9/10 Brian Staff review, 21 January 2010Fucking hell. Now I understand totally where Fucked Up came from. After loving the 'Chemistry....' LP but being totally perplexed by the previous 'Hidden World' jobber, it's nice to hear exactly how they began with singles compilation opus 'Couple Tracks'. Whereas most hardcore bands sound pretty ripped & vicious, FU apply a bit of a good-time groove to a lot of their songs with these neat little riffs snaking around under the wind tunnel of distortion without diluting their fierce punk ethos. I must say, they do look & sound utterly vital to me, even their dialogue sample plundering is second to none. I can't imagine how mental that show at Bradford 1in12 must've been, what a shame I missed him scaring all those poor West Yorkies with blood all over his torso! I heard he was posing like a psycho at the bottom of once legendary stripper ambler, Ivegate for hideous teeny rag NME. Nice....
9/10 Andy Customer review, 14th August 2014
Granted, 25 songs of fast, furious, gravelly hardcore punk may seem like a lot to take--and some of the raw alternate takes are in best form in their fully evolved multi-tracked versions on the excellent Chemistry of Common Life and Hidden World albums--but even so, most of the songs included on Couple Tracks are absolute necessities.
Five unreleased LP outtakes and alternate versions make this essential even for Fucked Up completists
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- Couple Tracks Singles 2002-2009 by Fucked Up
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