, heavy and floating at the same time.

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Sjitty

    A Chimerical Bombination in 12 Bursts

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • homework

    :]

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • OctavariumTrap

    "The title of the album is a reference to Ornette Coleman’s 1959 album The Shape of Jazz to Come and also a reference to the song by The Nation of Ulysses, “The Sound of Jazz to Come” from their album Plays Pretty for Baby, which itself references the Ornette Coleman song."<- this is such a terrible sentence.

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Dean-Smith

    fucking classic album, easily in my top 10 of all time [4]

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
  • confronta

    Legendary record. Love it.

    21 Sep 2012 Reply
  • yakidkay

    This record was quite ahead of it's time, completely underrated by all... and it sounds utterly brilliant on vinyl. Got my Record Store Day copy too :D Check out their recent live appearance on Jimmy Kimmel - their first ever appearance on television!

    15 Aug 2012 Reply
  • MrShinTensei

    so fucking amazing!

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • electrobaboon

    Did anyone else pick the limited edition vinyl release of this on Record Store Day? It's pretty awesome; on clear vinyl.

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Hightwig

    Best hardcore record ever made.

    15 Apr 2012 Reply
  • onno

    yo Venusfly91, it is "the shape of PUNK to come", not JAZZ...

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
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