One Song For You

the notes I wrote on hollow walls

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Fucked Up - ‘The Other Shoe’

Which is to say: thankfully you don’t have to follow all the details of Fucked Up’s punk  opera David Comes To Life to be able to “get” what’s going on. Sure, there’s some sort of embattled metafiction at work here, with the love story between a factory worker and a lefty activist he meets outside the factory leading to explosions, grief, authorial manipulation and then eventual acceptance that all of this has happened before and will happen again, Battlestar Galactica style, but there’s nothing there that you won’t get from listening to the band thrash their way through any one of the 18 songs on the album.  The urge to start billowing like fellow Canadians Arcade Fire is ever-present, but it never quite overpowers the urge to scream at the top of your lungs while battering fuck out of your instruments.

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