Reissue of fuck's '96 release Baby Loves A Funny Bunny on Vampire Blues
For fuck's 1996 sophomore release, the band got sophomoric. The playing got more playful, the lyrics more nonsensical. Yet, from late-night confessional "Swinger" to the bare-boned sigh of "Whimper and Cry", fuck still embraces languor and melancholia. But unlike the even-handed debut LP, Pretty...Slow, this batch of songs careen multi-directionally; toy piano AND baby grand. "Rococo" pops, "Tired" rocks, "Loosened Mind?" ups the weird, while "Talent, OR" goes full CinemaScope.
On their ode to Neil Young ("Ballet High"), from realizing "...I am almost like a girl" to the hope that "..black and white will soon be brown and gold", the future of identity politics is nailed in 2:27. Like Jonathan Richman's whimsical sincerity battling the obfuscation of Erik Satie, Funny Bunny imbues both yin AND yang. Schizo? Maybe. But let's just call it delightfully insane.
released April 4, 2020
produced by fuck
recorded at fuck world headquarters