Fucked Up / Hard Skin 7"

Real Life. (top LHS above clock)
I've been intending to add discographies for Pink Eye, Marvelous Darlings etc, plus the 2016 FU records, but have instead been studying Black Iron Prisons and developing the perfect hunchback. Also now have company and need at least to pretend to be working, rather than taking pictures of records...

...but time and ebay wait for no man 

...and since there's a bit of a retro vibe going on with the Hidden World shows

...and having just 'won' a nice copy of the beautifully crafted 'Cocks and Cunts EP'...

Real Records.
(Not pictured)

... it seemed like the perfect chance to put it together with the non-record that seems to have inspired it. 

2016 To Do List

1. Get more FU-related stuff discographied
2. Other things

Smoking crack


Ha, Just watched the vid through and realised my deliberate mistake about Cherry Beach - it's the 7th song on the set list. Everything else is true...

Career Suicide formed around the same time as Fucked Up - 2001 or thereabouts - Jonah is in both bands and their recorded output tailed off a little when Fucked Up became a full-time project.

Now things are kicking off again, they've been playing shows, have an imminent new LP and last weekend they played in England for the first time since 2008; the same year their last record, 'Cherry Beach' (7") came out. The London shows were great and on the last night they played a few extra songs, one of which was 'Cherry Beach'...

Below is a set list and video of the last night, the song doesn't appear on either, but they definitely played it at the end. It was really hot, sweaty and beer soaked. I'd 'danced' a little too enthusiastically and when the extra songs started, I was trying to decide if it would be less cool to have a heart attack in the mosh pit, or vacate and sit down, but then Cherry Beach came on and I had to stagger around a little longer. Fortunately they stopped just about then and I was able to sit on the edge of the stage clutching my chest and so, just before the ambulance came, I bagged a set list...

Here's the vid:

And here's a discography:

so one by one i let them go 
all the things that i've ever known 
the anchors fall out of my head 
i can't look back at what i've shed

the tears are pouring from my eyes 
those little weights i try to cry 
to shake the earth and leave behind 
i see things like i've never seen 
become someone i've never been

by now i've dropped so many things 
it's like i've grown a pair of wings 
my mind supine, the kiss of sky 
so fresh, so close, it seems that i can fly

where is the ox that left and got away 
i flew away from all the pain of stress and tears 
tear the sun and moon and split the sky 
into the sky the light the peace of mind to find 
find the beast and set a golden yoke 


Is that what the Logo is for?

Yeah, that's how logos work. Records are sort of a casual way of participating in someone else's project; you mostly have them as a background to whatever else you're working on and devoting your attention to. Wearing a Fucked Up shirt or armband means you are taking part in the project, because you are broadcasting the band into the world. We've only made like 50 shirts and a couple hundred armbands, but we used to be amazed when people we'd never met before would buy a shirt; we played the Reverb with Kill Your Idols a few years ago and some pretty hip woman walked out of the club wearing the Logo, out into whatever culture she was part of, to trasmit FU to her crowd. We got the circle-F into a Treble Charger video here in Canada, who are a major label pop band, because our friend Ben wore it when he did a cameo in it with Arvil Lavigne. 

We're trying to get them everywhere. That's why we pay for our friends to get it tattooed if they want. Bands get confused into worrying about lettering, band pictures and that shit on their records; first you have to get a logo if you want to get yourself into peoples brains. That's how Black Flag got popular, by reproducing themselves through their logo all over LA. Those aren't just bars, they have a meaning. That's how sigils work, they sneak through the corner of your eye and into your subconcsious where they start to pick at your life.