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David Comes To Life


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Fucked Up are a punk band. They were a punk band when they started in Toronto more than a decade ago, and they've remained a punk band even as they've ascended to career heights that their younger selves never could've imagined. But how do you remain a punk band when you're on magazine covers, or sharing stadium stages with the Foo Fighters? How do you stay true to your ... Read more in Amazon's Fucked Up Store

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  • Audio CD (6 Jun 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Matador
  • ASIN: B004RZTNUM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,900 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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
10. Truth I Know
11. Life In Paper
12. Ship Of Fools
13. A Little Death
14. I Was There
15. Inside A Frame
16. The Recursive Girl
17. One More Night

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BBC Review

F***ed Up’s third studio album is about as resolutely un-punk as it gets. In fact, punk attitude probably has nothing to do with F***ed Up anymore. The trappings of long-form rock music have most definitely taken hold, but in no way is that a bad thing. Described by the band as a rock opera, David Comes To Life is simply large in length as well as narrative. Of course, it’s extremely difficult to connect to a rambling love story that takes in elements of urban degradation and despair when it’s being wretched out by Father Damian Abraham, but it doesn’t matter when the songs themselves (all 18 of them) are so entertaining.

In truth, the only indications on a passing listen that this is anything other than a very long punk rock album are the book-ending instrumental passages. In-between those two pillars (the second of which, Lights Go Up, is beautifully bucolic) stand a series of indestructible songs. Queen of Hearts introduces the titular David and sees him meet Veronica, but inimitably bellowed with pleasingly simplistic power chords underneath. Running on Nothing sees the jubilation of young love turn to raw, stinging sadness. For both songs, it’s not the difference in emotion that impacts; it’s that they’re so sincerely meant.

To commit to a concept so fully seems foolhardy when the music doesn’t expand as much, but F***ed Up triumph precisely because of that commitment. Where the knowing excess of more traditional concept albums or rock operas seek to provide as much musical colour as narrative, David Comes To Life proves that simple fervour is sometimes enough. One brilliant rock song follows another, defiantly leaden in construction but stalwart in performance. Rarely does such simple rock sound so satisfying.

When they traipse merrily through this bloodied wreck of a record, any memories of F***ed Up smashing up a toilet on MTV (as they once memorably did) seem to be irrelevant. This is a different band, and they’ve found a new conviction. Punk may be dead for them, but at least they’ve remembered that rock music certainly isn’t.

--Daniel Ross

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. H Chinaski on 6 July 2011
Format: Audio CD
Having grown up on a diet of Husker Du, The Replacements, Black Flag, Minor Threat and Minutemen (thanks to elder siblings with fine taste), I'd grown a little weary of the current punk scene (hardcore or otherwise). Not since At The Drive-In unleashed 'Relationship Of Command' way back in 2000 have I been felt anything resembling excitement towards any of todays more abrasive acts. Bands such as Off!!, Art Brut, No Age and the fantastic Titus Andronicus have offered some respite but in general we seem, collectivly, to be awash within a sea of tepid ignorance towards the art & importance that punk can inspire. Too many times have I seen chancers such as the atrocious Paramore or the truly insipid noise of All Time Low (neither of which would claim the title of 'hardcore' or possibly 'punk', but never-the-less, this is what the youth of today are being bred on. THIS is what they consider relevent).

But this week my love of everything the classic american punk acts held dear came racing back when I chanced upon 'David Comes To Life' by F***ed Up. Now I must hold my hands up and admit that this is the first FU record I've heard. Having heard only good things about their previous work (especially 'The Chemistry Of Common Life'), I neglected to search them out. My apathy towards anything resembling my cherished memories of the 80's hardcore scene meant that I was getting my musical fix from other leftfield artists such as the Animal Collective & Grizzly Bear. But sensing a lull in quality over recent LP's (seriously, The Cults is incredibly over-rated and only 'Bon Iver, Bon Iver' has kept me going the last couple of weeks) I decided to give the band's most recent output a chance to impress me.

And Impresed I certainly was. This is a milestone in modern music (punk or otherwise).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CrashBang on 17 Aug 2011
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You know when you listen to a power ballad and you can't help but clench your fist and look up at the sky? Mix that with the rush of anger and excitement you get from listening to a fast-paced hardcore punk track and voila! You have David Comes To Life!

It's incredibly refreshing to see a punk rock/hardcore band who have so much energy (both on the record and live) actually have the balls to create an epic tale, a concept album that works and flows so damn well!
The album is long and, for an album that's part of such a heavy genre, it is incredibly dynamic and ambitious.

It's hard to explain exactly what it is that keeps you entranced by this record. The lyrics tell a very clear, yet very descriptive story of love, pain and life, all the while refusing to cease the onslaught of heavy drum beats and dynamic, catchy riffs.
The use of female vocals on certain tracks works really well to add to the flow and the dynamics of each track.
This is one of those albums that makes you think. It gives you the feeling of reading an enthralling novel with old-school punk rock playing in the background. It's an addictive album that you'll want to listen to again and again, partly because you'll want to understand David and the story each track tells and partly because it's a fantastic album that you can't help but scream along to!

Get this album, it is easily one of 2011's finest!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael M. Murray on 6 Nov 2012
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A blast and a half. No idea what it all means I just know when I feel like being seventeen again and a misunderstood teenager pogoing in my bedroom I put this on and hope nobody comes into the house. By the way I am forty-seven.
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By Mr. S. Burgess on 30 Jun 2014
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I'm getting on. Nearly fifty. Fan of Husker Du et al first time round. This is better than Zen Arcade but echos the ambitions of thet early punk prog concept album. Why? Well it has better songs, better produced and better playing. Great album with standout tracks (Other Shoe, Life in Paper, Ship of Fools, Recursive Girl) so just go out and buy it.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Hamer on 31 Oct 2011
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My album of the year 100% and I do not say that lightly
Raw, powerful, clever and infinitely playable.
Tune in and and rock out....
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