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Fucked Up and the Futility of Defining Bands

A lot can happen over the course of a decade. Even the punkest of punk bands aren't immune to the curve balls life can throw.

Toronto's Fucked Up definitely falls into the category of "punkest of punk." Since its inception in 2001 Fucked Up has done just about everything possible to build a wall between itself and the mainstream. The band's members go by fake names like 10,000 Marbles, Pink Eyes and Mustard Gas. They've made sometimes outrageous, sometimes just silly claims in interviews that no one in their right mind would believe.

And of course there's the issue of the band's name. But even a band with a moniker a lot of publications won't print has to grow up sometime. For Fucked Up, that evolution has made for some very interesting music.

See also: There's a New Punk Rock Record Store in Lakewood

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Oakland Childers has been a music journalist since he was sixteen.