Fugazi Appreciation Thread

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Fugazi Appreciation Thread

Post by SadFuzz » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:45 pm

This probably already exists but hey.

Over the past month I've had 13 Songs and Repeater in constant rotation. I'm loving it.
I already listened to Minor Threat and respect MacKaye greatly, but adding Picciotto, Canty and Lally brings it to another level. Rhythmically, lyrically, melodically great. The fact Ian and Guy played pretty much guitar into amp for most of their career really makes me think about my own gear and what I can do with less.
Great band...
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Re: Fugazi Appreciation Thread

Post by Domm » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:02 pm

Seen them over 20 times! One of the bands that made a huge impact on me as a youngster and stayed with me thru adulthood. Steady diet of nothing might be my favorite.

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Post by zhivago » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:01 pm

Just an incredible band!

Never got to see them play unfortunately, but the records are awesome! 8)
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Re: Fugazi Appreciation Thread

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:13 pm

I saw them many moons ago, back in Leeds, when they were touring Repeater. Definitely one of the more memorable gigs from back then. Small & packed venue. Mental crowd. Intense, focused, tight band. I remember Mr McKaye stopping the gig halfway through because some dickhead at the front was trying to start a fight.
I bought a knock-off poster after the gig for a pound that I still have, rolled up with a load of others, destined for frames when I have big enough walls.
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Re: Fugazi Appreciation Thread

Post by marqueemoon » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:02 pm

My favorite Fugazi memory is seeing them on the Red Medicine tour in St. Louis (at Missisippi Nights).

It was a fucking ripping show, but the best part was Bed For The Scraping. You know that high whiny guitar part? Well that’s Guy TWO HANDED TAPPING on his Ric. Definitely blew some minds, mine included. You can sort of make it out later in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1CghXutKng

Then later Guy busted out the oboe!

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Re: Fugazi Appreciation Thread

Post by Singlebladepickup » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:16 pm

I like repeater, kill taker, and red medicine. I listen to rites of spring a lot more. Never cared that much for minor threat.

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Re: Fugazi Appreciation Thread

Post by daemon » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:10 pm

It is amazing the dynamics they were able to get from just a guitar and an amp.
They were really without equal, not just angry but so focused and thoughtful.

If everybody's not aware, the Fugazi Live Series has a ton of shows up for purchase, including two mentioned in this thread:
1995-10-08 - Mississippi Nights
1990-09-12 - Irish Centre

I was lucky enough to see them in Lexington, right before SDON came out.

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Re: Fugazi Appreciation Thread

Post by Larry Mal » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:35 pm

Man, I haven't thought about Mississippi Nights for a while!
Back in those days, everyone knew that if you were talking about Destiny's Child, you were talking about Beyonce, LaTavia, LeToya, and Larry.

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Re: Fugazi Appreciation Thread

Post by thedude99 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:43 pm

What an amazing band. Agreed - live they were insanely good.

Possible the greatest gig photo ever.

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Re: Fugazi Appreciation Thread

Post by marqueemoon » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:45 pm

Larry Mal wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:35 pm
Man, I haven't thought about Mississippi Nights for a while!
That place was crappy. Saw a few good shows there though.

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Re: Fugazi Appreciation Thread

Post by dinosaurkale-> » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:18 pm

seen em a dozen times or so but i listen to Minor Threat more.

that classic pic of Guy on the bball hoop was from a gig here in Philly

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Re: Fugazi Appreciation Thread

Post by Larry Mal » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:15 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:45 pm
Larry Mal wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:35 pm
Man, I haven't thought about Mississippi Nights for a while!
That place was crappy. Saw a few good shows there though.
The place put on decade after decade of legendary shows... what else do you want it to do?
Back in those days, everyone knew that if you were talking about Destiny's Child, you were talking about Beyonce, LaTavia, LeToya, and Larry.

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Re: Fugazi Appreciation Thread

Post by marqueemoon » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:28 pm

Larry Mal wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:15 pm
marqueemoon wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:45 pm
Larry Mal wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:35 pm
Man, I haven't thought about Mississippi Nights for a while!
That place was crappy. Saw a few good shows there though.
The place put on decade after decade of legendary shows... what else do you want it to do?

Be laid out better and have less dickish security mainly, but it’s gone now apparently.

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Re: Fugazi Appreciation Thread

Post by Larry Mal » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:02 pm

It's been gone for over a decade, yeah.
Back in those days, everyone knew that if you were talking about Destiny's Child, you were talking about Beyonce, LaTavia, LeToya, and Larry.

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Re: Fugazi Appreciation Thread

Post by zepset » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:12 pm

Am I the only one who opened this thread expecting fake guitars?

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