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Pardon My French
Fuck
Pardon My French
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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No band's name more belies their sound than Fuck's. The hardcore moniker hides the fact that these guys write original, beautiful, and tuneful songs. The instrumentation is usually spare and understated, though occasionall...  more »

      
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All Artists: Fuck
Title: Pardon My French
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Matador Records
Original Release Date: 6/17/1997
Re-Release Date: 6/24/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 744861026129, 0744861026167

Synopsis

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No band's name more belies their sound than Fuck's. The hardcore moniker hides the fact that these guys write original, beautiful, and tuneful songs. The instrumentation is usually spare and understated, though occasionally supported with a flourish of strings ("Compromise"), a kazoo ("Raggy Rag"), or an alarm clock ("Li'l Hilda") to fill in the space created by the loping tempos. The vocals are less sung than whispered, and often a song will wander along for a time before there's any hint of a chorus or verse (as in "One Lb of In"). Lyrically, Fuck is quirky and playful, and perhaps the best cut on the album--"Scribble Dibble"--sounds like a nonsensical ditty you'd sing to a baby in the crib, complete with toy piano. Lovely stuff. --Tod Nelson

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CD Reviews

I'm impressed.
S. Marth | New Hope, MN United States | 03/01/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"As much as I'd like to get through a review without mentioning how they have a oh-so-funny and graphic name, I think I have to...so I just did. That aside, "Pardon My French" is a pretty dang good album--seriously. Starting at five stars, I took one away because many of the songs seem very similar--hard to distinguish. I took one more star off for the (...) production. Some of the songs have great a great sound to them, but there is usually way too much treble, not enough vocals (out of tune vocals), and sloppy guitar playing that could be fixed in a couple more takes. If that's what they were going for, I can respect that, I just don't dig it as much. Overall, I think it's an album that will most likely go to constant rotation in my CD player. Not to bad for a band called Fuck."
Highly recommended
Leonard M. Cachola | Los Angeles, CA | 11/20/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From the opening infectious twosome of Li'l Hilda and Fuck Motel to the out and out silly dabblings of Scribble Dibble, this album is chock full of great songs. Fuck nary misses a step as it moves from the anxiety of Compromise to the growing furiousness of To My Girl. Forget the vulgar name, this is terrific stuff."
Very Good if you like Thurston Moore + James Iha's Voice
Leonard M. Cachola | 06/05/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How can I say?...This album had some very slow tempo songs,some instrumental songs,a very cool snappy song, and GREAT vocals. I think f**k's lead vocal has the same kind of sound that Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth + James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins's had. I love "F**k Motel" . The melody sticked into my head. I wish I can listen to this album for the rest of my life... The CD's cover is hard paper,not plastic. If you love something very valuable to hear... Just buy this stuff!"