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''Dangerous Fumes''

(+ ''Humos Peligrosos'' & ''Fums Perillosos'')

(Note from insert)

Sleeve - Front: (Deranged First Press)
Sleeve - Back: (Deranged First Press)

Insert - Front: 
All variants have same artwork, but printed on different paper
Insert - Back:
There are three variants, one from each label that put out the 7", see image below.

Insert Variants:
Dangerous Fumes was pressed by three different record labels; the reverse of each label insert is slightly different. The insert in the centre is the Hate variant, printed on heavier paper and so the artwork from the front side does not show through as it does on the other two.

Left - Deranged: Matt off-white paper, has lyrics to 'Dangerous Fumes' & 'Teenage Problems.
Centre -Hate: Glossy paper, lyrics to 'Dangerous Fumes' with Rosy Cross image below.
Right - LVEUM: On matt paper, layout as Hate Version, but lyrics in Spanish.

1. North American Pressings (Deranged Records)
(For Fake / Promo Version, see ‘Two Fakes’)


Tracks: Dangerous Fumes B/W Teenage Problems
Year: 2006
Label: Deranged Records – DY-82

Matrix A: 
  • First Press:  DY-82-A GOLDEN  
  • Repress: DY-82-A R-26854 GOLDEN 
Matrix B:
  • First Press: DY-82-B GOLDEN 
  • Repress: DY-82-B R-26855 GOLDEN 
Pressing Info:
Regular sleeve versions: 3500, or maybe two pressings of 3000
Teenage Problems sleeve: 40(ish)

All variants have same insert - see above.

First Press (Sleeve has Teenage Problems artwork on inside of sleeve - labels have silver text)
Teenage Problems Sleeve (As above but  reversed, so that Dangerous Fumes artwork is on inside of sleeve - labels have white text)
Repress Sleeve (No artwork on inside of sleeve, different matrix on vinyl to above)

Deranged Variants:
Sleeve - Front
Left: First press on matt paper - muted colours, off-white text bar at top.
Right: Repress on glossy paper - bright colours, pure-white text bar at top.
Sleeve - Back
Left: First press on matt paper.
Right: Repress on glossy paper, slightly larger.
Deranged Records Vinyl (Labels pressed on wrong sides of disks)
Left: Dangerous Fumes 'B' Side label (on TP side of disk) Second press with white text
Right: Teenage Problems 'A' Side label (on DF side of disk) First press with silver text
Teenage Problems Sleeve:
(Front & Back panels).
The paper used for the first press is shiny on one side and matt on the other.  Teenage Problems artwork is printed on the shiny front (i.e. correct?) side of the paper and Dangerous Fumes on the matt back side; hence the poorer print quality of the DF artwork on the first press.

2. European Pressings - English Text (Hate Records)


Dangerous Fumes B/W Fixed Race
Year: 2006
Label: Hate Records – Hate 10

Matrix A: 
First Press: FLV-205.612A K SST FUCKED UP - Side A 
Repress: FLV-205.612A K SST FUCKED UP - Side A 3787871-01 A

Matrix B: 
First press: FLV-205.612B K SST FUCKED UP - Side B 
Repress: FLV-205.612B K SST FUCKED UP - Side B 3787871-01 B

All variants have same insert - see above.

Pressing Info: 1000

First Press – (Sleeve has black ‘text border’ on sleeve, labels have silver text)
Repress (Sleeve has white ‘text border’ on sleeve - labels have white text - different matrix on vinyl to above)

Hate Variants:
Hate Records Sleeves - Front:
Left: First Press with white title strip (similar to Deranged version, but no logo)
Right: Second Press with black title strip.
Hate Records Sleeves - Back:
Left: First Press with white title strip (similar to Deranged version, but with Hate logo)
Right: Second Press
Hate Records Vinyl:
Left: 'A' Side - 2nd press with white text
Right: 'B' Side - 1st press with silver text

3. European Pressings ‘Spanish / Catalan Text’ (LVEUM Records)

Tracks: Humos Peligrosos B/W Carrera Amanada
Year: 2006
Label: La Vida Es Un Mus (LVEUM) – Mus 018

Matrix A: FLV-205.612A K SST FUCKED UP - Side A 3787871-01 A (All versions)
Matrix B: FLV-205.612B K SST FUCKED UP - Side B 3787871-01 B (All versions)

All variants have same insert - see above.
Fums Perillosos also usually comes with a gig flyer

Pressing Info:
Fums Perillosos – 30 (of above 500, but with different sleeve, sold at show in Barcelona)

Humos Peligrosos - Regular sleeve
Humos Peligrosos - Textured hard-stock sleeve
Fums Perillosos

LVEUM Variants:
LVEUM Sleeves - Front:
Left: Spanish sleeve - continues with 'black' design of Hate Records 2nd press
Right: Catalan sleeve
LVEUM Sleeves - Back:
Left: Spanish sleeve - continues with 'black' design of Hate Records 2nd press
Right: Catalan sleeve - stamped with date of Barcelona show and numbered out of 30

Vinyl: All LVEUM variants have same labels & vinyl
Left: 'A' side
Right: 'B' side
The LVEUM and  Hate second press share the same matrix; they were pressed using the same plates

Fums Perillosos Gig Flyers
These were made by the vocalist of Invasion, there were a number of different ones (maybe 8). They were randomly added to Fums Perillosos. Some are pictured below.

Notes 1 (Dangerous Fumes):

''Couple Tracks'' -  Extract From Notes on Inlay / Insert (2009):
The lyrics contain a bunch of words I don't remember the meaning of, and a cut verse that rhymed the words ''picayune'' and ''parvenu''. Talk about album material.
(Dangerous Fumes was for a time intended to go on the Hidden World LP)

Lyrically the song is confusing, dealing with some corrosion of society. There are also allusions to mind control and paints a picture ... "Smell the fumes that we smell and you're smiling / we want the world and the whole world is buying / you can't see straight you thought maybe we lied? / about the shit that we peddle / you're fucking stumped you've got nothing you're dumped / the fumes were too strong we got into your mind."

The lyrics also include: ''We should have listened to the birds'' Birds may be a metaphor for souls... Listen to birds and don't buy shit peddled via mind-control fumes. (This is what most Fucked Up songs are about)

Notes 2 (Teenage Problems):

DA: Like we have this song called "Teenage Problem," which Mike wrote, which is basically advocating paedophilia.
AVC: Yikes.
DA: Yeah. Wish we didn't have that song. I mean, we didn't write it as an anthem for paedophilia; it's more like us exploring the last taboo, but thankfully it was on a limited 7-inch that not many people heard. [Pauses.] Maybe that isn't taboo any more. Maybe in the wake of R. Kelly, paedophilia is now socially acceptable. [Laughs.] What a horrible world we live in.

''Couple Tracks'' - Extract From Notes on Inlay / Insert (2009):
A few years ago we had a discussion in the van about what taboos were still left, which is what happens when ''artists'' get bored. We decided that it was paedophilia, and that we would write a song about it. We put it as the 'B' Side to Dangerous Fumes and Never talked about it again. The sample* is legit - its Maurice Chevalier. And by legit I don't mean we paid to use the sample, I mean its a legitimately creepy song about little kids by a weird French guy. We don't play this song live any more because it gives Damian weird vibes...

* Chevalier sample appears on 7", not on CD

Notes 3 (Fixed Race):

''Couple Tracks'' - Extract From Notes on Inlay / Insert (2009):I believe this was our first ever import-only bside song. Dangerous Fumes wasreleased in 4 regions, technically - North America, Spain, the Basque region (in an edition of like 50) and Germany / EU. It was written by Jonah and is a snappy little number. It has never been played live.

Notes 4 (Fums Perillosos):

I.N.V.A.S.I.O.N. (LFG Post -Aug 08 2007):

Speaking of Little Darlings, last year we played a show in Barcelona that ended up being one of the best Fucked Up shows of all time. Like at one point Damian picked up a small woman, and the two of them were then both picked up and hurled off the stage.

More pictures can be found here from that show. Anyhow, in addition to playing with top-notch bands Uber, Otan and Tension, we played with Invasion (pronounced Spanish-style). They have a new 12" coming out on Paco's label, and you should anticipate it feverishly. Guille (the singer) uses this delay pedal on his vocals live and even though he had just bought us the worst pizza to eat in the western hemisphere, it still broke all our brains watching it. Just look at the picture (its the one at the top).

Invasion / Destino Final
Una Bestia Incontrolable

Una Bestia Incontrolable feature some of the members of some of the bands above and they are extraordinarily good.

Sleeve Notes 1 (Dangerous Fumes)

Cult mass suicide / Outcome of one of several (theoretical) CIA conspiracies.
Follow the leader? (image used on DF lyric sheet).
Rose Cross image used on lyric sheet
He set upon him a yet stronger spell ...
Illustration by Norman Ault, used on reverse of sleeve.
Sorcerer attempting to raise fallen Knight?
(note Rose Cross shield)

Note: The images were mostly sourced from library sources by 10K; any references to secret societies etc are coincidental.

Sleeve Notes 2 (Teenage Problems)

'The Bathers' by Henry Scott Tuke
''Couple Tracks'' Announcement  on LFG (Dec 14 2009)

This song is included in the compilation, but the songs existence as it's own 7" single release is half-dubious at best. Collectors will note that if you peer into the crevasse created by pushing a 7" sleeve inwards by its edges (in order to extract the vinyl, perhaps) you'll see another image, that of several young boys cavorting in the nude. Carefully dismantling this cover (with sweaty palms and a red face no doubt) either by heating the glue or just ripping it carefully by the edges will reveal a brand new 7" sleeve...

Commodity Fetishism:

Hate Test Press

Deranged Test Press:
Left: Sleeve by Brian Walsby - comissioned by collector and featuring 'Damian Cauldron'
Right: Test press with small hole, generic white labels and sleeve
Sleeve 'opened' - includes 'half panel' back piece

LVEUM Test Press - Front
Left: Sleeve - grey or brown card with  'black mass' artwork, with cauldron emitting 'dangerous fumes'
Right: Hand pasted labels, numbered out of 10, same design as used for Hoxton Cunts
The LVEUM test presses also included the brown Goko print insert as above but not numbered
LVEUM Test Press -  Back
Left: Sleeve is fold-out design with half panel on back
Right: Spray-stencilled FU logo on dust cover and record label
LVEUM Test Press - As above but different colour sleeve:
Some of the sleeves were printed on grey card, some on brown

LVEUM Goko Prints
These were included with some / most of the 'textured hard-stock sleeve':
Left: Image used for Hoxton Cunts, numbered on reverse out of 16
Right: 'When we have each other...' (Quote from Gunter Grass ' Dog Days'), numbered on reverse out of 20
Both have 'naked bathing' theme, possibly referencing Teenage Problems artwork
Nothing to do with Dangerous Fumes - Just included to continue the theme:
This is a photocopy of another LVEUM goko print, again featuring bathing, but with Hard Skin lyric, from ''Cocks & Cunts EP'' (Hard Skin take on Hoxton Cunts)

Artwork used for LVEUM test press

DIY: Proofs & Prints from LVEUM

Xerox of 'Hoxton Cunts' artwork - image used on some of the Goko print cards that came with some of the the 'textured hardstock sleeves'

Original artwork for test pressing sleeve :- note 'Death in June' symbol (circular logo base of picture)

Test pressing artwork: 
Left- brown sleeve, open and folded (Death in June symbol cropped from artwork)
Right bottom - grey version of sleeve, folded
Right top - labels and artwork for TP insert

Test Pressing Artwork: Note uncropped version of artwork on grey sleeve - also a blue version not used for the 10 test pressings (there were a handful  -maybe 4 - additional TPS, hand numbered in Spanish with blank centre holes - the blue sleeve was used on some of these)

Triumph of Life

(Message on reverse of sleeve)

Sleeve - Front (Jade Tree version)
Sleeve - Back (Jade Tree version)
Vinyl (Jade Tree version): These are on pink vinyl, the shade varies a little as indicated in the picture above, which shows two different records. Most have a light marbled pattern as can be seen on the left-hand disk.

Vinyl: Peter Bower / Vice Variants:
Bottom: First Euro press on black
Top: Second Euro Press on purple and purple w/ black splatter


Tracks: Triumph of Life B/W Neat Parts
Year: 2006

North American Version:
Label: Jade Tree - JT1116
Matrix A: 8532-JT1116-7(A) R-19997 xar
Matrix B: 8532-JT1116-7(B) JT1116 R 1999 8 ner

European Versions:
Label: Peter Bower / Vice - VRC-001 PBR-015
Matrix A: 64802H2/A PBR015 A
Matrix B: 64802H2/A PBR015 B

Pressing Info:

Jade Tree Version:

1000 on Pink vinyl

Peter Bower / Vice Versions:
1966 on Black
1000 mixture of plain purple and purple with black splatter, 75 of these have a ‘tour cover’

  • Jade Tree version does not have a regular insert
  • Peter Bower / Vice versions have single-sided insert, with photocopied ‘two naked men’ image (the black vinyl usually has an A5-size insert on white paper, the purple variants usually have an A4-size insert on coloured paper. Colour of paper depends on ‘what was available at the time’)
  • Some PB / Vice versions have a small card copy of a gig flyer (various images), added by one of the distributors.
  • Pink Vinyl – Jade Tree 
  • Black Vinyl – Peter Bower / Vice 
  • Purple Vinyl - Peter Bower / Vice (Variable sleeves – see below) 
  • Purple Vinyl - Peter Bower / Vice (Variable sleeves – see below) 
  • Tour Sleeve (see below)
  • Newcastle Version (see below)

Inserts - Peter Bower / Vice Variants:
 Small white insert - usually comes with black vinyl (First Euro press)
Back: Large coloured inserts - usually come with purple vinyl variants (Second Euro Press)
Some of the Euro Press versions also had a small card 'Show Poster' image, kindly added by one of the distributors. There are various images

Euro Sleeve Variants:
For the Euro Press there are two variants of the 'regular' sleeve:
  • Peter Bower / Vice Sleeve
  • Peter Bower Sleeve
The first Euro press on black vinyl was a joint venture between Peter Bower and Vice. The second press on purple and purple w/ splatter was done by Peter Bower and a new cover was produced omitting Vice. However, there were a number of covers remaining from the first press, so a lot of the coloured vinyl comes with the earlier sleeve. The new sleeves with the Vice logo omitted often come with the splatter variant, but many were packaged randomly.
Euro Sleeve Variants: Front
Left: Peter Bower ‘with’ Vice version - has white border below bird image on bottom edge of sleeve, similar to Jade Tree version
Right: Peter Bower ‘without’ Vice version - does not have white border on bottom edge
Euro Sleeve Variants: Back
Left: Peter Bower ‘with’ Vice version has Vice logo on bottom RHS
Right: Peter Bower ‘without’ Vice has Vice logo omitted

'Tour' Sleeves
These are black and white fold-out sleeves, made for the second press purple and purple w/ splatter. According to email correspondence, the sleeves were made for the last copies of the second press; a good year after the actual tour.

'Tour' sleeve, with purple vinyl. Borrowed from Kyle Whitlow's blog
Fold out sleeve printed both sides the left hand pic shows the reverse of the sleeve when folded out 
Tour sleeve with purple / splatter vinyl


Announcement on LFG (Jan 28 2006):
"Triumph of Life", the first single from the upcoming "Hidden World" 2xLP, will be released first in the UK in April of 2006 to coincide with the Fucked Up UK tour (April 13-23). The single will later be released in North America with a different bside, with the album shortly following.

Spot Rusherz interview with Damian, posted on LFG (Jun 13 2006):
10. What did you write triumph of life about?
I didn't write it.... it's a Mike jam so it is no doubt about gardens or magic. interview, posted on LFG (Nov 14 2006):
10,000 Marbles:  I had militarism in mind when I wrote "Triumph of Life," ... but I like being discreet, you know? interview, posted on LFG (Nov 14 2006):
Scene Point Blank: "Neat Parts" seems like an account of being disillusioned with certain varieties of politics ("empty slogans they just fall on my left and deaf ear"). The question of Fucked Up and politics has always been fairly complex and uncomfortable for some; how does this fit in?

10,000 Marbles: Pink Eyes wrote "Neat Parts" about girls, I'm pretty sure. "Neat Parts" and "Reset the Ride" - that shit is about women.

Pink Eyes: "Neat Parts" really is two different songs in one, I guess. The first verse is definitely meant to be an attack on the sloganeering of punk. Where bands talk about being anti-racist only to turn around and have totally misogynistic views (or homophobic and classist) thereby totally ignoring the intersectionality (sic?) of systems of oppression. Or most of the time they do talk about being anti-oppression it is on a very surface level; like I'm anti-Nazi therefore I'm anti-racist, totally ignoring how deep these problems truly go. And it totally boils down to some idiot with a microphone telling us how to live so they can feel that they have somehow had a positive effect on the world. The other half of the song is about people subverting science to re-enforce systems of oppression. For me these two things are linked because they are both examples of people taking things and twisting them to serve their will. Both are totally different but both are equally self-serving.

Sleeve Notes

The following is copied from a LFG post (Dec 27 2010) regarding FU cover art work:

Triumph of Life 7"
Here is another cover with a subtle but powerful message. It's pretty much just a picture of a bird (The extinct Black Mamo) but then when you look closer you see that what makes the picture and the bird significant is the flower it's standing on, who's petals are perfectly formed to fit this birds beak, and no other. This holds with the syncretic message that most FU songs are about, our "anti-dualism" vibes. In 2006 I was mostly finished being interested in university and was taking biology and botany classes for fun and was learning about symbiosis in nature as it relates the evolution of species. It turns out that competition between two species, be it an antelope and a cheetah, or a bird and a flower is what drives evolution, since the constant battle between opposing forces makes each better and stronger and challenging the opponent. But since it's happening on both sides, its a positive feedback loop and allows new traits in each species to develop and strengthen the species as a whole. It's kind of like Marx/Hegels theory of the dialectic in society except that in nature it makes cheetahs that can run 100 mph, and in society it just makes Walmarts and Russian billionaires. I got the image from a huge picture book of extinct animals, and this was I believe the first time we ever used a colour photo on a 7" cover. I kind of tried to make this record like the part in The Wizard of Oz where all of a sudden everything was in colour. This 7" was kind of like a departure in style for us, and seemed appropriate for things to start being in colour.

Nazi Imagery?

Below is a screenshot from LFG, showing the first part of the post dated Jan 28 2006, announcing the forthcoming release of the 7''. The  image was reproduced on the inserts shown above and on FU Shirts. Some of its previous usages are outlined further down.

Pre-Nazi Usage:

‘’Die Germanische Glaubensgemeinschaft’’ Pamphlet (1921). 
This pamphlet was extracted from a Ludwig Fahrenkrog book, to promote Germanische Glaubensgemeinschaft (GGG) (Germanic Religious Community). 

Ludwig Fahrenkrog
(The following is quoted from ‘’Brown Shirt Princess’’ By Lionel Gossman):

His (i.e. Fahrebkrog) basic article of faith, he had written then, was ″Gott in uns″: ″If God is in everything, hence not only in me, then I am also the Other. If, however, God is in me, then his law is also in me and I have no need either of written law or of a Mediator. Likewise I cannot expect to achieve salvation otherwise than in and through myself.″ His ″new-won view of the world″ could be summarized, Fahrenkrog explained, in three short phrases: ″God in us – the Law in us – self-redemption.”... Later still, he proposed...”It is. The All is in me and I am in the All. [...] All things spring from the same original source. There is no difference between God-All and human soul. Man is part of the Totality, a particular being. And yet he is also God.″ According to Fahrenkrog, the immediate, incontrovertible experience of the indwelling of God in the human soul is the essence of all true religion: ″Whoever does not find these propositions self-evident is not truly religious. They refer to fundamentals. Neither faith nor dogma plays any role here.″ (1)

The GGG under the Third Reich (From Wikipedia):
When the Nazis came to power in 1933, they outlawed almost all other groups not affiliated with the party. The GGG, however, was not forced to disband, partly... "because of Fahrenkrog's international status as an artist." Nevertheless, some of its activities were limited. They could no longer hold public meetings, and after 1938 could no longer use the swastika, which the GGG had been using as its symbol since 1908.

Nazi Usage: 

Fe y Acción (1938)"Faith and Action" 
This publication was an official text of indoctrination to the Hitler Youth, published by the NSDAP. It is a “Book of Virtues,” discussing the ideal traits of Nazi youth. A Nazi era review noted that this was a good book for those who wished to give their children something better than “the Jewish myths of the Old Testament.” The author was in charge of military education for the Hitler Youth. 

The above text is paraphrased / copied from the introduction to a translation of the publication HERE

Post-Nazi Usage

Going back to the screen shot above, the image appeared under the title: 'Give Dust To Life' and with the caption, 'One for the rook, one for the crow, one to die, and one to grow'. The song lyrics are also included in the post.

See separate page about use of FU logo to subvert religious / state imagery. (If it gets written later). In the meantime the replacement of the swastika with the FU logo and its subsequent usage was probably to do with selling records and T-shirts and maybe converting fans to Nazism, rather than anything weird like extending the alchemical themes of the record to distil and separate the pure elements from the muck associated with the image.

See also section in ''Brown Shirt Princess'' regarding Julius Hart’s Triumph des Lebens (Triumph of Life) poem.

Commodity Fetishism 

Triumph of Life 'Newcastle'  This picture shows the armband and patch, some had a button badge. The armband was placed around the first press (black vinyl) record, as shown in the picture below. The record was numbered on the back (25 copies) and sold at the Newcastle show (without the band's involvement).
Packed up - there were two variants to the armband; the one shown above and another that had a black logo on red fabric, shown below.

Test Press - Peter Bower / Vice - Euro Press: These had white labels with 'side A' stamped  on. The 'B' side label was blank
As above
Test Press - Jade Tree - North America Press:
A few of these were given away by Jade Tree as competition prizes:
Left: Cardboard mailer packaging (JT116 is the record code)
Right: White blank labels, small-hole vinyl

Test Press - Jade Tree

 (1) GOSSMAN, Lionel. Brownshirt Princess: A Study of the “Nazi Conscience”. New edition [online]. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2009 (generated 10 February 2014). Available on the Internet: <>. ISBN: 9781906924027.  HERE