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Fuckbook 
ole-853 LP/CD
Street Date: Mar 10, 2009

 


Legendary New London, CT trio the Condo Fucks returned to the stage last March after a long absence from the Tri-State Area's concert circuit. A secretive Hoboken rehearsal was recorded and is being released March 24, 2009 by Matador as the LP/CD, Fuckbook. Eschewing such Condo Fucks originals as ‘Fuckin’ Gary Sandy’ and ‘Let’s Get Rid Of New Haven’, the trio – Georgia Condo (drums), Kid Condo (guitar), and James McNew (bass) – instead tear through covers of The Small Faces, Richard Hell, Beach Boys, Electric Eels, Troggs, Flaming Groovies and Slade classics in the style that previously won them so much acclaim from the Nutmeg State’s music journalists and radio programmers all those years ago. In the go-go 1990s, the Condo Fucks released 4 titles on the Matador label (see right), some of which were prominently advertised on the inner sleeve of Yo La Tengo’s I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One. Sadly, these titles are long out of print and we are unable to provide the media with copies. With Fuckbook, a full tour of major Connecticut nightspots is planned upon release. Also though the band are somewhat “old-school” about the modern social networking phenomena, there’s an unofficial MySpace page launching very soon.  

News From The Matablog

Snap, Crackle, Pop : The Condo Fucks (with The Great Gaylord) at Norton 25



Norton Records is celebrating their 25th anniversary this weekend with a star-studded, 4-night bill at Brooklyn's Bell House.  We'd like to congratulate Billy Miller and Miriam Linna on their stewardship of one of the planet's finest labels ; if anyone has done more to document real rock'n'roll, old & new, please don't tell us about it because we're running out of room in the record library. The Condo Fucks and longtime associate The Great Gaylord (Fields) were just one of the Friday highlights ; Gaylord wearing earplugs is kind of Rocky Marciano donning a protective headgear. He might be safe, but the rest of us won't be the same for days.

Ira Kaplan's Participation In The Democratic Process Blown Way Out Of Proportion



Only the most cynical of observers would look at the above item, taken from the venerable Hoboken Patch, and conclude this was some sort of sleazy ploy to promote the upcoming Condo Fucks show at the Mercury Lounge (November 4, supporting The Glands). Except it is.  On our part, anyway.  Still, you'd like to think we live in a world where showing interest in community matters was the rule rather than the exception, that Ira could attend such meetings without being harassed by local reporters, photographers or his own record label.

WFMU Primavera broadcasts: Pavement, The New Pornographers, and more

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WFMU returns to Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival, which starts tonight and features a lineup that is pretty damned impressive. Just like last year, WFMU will be broadcasting Primavera sets from various artists, including the following Matador bands at the following times (all EDT):

FRIDAY, MAY 28
12:10pm Mission of Burma
5:40pm The New Pornographers
8:45pm Pavement

SATURDAY, MAY 29
1:10pm Condo Fucks
2:20pm Cold Cave

The full WFMU Primavera broadcast schedule, which includes sets by The Fall, Wire, Liquid Liquid, and other luminaries, can be found at WFMU's Beware of the Blog. All times are subject to change, so pay attention to WFMU's Twitter and Facebook for updates. Tune in to WFMU at 91.1FM in NY/NJ, 90.1FM in the Hudson Valley, and wfmu.org for everyone else.

Condo Fucks In Rare Chicago Appearance Shocker



While hanging backstage at Coachella with such luminaries as Pat O'Brien, Mason Reese and John Stamos this weekend, I caught wind of a rock rumor so scintillating, I'm about to turn the entire biz sideways just by repeating it.  To wit, the legendary CONDO FUCKS will warm up for an appearance at Primavera Sound with a May 16 show at Chicago's Hideout in support of Eleventh Dream Day.

Condo Fucks' Salute To Jon Bernhardt, June 21

Many years ago, I used to answer telephones at WMBR.  Never would I have imagined  during the station's oh-so-cool early '80's they would one day see fit to recognize a bunch of talented musicians from Connecticut.  But enough about Death Threat, it seems the Condo Fucks are playing an WMBR-related event in the near future.

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WMBR DJ Jon Bernhardt will celebrate his 25th anniversary with the morning Breakfast of Champions radio program on June 26, from 8-10 a.m. To mark this auspicious occasion, he has convinced the bands that have been played the most on his program to perform at a pair of benefit concerts at two Boston area clubs. UK legend Bevis Frond will play in his only U.S. appearance on Sunday, June 21 at TT the Bear's along with the Condo Fucks and Sleepyhead. Versus reunites to play Church with Rebecca Gates (The Spinanes) and more guests TBA, on Saturday, June 27. Proceeds will benefit WMBR. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

Sunday, June 21, TT the Bear's, 10 Brookline St., Cambridge
The Bevis Frond - #1 on Bernhardt's career playlist - makes a rare appearance, having last played the United States in 2002. Matador recording artists the Condo Fucks feature all three members of Bernhardt's #2 band, Yo La Tengo. Sleepyhead, who released a song that tied for #1 on the list, opens.

Saturday, June 27, Church, 69 Kilmarnock St., Boston
Versus, who haven't played in Boston since 2003, and are the #4 band on the list, reunite especially for the occasion. Also appearing is Rebecca Gates, whose band The Spinanes, released the other song tied for #1. More artists TBA.

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Snap, Crackle, Pop : The Condo Fucks (with The Great Gaylord) at Norton 25



Norton Records is celebrating their 25th anniversary this weekend with a star-studded, 4-night bill at Brooklyn's Bell House.? We'd like to congratulate Billy Miller and Miriam Linna on their stewardship of one of the planet's finest labels ; if anyone has done more to document real rock'n'roll, old & new, please don't tell us about it because we're running out of room in the record library. The Condo Fucksand longtime associate The Great Gaylord (Fields) were just one of the Friday highlights ; Gaylord wearing earplugs is kind of Rocky Marciano donning a protective headgear. He might be safe, but the rest of us won't be the same for days.

Ira Kaplan’s Participation In The Democratic Process Blown Way Out Of Proportion



Only the most cynical of observers would look at the above item, taken from the venerable Hoboken Patch, and conclude this was some sort of sleazy ploy to promote the upcoming Condo Fucks show at the Mercury Lounge (November 4, supporting The Glands). Except it is.? On our part, anyway.? Still, you'd like to think we live in a world where showing interest in community matters was the rule rather than the exception, that Ira could attend such meetings without being harassed by local reporters, photographers or his own record label.

WFMU Primavera broadcasts: Pavement, The New Pornographers, and more

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="photo by Bob Weston"][/caption]

WFMU returns to Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival, which starts tonight and features a lineup that ispretty damned impressive. Just like last year, WFMU will be broadcasting Primavera sets from various artists, including the following Matador bands at the following times (all EDT):

FRIDAY, MAY 28
12:10pm Mission of Burma
5:40pm The New Pornographers
8:45pm Pavement

SATURDAY, MAY 29
1:10pm Condo Fucks
2:20pm Cold Cave

The full WFMU Primavera broadcast schedule, which includes sets by The Fall, Wire, Liquid Liquid, and other luminaries, can be found at WFMU's Beware of the Blog. All times are subject to change, so pay attention to WFMU's Twitter and Facebook for updates. Tune in to WFMU at 91.1FM in NY/NJ, 90.1FM in the Hudson Valley, and wfmu.org for everyone else.

Condo Fucks In Rare Chicago Appearance Shocker



While hanging backstage at Coachella with such luminaries as Pat O'Brien, Mason Reese and John Stamos this weekend, I caught wind of a rock rumor so scintillating, I'm about to turn the entire biz sideways just by repeating it. To wit, the legendary CONDO FUCKS will warm up for an appearance atPrimavera Sound with a May 16 show at Chicago's Hideout in support of Eleventh Dream Day.

Condo Fucks’ Salute To Jon Bernhardt, June 21

Many years ago, I used to answer telephones at WMBR.? Never would I have imagined? during the station's oh-so-cool early '80's they would one day see fit to recognize a bunch of talented musicians from Connecticut.? But enough about Death Threat, it seems the Condo Fucks are playing an WMBR-related event in the near future.

bocbox

WMBR DJ Jon Bernhardt will celebrate his 25th anniversary with the morning Breakfast of Champions radio program on June 26, from 8-10 a.m. To mark this auspicious occasion, he has convinced the bands that have been played the most on his program to perform at a pair of benefit concerts at two Boston area clubs. UK legend Bevis Frond will play in his only U.S. appearance on Sunday, June 21 at TT the Bear's along with the Condo Fucks and Sleepyhead. Versus reunites to play Church with Rebecca Gates(The Spinanes) and more guests TBA, on Saturday, June 27. Proceeds will benefit WMBR. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

Sunday, June 21, TT the Bear's, 10 Brookline St., Cambridge
The Bevis Frond - #1 on Bernhardt's career playlist - makes a rare appearance, having last played the United States in 2002. Matador recording artists the Condo Fucks feature all three members of Bernhardt's #2 band, Yo La Tengo. Sleepyhead, who released a song that tied for #1 on the list, opens.

Saturday, June 27, Church, 69 Kilmarnock St., Boston
Versus, who haven't played in Boston since 2003, and are the #4 band on the list, reunite especially for the occasion. Also appearing is Rebecca Gates, whose band The Spinanes, released the other song tied for #1. More artists TBA.