F-Punk

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F-Punk
F-Punk.jpg
Studio album by
Released20 June 1995
RecordedPavilion Studios, London
GenreAlternative rock, post-punk
Length62:17
LabelRadioactive Records[1]
ProducerMick Jones
André Shapps[2]
Big Audio Dynamite chronology
Higher Power
(1994)
F-Punk
(1995)
Planet B.A.D.
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[3]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[1]
MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide2.5/5 stars[2]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars[4]

F-Punk is a studio album by Mick Jones' post-Clash band Big Audio Dynamite, released in 1995.[5][6] 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.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

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."[8] 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."[7] CMJ New Music Monthly thought that B.A.D. "has simply forgotten to draw the line between creative mixing and pure sludge."[9] 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."[10]

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs by Mick Jones unless noted.
  1. "I Turned Out a Punk" - 5:24
  2. "Vitamin C" - 5:27
  3. "Psycho Wing" 7:12
  4. "Push Those Blues Away" (Mick Jones, Gary Stonadge) - 6:08
  5. "Gonna Try" - 3:55
  6. "It's a Jungle Out There" - 5:19
  7. "Got To Set Her Free" - 3:51
  8. "Get It All From My TV" - 4:04
  9. "Singapore" - 5:25
  10. "I Can't Go on Like This" (Mick Jones, Lauren Jones) - 5:54
  11. "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".

Personnel[edit]

Big Audio Dynamite[edit]

Others[edit]

  • Henery Glover - engineer
  • Jason Eyers - engineer
  • Tim Burrell - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 1: MUZE. pp. 588–589.CS1 maint: location (link)
  2. ^ a b MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. 1999. p. 102.
  3. ^ F-Punk at AllMusic
  4. ^ The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. 2004. p. 69.
  5. ^ "Big Audio Dynamite | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  6. ^ Thompson, Dave (8 March 2000). "Alternative Rock". Hal Leonard Corporation – via Google Books.
  7. ^ a b CATLIN, ROGER. "BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE STILL STEEPED IN PUNK; LUNA IN A NEW REALM". courant.com.
  8. ^ "Big Audio Dynamite". Trouser Press. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Reviews". CMJ New Music Monthly. CMJ Network, Inc. 8 August 1995 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "The Clash reunites (virtually) with EW's homemade Clash 'Black Album'". EW.com.

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