There’s bound to be more clips surfacing from Fucked Up’s free 12-hour show at the Rogan Store (330 Bowery, NYC) yesterday (10/14), but seems like video of the Toronto-based bathroom re-designers doing a cover of “Blitzkrieg Bop” with Moby on guest guitar/vocals is as good a place as any to start. (Other guests included J. Mascis, Vivian Girls, Ezra Koenig, etc. Akon didn’t show, ha ha.) Last night a friend and I were talking about how it’s pretty fascinating to see Matador putting so much into The Chemistry Of Common Life. I’m a longtime Fucked Up fan and dig the new record (though have to say I think Hidden World’s better at this point), but who’d of thought the label would be pushing hardcore — even in this updated form — so hard(core). Anyhow, Moby looks like he’s having fun.

While we’re here, take another listen to “No Epiphany” and “Twice Born.” We’ll upload any other highlights (Ezra) as we come across them.

The Chemistry Of Common Life is out via Matador.

Comments (14)
  1. zap  |   Posted on Oct 15th, 2008 0

    this story would be way cooler if it said someone else other than moby.

  2. fido  |   Posted on Oct 15th, 2008 0

    “Hey guys. I used to be punk too! Remember? This is fun!”

  3. i eat that song for breakfast. i don’t care if it’s the high school kids down the street or your post-dance-tech-punk-vegan. its all punk to me.

  4. Gaba ga hoo ugh.

  5. I fell on Moby during the set.


  6. photo’s of fucked up’s mtv bathroom redecoration here:

  7. Johnnyboy  |   Posted on Oct 15th, 2008 0

    How many people does it take to play a Ramones song?

    (And no, that’s not supposed to be the set-up for a joke, but if someone has a brilliant punchline, go for it.)

  8. seamus  |   Posted on Oct 15th, 2008 0

    i thought punk died a horrible death years ago. people still care about this crap?

  9. Greg  |   Posted on Oct 15th, 2008 0

    Moby is such a pretentious douche.

  10. wiper  |   Posted on Oct 15th, 2008 0

    this band is not hardcore. their new album is not “challenging” and definitely not “revolutionary”. it’s boring. and i guess no one would ever expect a record label with a history of classic indie rock albums and new signees like jay reatard and tnv to “branch out”?

  11. samgorgonzola  |   Posted on Oct 15th, 2008 0

    i disagree, stereogum. the new album is way better than hidden world. and hey by the way, to all you grouchy fucked up/punk-haters: grow up.

  12. These old punk tunes are like awesome gospels.

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