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Dirtbombs / Split

(Bruise Cruise Volume 8)

Sleeve - FU Side
Sleeve - Dirtbombs side
Vinyl - FU side
Vinyl - Dirtbombs side

Sleeve - Folded Out:
Sleeve printed on shiny card, blank on reverse.


Tracks: I Hate Summer B/W If Can Can Can't We (Performed by The Dirtbombs)
Released: March 1, 2012
Label: Bruise Cruise Records BCR008
Matrix A: U-66229M-A BCK-008-453-0/4
Matrix B: U-66229M-B BCK/008-453-0/4
Pressing Info: 800, or maybe 500
Inserts: No regular insert
Variants: No (known) variants


''I Hate Summer'' recorded live at KEXP Seattle 2009. Given away as part of Bruise Cruise holiday.

From Insound:
This year's new 4-record series promoting the Bruise Cruise. Each release will feature 2 artists performing on the 7-inch and is limited to 800 copies (300 to Cruise attendees - 500 available to retail stores).

Promotional info, HERE includes rejected? sleeve art:

From FPH Bruise Cruise Review:
There were roughly 2000 passengers on board; only 500 were “Bruisers” who paid double that of the regular cruisers. The 500 consisted of: bands, press, and fans who have a reckless attitude toward their net worth. We were a strange upper-class, pressing every luxury forward. So, why did we do it?

I had hoped for sociological theatre, but that didn't happen. From all reports, last year’s inaugural cruise had a much more mischievous stripe running through it. I suppose that most thought it was an enchanted one-off and treated it as such. If last year was about reckless conquest, this year was about nesting and making sure that we could all do it all again.

The apathy of the other cruisers was welcome company to a crowd hailing mostly from the twitching hyper-informed city of Brooklyn, which was recently described to me as the “Hollywood of music”. I've also never seen bands look more content or relaxed. The weekend was , after all, a vacation from their tours.

The most important thing to note is that there was virtually no phone service or Internet available for the entire trip, and I never heard anyone complain. This became what really made this festival truly special. The crowd was not watching the shows through a sea of raised iPhones, and then scrambling to post their “footage”; they were actually present, together, sharing an experience. This festival didn't need to be validated by the Internet; it was valid on its own.

Relearning Web-less human interaction is pretty easy in a formalized setting that is built only for drinking, eating, fucking, swimming, and going broke. These are all themes that have a significant place in rock-and-roll culture. This irresponsible electricity in an exclusive environment, away from the bad noise of the world came to feel, for lack of a better term…punk.

There is a heavy irony in the idea that independent music culture has become so over-saturated, dangerously accessible, and embedded in the marketplace, that one of the last places it can still get enough room to breathe is in the staged-and-staffed, faux opulence of a “luxury” cruise liner.

The Bruise Cruise was a savage vacation that reminded me how great it is to see a show, and the human connection that makes me come back.


(Recorded live at WFMU)

Altamont Catalogue - Fall 2010 - Front Cover
Altamont Catalogue - Fall 2010 - Back Cover:
'Portrait of Jnr Abraham' with additional Pink Eye artwork
Altamont Catalogue - Back cover opened:
This shows the integral pocket for the record + 'Father and son' portrait, with additional Pink Eye artwork.
On the left are some of the products in the catalogue...

Altamont Catalogue:
As above, but with record removed from pocket


Tracks: Intro/Fate Of Fates B/W Invisible Leader
Released: 2010
Label: Altamont
Matrix A: 8948 - ALTAMONT - 10 (A) 5-70626 N
Matrix B: 8948 - ALTAMONT - 10 (B) 5-70626 N
Pressing Info: 200ish?
Inserts: No Inserts
Variants: No variants


Tracks recorded live at WFMU July 21 2007. Originally aired on the Terre T Cherry Blossom Clinic. (Click on that link, to listen to the tracks)...

Sleeve (& shirt) Notes:
Sponsored by Altamont 

Altamont Promotional info (Sept 8 2010):
For the Altamont Fall 2010 collection, Fucked Up contributed to the creation of the cover and vinyl 10" record for the Fall 2010 Altamont catalog, as well as two t-shirt designs. Here to explain the graphics in the Fucked Up for Altamont collaboration series is none other than Fucked Up frontman, Damian "Pink Eye" Abraham, himself:

Image borrowed from High Snobiety
"The idea for the Fucked Up hippie shirt, F'd Up Logo, was rooted in wanting to do something along the lines of the head shop Grateful Dead shirts. Around the age of 12, I went through a brief phase of taking acid, smoking weed and wearing a "steal your face" tie dye shirt. By the time I hit 14, I had taken a black sharpie and written "SUCKS" in huge letters across the front of said shirt and declared myself a punk, disavowing my brief "hippie" phase. With an enthusiasm that can only come from the recently converted, I professed my deep seated hatred of hippies to anyone that would listen as I thought that is what a good punk rocker should. However, after a few years passed, I learned more about the roots of punk and I began to soften my opinions. The importance of bands like MC5, Pink Fairies, The Fugs, Pink Floyd and countless others in forming what was to become called punk rock cannot be understated. This shirt is a tribute to all that is cool that came out of the hippies: Altamont, Weathermen, Manson, the great bands, drug culture, rock posters, underground comix, etc.

Image borrowed from High Snobiety
"The inspiration for the other shirt, F'd Up, came from the SST punk vs. raver t-shirt. When I was just getting interested in punk, my friends and I would pour over the cool shirts for punk bands/labels found in them Session's mailorder catalog. One of the shirts that I always wanted to order was a shirt with a drawing of a punk punching a raver in the face aka Punk vs. Raver shirt. Although I never did order the shirt the image of it has remained burned in my memory to this day. Unlike hippies, I still have never seen anything redeeming in rave culture. The same week Altamont asked us to do this I noticed a "Facebook" group for kids from Toronto that used to go to raves and it really bummed me out. So I asked Brian Walsby if he would be into doing his interpretation of the shirt on our behalf for Altamont. It turned out he had never seen the shirt so I gave him the gist of it and this is the result.

"Brian, in my opinion, is one of the best, most underrated illustrators to come out of punk. Though his art was used by everyone from 7 Seconds to The Melvins, he has somehow fallen into obscurity. He is also an amazing drummer having played in the pre-Ten Foot Pole band and 'Nardcore legends, Scared Straight, the pre-Superchunk band, Wax, Ryan Adams' pre-Whiskeytown band, The Patty Duke Syndrome and most recently winding up in one of the best current Hardcore bands, Double Negative.

''Daytrotter Sessions''


For Borges.
(Note on back of Sleeve)

Sleeve - Front
Sleeve - Back
Vinyl - 'F' Side
Vinyl - 'U' Side
Sleeve (back) & Insert:
Lightweight paper, with photocopied artwork

Tracks: Magic Word B/W David Comes To Life
Released: 2010
Label: Not on Label (Bootleg)
Matrix A: 109820 A
Matrix B: 109821 B
Pressing Info: One Time Pressing of 100 - 8 Test pressings
Variants: No variants


Bootleg record released just ahead of the official versions. This record has two of the songs that appeared on the official version, but not the third.

Some copies came with a magazine, others were sold via Reckless Records in Chicago.

Mentioned on LFG (Feb 06 2010) the day before announcement of official version.

'For Borges' (Credit on Reverse of Sleeve) - From Wikipedia:

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges
(Spanish:  24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator born in Buenos Aires. His work embraces the "character of unreality in all literature". His most famous books, Ficciones ("Fictions", 1944) and The Aleph (El Aleph, 1949), are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, libraries, mirrors, infinity, fictional writers, philosophy, religion, and God.

Borges wrote and lectured extensively on the art of translation, holding that a translation may improve upon the original, may even be unfaithful to it, and that alternative and potentially contradictory renderings of the same work can be equally valid. Borges also employed the devices of literary forgery and the review of an imaginary work, both forms of modern pseudo-epigrapha.

Hoaxes and forgeries: Borges's best-known set of literary forgeries date from his early work as a translator and literary critic with a regular column in the Argentine magazine El Hogar. Along with publishing numerous legitimate translations, he also published original works, for example, in the style of Emanuel Swedenborg or One Thousand and One Nights, originally claiming them to be translations of works he had chanced upon. In another case, he added three short, falsely attributed pieces into his otherwise legitimate and carefully researched anthology El matrero.Several of these are gathered in the A Universal History of Infamy.

Borgesian conundrum: The philosophical term "Borgesian conundrum" is named after him and has been defined as the ontological question of "whether the writer writes the story, or it writes him." The original concept put forward by Borges is in Kafka and His Precursors—after reviewing works that were written before Kafka's, Borges wrote:

Sleeve Notes:

Sleeve Image: ''Interior'' by Vilhelm Hammershoi
From Michael Palin Article: Then, three years ago, riffling through a pile of books in a covered arcade in Paris, I found myself staring at the back of a woman in a simple black dress standing in a corner of a room with panelled doors on either side of her and a glow of light on the nape of her neck. It was the cover of a catalogue devoted to "Vilhelm Hammershoi, Danish painter of solitude and light".

Insert Image: Engraving by Walter Crane commemorating those convicted of involvement of the bombing at the  Haymarket Riot. Some of the men pictured were executed shortly after the event, others were later pardoned. 

The Haymarket riot was influential in the establishment of the International Workers Day (May Day) National holidays.

Garland for May Day: This is another Walter Crane engraving. The image was used by Fucked Up on shirts and show posters.

Commodity Fetishism:

Test Press: The TP sleeve also has well observed Fucked-Up-isms: The front is an illustration from ''A Book of Old Rhymes, With New Dresses'' By Walter Crane, making a nice reference to the Daytrotter Sessions:

Test Pressing Sleeve - Front

The back of the sleeve is another Walter Crane illustration, this one titled the 'Fox & the Crane' from an edition of Aesops Fables. The moral of the story: 'There are games that two can play at'

Test Pressing Sleeve - Back

''Shred Yr Face 2''

(Split with The Bronx & Rolo Tomassi)

Sleeve - Front: 
Artwork includes a big red  '2', some shreds and black splodge.
There might be a yr face in there somewhere and maybe the colours reference alchemy, or Nazis, or football.
Sleeve - Back
Vinyl - (Transparent red)


Tracks: Side 1: Apocalypso (Rolo Tomassi), Son of Sam (Fucked Up) Side 2: She's Like Heroin To Me (The Bronx)
Released: 2009
Label: Wichita / Matador / Hassle SYF002
Matrix A: SYF 002 A-1 Guy's ELECTRIC
Matrix B: SYF 002 B-1

Pressing Info: 1000

No regular insert

No (known) variants


Released to coincide with the 'Shred Yr Face 2' Tour. Sold on tour and via independent record shops. Fucked Up cover 'Son of Sam', originally by Chain Gang:

Shred Yr Face 2 Tour sponsored by Rock Sound...

Commodity Fetishism:

Test Pressing. Crap picture.

Town Of Hardcore

(Split with Think I Care)

Straight Up...
(Matrix Message)

Sleeve - Front:
Blue paper dust sleeve, with screen-printed artwork
Sleeve - Back
Vinyl - FU Side:
Black labels with hand-stamped band initials
Vinyl - Think I Care side:Black labels with hand-stamped band initials


Tracks: Fucked Up recorded live at CBGB's 29/05/2006 B/W Think I Care  recorded live at Sound & Fury 28/07/2006.
Released: 2007
Label: Town of Hardcore / Eating Rats (Not on Label)
Matrix A: U-61243M-A "Straight up..."
Matrix B: U-61243M-B "town of hardcore" PCMTR

Pressing Info:
250 or 300 or maybe 500

No regular insert.

No Variants


TOHC Zineography
Zineography Book:
The record came with  pre-orders of the ''Town Of Hardcore Zineography" book. The Fucked Up tracks are ''Colour Removal'' and ''Police'' recorded live at CBGB's 29/05/2006.

LFG Post (Sept 14 2007):
Some other cool news I just learned from the internet is that we have a split 7" coming out with the defunct band Think I Care, who we played with a few times. Its coming with the Town Of Hardcore book, and is gonna be taken from a live show we did at CBGBs. Not sure when it's coming out, but you can stay ahead by going to this website and waiting.

'Teetill Death' Post (May 2011) (referring to ebay listing):
Kind of bummed to see the Town of Hardcore book languishing at 99 cents with a day to go. Especially since it includes the live ep and t-shirt. Usually you only see the book, or the book and the ep, but never all three. Definitely a trip to bummer town. Then again, (the) seller attributes the limited edition “dust jacket” artwork to Damian from Fucked Up, and you know what? Ol’ Pink Eyes didn’t draw that bad Larry. I did. So, maybe I'm not so bummed that this is going cheap after all…

I’m kidding, of course. Obviously this deserves better than 99 cents, it’s a collection of the best zine since Hardware. And since I’m here, here’s some more info on the dust cover…

TOHC Package:
Left: Shirt
Middle: 7"
Right: Dust cover (with book behind)

Like the auction says, only 200 came with the “dust cover”. I use “dust cover” loosely, because while this was originally drawn to be a full size wrap around dust jacket, I guess it wasn’t feasible for Eating Rats to make. So they went with the paper slip on. Kind of a downer, but understandable. Yes, that is supposed to be Steve fighting Colossal Man. Caricatures were never my strong point.

Limited Edition dust cover (200 copies)

Above: Numbered stamp on back of  dust cover

Close up of the stamp

Commodity Fetishism:

Test Press - Sleeve Front:
Guillotine execution scene, with 'Eating Rats' head superimposed
Test Press - Sleeve Back:
Fold out sleeve, with 3/4 back panel. 'Eating Rats' character bottom RHS
Test Pressing - Vinyl