Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Unlike their name, Fuck work subtly. They're not afraid to make some quiet to offend those looking for a boisterous middle finger in the air. Label mates Pavement have been the obvious comparison--and an apt one, too--sinc... more »
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Unlike their name, Fuck work subtly. They're not afraid to make some quiet to offend those looking for a boisterous middle finger in the air. Label mates Pavement have been the obvious comparison--and an apt one, too--since Fuck's "songs" come together and subsequently fall apart in the same toppled-domino fashion--the band, it seems, is only a balancing act doomed to lose in the end. The quiet moments remain their strongest ("Get Over Him," "Stumble In"), but the goofy joy apparent in the cheesy keyboards of "Monkey Doll" and the atonal rabble rousing of "Alice, All I Want Is Alice," which lasts all of 27 seconds, make Conduct feel more like a radio station programmed by an inspired, demented host. --Rob O'Connor
Excellent effort by a band that needs more exposure.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Each time you listen to this CD it gets solider. So has the band since "Pardon My French." "Conduct" contains terrific songs in a genuinely eclectic mix of styles. Some songs seem static at first but they all possess an insistent strength that often builds to powerful climaxes. The songs range from easy rockabilly ("Monkey Doll") to complex time-motion-texture experiments ("Twist Off", "Gimme Some") to country ballads ("Never Comin' Back") to stuff the Beatles would have been proud of ("Laundry Shop"). There are intelligent lyrics with an understated irony married to crafted melodies ("Drinking Artist", "Stumble Inn," "Blind Beauty"). Some melodies won't leave your head ("Italy", "Stray"). There are a lot of songs here, and what is amazing is how good most of them are. This band needs to be heard."
(5 out of 5 stars)
"buy a cd but only to refresh your memory re the live experience. this is a truly great small-venue band, in the top 10 bands I've seen in my 30 year career in the rockroll biz."
As good as this CD was ...
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Fuck's Pardon My French, which is one of my favorite CDs of all-time, was a far better effort than this one, which feels uneven thanks to the many varied turns the band takes from downright mellow to straight up punk. Still good, though."