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By: gunter habets - 5 months ago - permalink - flag

Over the years, Fugazi played three shows on Ian's birthday (1988, 1993 and 2001). This is the first of these shows, yet no mention of the event can be retraced from the recorded document.
What you do get is an outspoken gig as Ian elaborates on the meaning of most songs and the band delivers several standout performances, including Give Me The Cure, Suggestion (Ian gets the alternate breakdown guitar part pretty much right this time), Burning and The Word ("a song about change, about straight edge too, it's about anything as a good concept, but not a movement" Ian muses, wondering if he got through "loud and clear").
There are virtually no incidents to be noted, as Ian only steps in once to address some slam dancing, urging everyone to "let's get unified, you can show your form of energy in other ways than throwing your body into each other, your knees are made to bend, good luck". Other than that, the band luckily gets to feed off a positive vibe and a willing audience, with a number of wisecracks thrown in for good measure.
The sound quality of the recording is definitely enjoyable as the vocals especially are quite clear in the mix. My main gripe is the shrill and at times ear piercing sound as Brendan uses his cymbals and the fact that Joe's bass is notably low in the mix during most of the show with (fortunately) the exception of a couple of songs (i.e. Suggestion, Burning).
To conclude, it can be noted that this recording is incomplete. It cuts off as the band is gearing up to conclude the set with two more songs, including Waiting Room.


By: Brett Ackerman - almost 2 years ago - permalink - flag

my old band patience was lucky enough to open this show, thanks to Mike Gitter...

This was the last show of our week-long east coast tour which included shows with verbal assault, American standard and hunger artist...

playing this show with fugazi was the ultimate tour ender...

soulside and kingface also played a great show at green street station back in the day...


By: Z lazar - about 3 years ago - permalink - flag

This was my first and last Fugazi show. Tiny, short lived venue, maybe 150 capacity. Some bonkers early shows at this place. Gwar, Nirvana, GG Allin (cancelled after he peed onstage durong soundcheck) HR, and of course FUGAZI. IIRC it was an afternoon all ages show. Amazing energy. Can't wait to download and see if I can remember what it was like to be there.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0020 Fugazi Boston, MA USA 4/16/88

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Show Date:
 1988-04-16
Venue:
 Green Street Station
Door Price:
 $5
Attendance:
 100
Played with:
 Patience
Recorded by
 ANON
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
Original Source:
 Cassette
Sound Quality:
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Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Give Me The Cure
3. Interlude 1
4. Bad Mouth
5. Interlude 2
6. Song #1
7. Interlude 3
8. Furniture
9. Interlude 4
10. Suggestion
11. Merchandise
12. Burning
13. Interlude 5
14. The Word
15. Interlude 6
16. Break-In
17. Interlude 7
18. In Defense of Humans
19. Interlude 8

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.