Fucked Up are quickly becoming the most popular “fuck” band, at least of the current crop of “fuck” bands: Fuck Buttons, the Fucking Wrath, Holy Fuck!, Total Fucking Destruction, Starfucker, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Fuck The Facts, the Fucking Champs (do they count as “current”?), etc. Why? The Chemistry of Common Life is a really good album — one of ’08s best — but the Torontonians have also embraced the old-fashioned publicity stunt and/or album tie-in. Can’t blame them, life is rough in the lightbulb factory, especially in this economy. As far as crossover, take a look at Pink Eyes/Damian Abraham’s recent appearance on Fox News’ Red Eye (where Stephen Malkmus visited last year). Greg Gutfeld loves the band (and their antics). In fact, he says of Abraham, “If musical genius were a satellite dish, I’d screw him on my roof.”
Speaking of Fox News and fuck words, FN’s also freaking the fuck out over Britney Spears’ “If You Seek Amy.” Fuckers.