Valiant Death is proud to release the third full length album from The Fux! Straight from Allentown, Pennsylvania the Fux mix 80's punk (like FEAR and early Social Distortion) with '77 style early rock/punk (like Iggy & The Stooges and The Dead Boys) to create a fast, furious, and very loud style all their own. Lyrically many of the Fux tunes focus on life on the run and a life ruined by drug use. The Fux aren't any college age straight edgers though, they're veteran punks that have been touring around the U.S. and Europe since 1997. This album is the next evolution of the Fux and a testament to punk music everywhere.
This third album features 17 new songs, over 50 minutes of music. In terms of style the Fux are umistakable but the sounds of their songs vary a great deal. With classic punk anthems like "Fuck Me, Fuck You" and "Bitch" mixed in with furiously played songs about a hard life of love, drugs, and loss like "The Fall" and "Dope" and all kinds of other styles. The Fux can play both hilarious and heart felt songs, three chord riffs and 6 minute songs full of changes and solos and breakdowns. The Fux have played for years for crowds of 5 and 500, and their energy and creativity has done nothing but grow, and "I'm On TV" is most certainly the culmination of all of their hard work and growth as musicians and people. So, if you're into real, honest, and fun punk music, check out this awesome album by the Fux!!
"Just who are The Fux? One song ("Deathmobile") sounds exactly like the Mentors; I trust that they'll take that as a compliment, because they do a magnificent job of calling up the bloated spirit of El Duce. But wait! Another song ("Walk Away") sounds just like The Dead Milkmen---that dorks, lyrically rambling type of song that tells a semi-pointless story. As with the homage to El Duce, they do an admirable job of calling on the spirit of the Milkmen, but that band always struck me as too dorky and semi-pointless for my tastes. The rest of the record sounds a lot like Fang...but better because while the maturity level is about the same, these guys at least have a true sense of humor about themselves. Aside from doffing the cap to past legends while carving out their own way, what I found made this record acceptable was the total lack of effort on the part of the Fux to take themselves too seriously (the real klunkers on this record seem to be efforts at being too serious). The should do a Mentors tribute, though...- Razorcake Magazine
I'm on TV
I Don't Know
Back To You
God Help The Child
Fuck Me, Fuck You
No Place To Go