The first time I heard Fuck was on a record that came with an issue of Cool Beans, which (by the way) also had a pretty good Snowmen song on it. I don't even remember what the Fuck song sounded like anymore, but whatever it sounded like I know I thought it was pretty amazing, and so when the first Fuck LP on Matador ("Pardon My French") came out a little while later, I bought it on sight and spun it fairly regularly. I picked up a few more Fuck albums along the way-- "Conduct" and "Those Are Not My Bongos", all of which I still have-- eventually scoring a vinyl copy of "Baby Loves a Funny Bunny", which actually, working my way backwards, was Fuck's last LP before they signed to Matador.
As it happens, the vinyl version of "Baby Loves a Funny Bunny" is a numbered German pressing, since the domestic release was CD-only as far as I know. The way this thing was mastered makes it sound fairly quiet, though that just makes you listen all that more intently to catch all of the little noises and hidden bits that are going on. As with most Fuck records, the better songs here are typically the Yo La Tengo-ish ones where the band slides into a lower gear and starts handing out notes as if they were twenties, though (if you're gonna be rockist about it and hit the skip button when that happens) there's some stuff on here that zips along at a decent clip, also. The melodies are totally fierce-- again, you gotta be paying attention-- and some of the lyrics are a riot ("when I said I was a looker, I didn't mean I was good looking-- just that I was good at looking"), not to mention "Like You", which sounds like a piss take on Nirvana.
I'll post a handful of songs as usual, but since this LP works really well as a complete listen (plus I ripped the entire record, which I rarely do), I'll also put up a .zip file of the whole thing. I'll only leave that up for a couple of weeks, though, so grab while the grabbing's good.
(these files are now listen-only)
"Love Me 2"
"Crush a Butterfly"
...and the whole thing all at once: