I was so young when I disapeared. When I woke up I was here...
Sleeve - Front

Sleeve - Back

Insert - Front
Insert - Back
Second insert - Tribute to Will Munro (Single-sided)


Tracks: Blink B/W The Way We Did
Released: 2014
Label: Fucked Up records (Self release) FU: 012
Matrix A: FU012-A   R-29038
Matrix B: FU012-B   R-29039
Pressing Info: 500
Inserts: Regular inserts as pictured above
Variants: No variants


FU Website Post - June 05 2014:
You didn’t think we were just going to release a new full-length LP with an additional deluxe version that had an alternate drum pass and just leave it at that right? C’mon you know us better than that by now. We’re gonna have a few Glass Boys sessions 7″s coming out this summer. The first one you can pre-order today at our new merch store: fuckedup.merchtable.com. Our store has 100 copies for sale and the rest will be available next week in Toronto at some things and on our tour in Europe in a couple weeks. And that’s probably it. 500 copies total. This is an FU self-release, FU:012 if you’re counting.

The record has “Blink” b/w “The Way We Did”, two songs we recorded during the Glass Boys sessions and maybe should’ve made the record because they are really good. The songs are about subcultures and growing up in the Toronto scene.

Sleeve Notes:

From same FU  post as above:
On the cover of the record is a picture of Will Munro, a notorious Toronto personality who left us way too soon. You can read about his outsized influence on Toronto culture in this book Army of Lovers by Sarah Liss. Included in the record is something that Mike wrote about Will on Looking For Gold that you can read here.

Will Munro

Insert image is central part of photo taken at Long Winter Show, by 'Take More Photos' 

Labels: Geometric pattern with central sun

The geometric patterns of Islamic art constitute an infinite pattern that extends beyond the visible material world.... the best art that can be created by man for use in the Mosque is art that displays the underlying order and unity of nature. The order and unity of the material world, is a mere ghostly approximation of the spiritual world, which is the place where the only true reality exists. (Modified from Wikipedia).

Mosque Wall

'We have invented happiness,' say the last men, and they blink. (Nietzsche)


Jacket - Front (Regular version) 
Jacket - Back (Regular version)

Jacket - Front (Limited Double LP version)
Jacket - Back (Limited Double LP Version)

Jacket - Image on inside of gatefold (Same for regular and limited versions)

(all versions have same label design)

Insert with lyric sheet on reverse

Insert / lyric sheet


Year: 2014

Matador Version:
Label: Matador Records OLE 1049-8
Matrix A: OLE-0149-1 A S-90624
Matrix B: OLE-0149-1 B S-90625
Matrix C: OLE-1049-8 A
Matrix D: OLE-1049-8 B

Arts & Crafts Version
Label: A&C092
Matrix A: 
Matrix B: 
Matrix C: 
Matrix D:

Inserts: Double-sided insert, as pictured above

Regular LP on Matador UK / Euro
Regular LP on Matador US
Regular LP on Arts & Crafts (Canada)
Limited Double LP on Matador UK / Euro
Limited Double LP on Matador US
Limited Double LP on Arts & Crafts (Canada)


''This new record'' (Post on FU Website - February 18, 2014):

We haven’t said much about the LP we started recording almost a year ago but we promise we’ll have some more for you soon. IN the meantime this is a pretty good read at Stereogum about where our heads are at.

Extracts From Stereogum Article Feb 18 2014:
(Damian)“I think Mike’s version of Fucked Up is clearly different than my version of Fucked Up,” says Abraham, talking about how Haliechuk’s original concept of the band was a mysterious all-pseudonym art-project thing. “I didn’t like Fucked Up being mysterious; I liked Fucked Up for being welcoming and very open and honest. Here I am: a fat guy who has a hairy back and is insecure as fuck and on anti-anxiety pills and smashing shit on my face. I’m loud, and I like to talk, and that’s who I am. That existed in direct conflict with what Mike’s version of Fucked Up was.”

But while Abraham and Haliechuk have always had different ideas about the band, the songs that the two bandmates are writing now share a certain theme. They fit together into a sort of adulthood tableau. “I wanted my side to be a concept record about the death of innocence in the music industry and my death in the music industry and of this band,” says Abraham. “As the record developed, I started to see what Mike was writing, and I think it’s more about maturing and trying to reconcile what you are as an adult compared to what you were as a young person.”

Extracts from COS interview March 18 2014:
In an interview with CoS, Haliechuk said the 10-track album is “a bit more chill and less OCD than the last record”, adding, “There’s not a million riffs, it’s way drummier, and just feels way looser all around.” Haliechuk explained that while it’s not another concept album, “every Fucked Up record does have some agenda”:
“This album is about growing up, and that second coming of age you have when you’re already an adult. It’s about being a grown-up and having a job and responsibilities and still feeling fragile and uncertain. It’s also about us being in a band for 12-13 years, and what started as this weird hobby has become almost like a job. We no longer get excited about the music, but we’re the ones making the music that hopefully young kids will hopefully find inspiration from. It’s a tip of the hat to these kids, telling them ‘We were those people, and one day you’ll be us.’ To me, it’s not a down record, but about embracing that life as a continuum.”
Vish Khanna Interview

''Glass Boys'' (Post on FU Website - March 6, 2014):
This is what we've been trying to tell you:

The Gulf of Time: The video above shows old footage of DA & MH performing to a frenzied crowd of moshing kids. By contrast the soundtrack sets a reflective mood, opening with piano and featuring Chris Colohan, who played drums in the original Fucked Up line-up back in 2001.
Previous Generations: The cause of the madness is revealed; the original recording is ''Generation'' being performed back in 2006; Mike is left temporarily unable to play when his guitar strap parts company during the stage invasion. 
The old days, when... 

...Fucked Up was Pink Eyes, 10,000 Marbles, Gulag, 
Young Governor, Mustard Gas & Mr Jo...

But now:

Promotional Posters: 
The statue ones each have a lyric from the LP included in the text
The Rampin Horseman
Rampin Horseman again

Belvedere Torso
The Dying Gaul
"The Philosopher, from the 'Of  Death, Part Two' series" 1898 - By Max Klinger
"Boy blowing on an ember to light a candle" 1570-72 - Painting By El Greco.
Twitter Pic:

Commodity Fetishism 

Mr Jonah Falco & Glass Boy Test Pressings