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By: gunter habets 3 months ago permalink

This particular Fugazi gig, which played out during their two and a half month European stint in 1992, has been a personal favourite ever since it was made available as part of the original hardcopy Fugazi Live Series.
It presents the second out of four performances by the band in Bordeaux, France over the years ('90, '92, '95, '99), and the first out of three concerts Fugazi played at Theatre Barbey ('92, '95, '99).
Note that Guy not only put his dancing shoes on for the occasion, but went full frenchy as he addresses the audience exclusively in the language of Molière throughout the show, while Ian notably passes up on banter altogether.
The performance itself is excellent, as the band launches into the set with the impact of a freight train once Merchandise gets in full swing. The pace virtually pummels the listener into submission and doesn't let up until Last Chance For A Slow Dance, after which Great Cop continues the musical downpour.
But even well before that, as soon as the familiar guitar reverb announces Turnover, I felt ready to Lift My Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven and exorcise whatever ails me.
Add to this a bunch of heavily accented, boisterous, possibly drunk, gars français cheering the band on at regular intervals and you’re in for an entertaining listening experience altogether.
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By: gunter habets 3 months ago permalink

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The sound quality is pretty much outstanding, the vocals and instruments clear and evenly balanced. At times like this, Brendan's unrelenting yet meticulous drumming truly shines and reveals the mark of a Master. Plus, Ian's guitar has that delicious grinding nastiness to it which definitely adds to the fun.
Overall, the set list flows naturally and is quite varied as it draws 20 songs from all available recordings at the time, 4 songs from the 7 Songs EP, 4 from the Margin Walker EP, 6 songs from the Repeater full-length, 1 song from the 3 Songs 7" and 5 tracks pulled from the Steady Diet album.
Plus, no less than 4 early - yet on point - live renderings are taken from the Kill Taker album, which would not see its official release until the summer of 1993.
Absolute highlights in my opinion include Turnover, Nice New Outfit, Exit Only, Burning, Blueprint, Suggestion, or Sweet And Low.
By any standards, I consider this an essential recording for anyone even remotely interested in Fugazi.

By: gunter habets over 3 years ago permalink

I forgot what a pleasure this recording is. It's a joy to listen to it again, to be reminded how great a performance it contains, with an impeccable sound quality to back it up. Good things just keep coming :)

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0453 Fugazi Bordeaux, France, 5/29/92

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Show Date:
 1992-05-29
Venue:
 Theatre Barbey
Attendance:
 860
Played with:
 Dirty Hands, Blind Folded
Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Fugazi
Original Source:
 DAT
Sound Quality:
 Poor Good Very Good Excellent

Previously released on CD (FLS23).

Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Brendan #1
3. Merchandise
4. Turnover
5. Greed
6. Nice New Outfit
7. Reclamation
8. Last Chance For A Slow Dance
9. Great Cop
10. Exit Only
11. Song #1
12. Lockdown
13. Burning Too
14. Burning
15. Long Division
16. Blueprint
17. Instrument
18. Two Beats Off
19. Repeater
20. Interlude
21. Suggestion
22. Give Me The Cure
23. Margin Walker
24. Waiting Room
25. Sweet And Low
26. Promises

Please Note: Available recordings have been mastered to correct for volume shifts, drop outs, etc. but some sonic anomalies will still exist, especially early in the set when the mix is being settled. The band has rated each show for sound quality and set the general price of a download at $5 per show. If you have a different price in mind feel free to utilize the alternative pricing option.