This post is the first in a series, Rare Ripped Cassettes (RRC), that will allow me to share my rare, cassette only releases that I’ve ripped. Stay tuned for more Fucked Up, Boat, and Literature.

Generations is the first in a series of four mixtapes put out by the prolific, somewhat mysterious, and ever-impressive Torontonian(?) band Fucked Up. This one was released as their album Hidden World was being written and recorded. Included are a bunch of alternate versions of songs, live radio sets, covers, songs by other bands, demos, alternate mixes, etc. It’s pretty cool and there’s some pretty interesting stuff on the tape and written in the insert that adds to the enigma that is Fucked Up. I spent probably 3 or 4 hours ripping this myself and splitting it into tracks based on the information the insert had written in it. I also scanned the insert so you can also read a little more about this awesome tape. Not only is the banter pretty entertaining, it contains a couple stand-out cuts such as “Ban Violins” and the various radio interviews and performances. Also, be sure to pick up their newest album, David Comes to Life, which is easily the best album released this year. Enjoy.

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Buy David Comes to Life and other goodies.

Fucked Up’s blog in which they have a track-by-track comparison of David Comes to Life and Lady Gaga’s Born this Way.

Lautrec discography tapes are done and look awesome, if I do say so myself. They were shipped out to the band today so they can have them at their final show on June 20th at Strangelight in Chicago. If you’re from that area, GO. They’re playing with Grown Ups and Cloud Mouth, two other awesome bands. They’ll have the discography cassette and a new 7″ there for sale.

Here’s what the cassette looks like in all of its glory:

Tracklist:

1. Cranked (previously unreleased)

2. Pulling Books (previously unreleased)

3. Catledge

4. Quiet Earp

5. Tonn Tonn Sleeping Bag

6. Track 1

7. Caypo

8. Jazzy

9. Modern Technology

10. Pushin’ For Cushion

11. Slider

12. Taylor’s Tent

13. Word Problems

Price: $5 (plus $2 Shipping)

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Here’s Lautrec’s 8 songs, featured as part of this discography. Check it out:

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