The Fits: Bored of Education 7"

The Fits: Bored of Education 7"


Tags: · 70s · 77&KBD · canada · recommended · reissues
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As much as I've enjoyed and appreciated the recent surge of interest in, and documentation of, early Toronto punk, there's been one consistent and inexplicable omission that has always bothered me-- this absolutely killer 1979 single from The Fits.' Bored of Education' isn't a historical footnote worthy of attention simply by virtue of its obscurity, either, but is about the best record to come out of the entire '70s Toronto punk scene, other than the first Viletones. It's ridiculous that this monster slab of tough, raw, driving and aggressive hard punk with real hooks has gone largely unnoticed.

Rectifying that, here's an authorised reissue with new insert, limited edition of 500 copies only. (UP068)


Our take: Ugly Pop dips their bucket back into the well of 70s Canadian punk and comes up with this noteworthy single from Toronto’s the Fits. The real hit here is the title track (curiously, on the b-side), which is a blistering proto-hardcore burner that would have fit right in on the “Screaming Fist” single by fellow Torontonians the Viletones. While “Bored of Education” is the hit (and I’m surprised it hasn’t been comped more often), the other two tracks are solid too. While they don’t reach such blistering tempos, their grimy, nihilistic sound reminds me of a one-off single from that grey area between second-wave UK punk and UK82, music by people who weren’t so much jazzed on punk’s artistic potential, but rather its ability to articulate the grinding pointlessness of young adulthood. As is usual with Ugly Pop, you get liner notes that add historical context and top-notch reproduction of the original sound and artwork.