|Studio album by|
|Released||20 June 1995|
|Recorded||Pavilion Studios, London|
|Genre||Alternative rock, post-punk|
|Big Audio Dynamite chronology|
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
|MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide|||
|The New Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
F-Punk is a studio album by Mick Jones' post-Clash band Big Audio Dynamite, released in 1995. It was the first album to be released under the name of Big Audio Dynamite since 1989's Megatop Phoenix. The title is a pun on the funk group P-Funk, and is supposed to imply "Fuck punk." The album cover lettering takes influence from London Calling, one of Mick Jones' albums with The Clash, which in turn was a copy of Elvis Presley's debut album.
Trouser Press called the album "an attempt to cash in on a formidable legacy by largely abandoning dance sounds for unexceptional, straight-ahead rock — it’s emblematic of the band’s stylistic change that 'Push Those Blues Away' drops a promising jungle beat for plain-jane rock." The Hartford Courant wrote that "there's too much that sounds like demo tapes for a future album, fiddling around on keyboards, messing with volume dials, punching up experiments that don't always work." CMJ New Music Monthly thought that B.A.D. "has simply forgotten to draw the line between creative mixing and pure sludge." Entertainment Weekly wrote: "Beginning with a '1,2,3,4' count-off, the low-fi garage hum of 'I Turned Out a Punk' could act as a biography for any of the four members of the Clash."
- All songs by Mick Jones unless noted.
- "I Turned Out a Punk" - 5:24
- "Vitamin C" - 5:27
- "Psycho Wing" 7:12
- "Push Those Blues Away" (Mick Jones, Gary Stonadge) - 6:08
- "Gonna Try" - 3:55
- "It's a Jungle Out There" - 5:19
- "Got To Set Her Free" - 3:51
- "Get It All From My TV" - 4:04
- "Singapore" - 5:25
- "I Can't Go on Like This" (Mick Jones, Lauren Jones) - 5:54
- "What About Love?" / "Suffragette City" (hidden track) (David Bowie) - 9:44 total
There is also a hidden track 3:47 into "I Turned Out a Punk".
Big Audio Dynamite
- Mick Jones - guitar, vocals, producer
- Nick Hawkins - guitar, vocals
- André Shapps - keyboards, producer
- Gary Stonadge - bass, vocals
- Chris Kavanagh - drums, vocals
- Micky Custance - DJ, percussion, vocals
- Henery Glover - engineer
- Jason Eyers - engineer
- Tim Burrell - mastering
- Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 1: MUZE. pp. 588–589.CS1 maint: location (link)
- MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. 1999. p. 102.
- F-Punk at AllMusic
- The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. 2004. p. 69.
- "Big Audio Dynamite | Biography & History". AllMusic.
- Thompson, Dave (8 March 2000). "Alternative Rock". Hal Leonard Corporation – via Google Books.
- CATLIN, ROGER. "BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE STILL STEEPED IN PUNK; LUNA IN A NEW REALM". courant.com.
- "Big Audio Dynamite". Trouser Press. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
- "Reviews". CMJ New Music Monthly. CMJ Network, Inc. 8 August 1995 – via Google Books.
- "The Clash reunites (virtually) with EW's homemade Clash 'Black Album'". EW.com.