F.U.2: Punk Rock: LP

I didn’t know this record was such a commodity! I knew it had to be good because both The Raunch Hands and The Exploding Hearts covered F.U.2 (“Mean Evil Child” and “Sniffin’ Glue,” respectively.) Originally released in 1977 then bootlegged to hell, finally seeing a legit rerelease thanks to 1-2-3-4 Go! Updated liner notes dispel rumors that F.U.2 was a joke band done up on a drunken whim. F.U.2 was made up of members of The Downliners Sect, who had some extra songs that didn’t quite match their typical R&B/beat style. Not quite pub rock and not quite raw punk. Maybe a combo of both, filtered through competent musicians? Worth your time.

 –Sal Lucci (1-2-3-4 Go!)