Fucked Up - David Comes to Life (2xLP, 'Lightbulb Yellow' vinyl)


2xLP, 'Lightbulb Yellow' vinyl

Matador - OLE1804LP - 191401180412

In 2011, Toronto's Fucked Up delivered an album that chafed the edges of punk rock's conceptual boundaries - a set of songs that splayed freely into unexpected instrumentation, psychedelic drift, and situationist philosophy. Its ambition was limitless and its run time opulent.

Which is to say, they made a concept album.

On 10th December, Matador Records will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Fucked Up's titanic 78-minute early '10s masterpiece, David Comes to Life, with a limited-edition double-LP reissue on lightbulb yellow vinyl.

David Comes to Life is a story of lost love, global meltdown, depression, bombs, guilt and madness. Or is it? A modern-day morality tale set amid the dour backdrop of a British industrial town in the late '70s, it's a four-part play that follows the dark moods and inner psyche of the titular hero. At the same time, the reliability of the narrator gets called into question. The tables are turned, responsibility shifts, and the story goes meta. Of course, you could always ignore the backstory and just listen to a fiercely imaginative double album of blistering, melodic rock 'n' roll shot through with all manner of psychic weirdness.

LP 1:
1. Let Her Rest
2. Queen of Hearts
3. Under My Nose
4. The Other Shoe
5. Turn the Season
6. Running on Nothing
7. Remember My Name
8. A Slanted Tone
9. Serve Me Right

LP 2:
1. Truth I Know
2. Life in Paper
3. Ship of Fools
4. A Little Death
5. I Was There
6. Inside a Frame
7. The Recursive Girl
8. One More Night
9. Lights Go Up

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