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By: gunter habets - 7 months ago - permalink - flag

At one point during the recording, Ian mentions that this short string of shows in May 1998 makes up the first shows the band played in about nine months, and that it has been a very pleasant experience.
This recording definitely reflects that joy and enthusiasm, and is off to a blistering start. I particularly enjoyed the swaying, throbbing guitarplay during Dear Justice Letter, as well as the uptempo and subsequent restrained rhythm laid down during Walken's Syndrome and Long Division.
Brendan seems to put in a couple of requests himself on this particular evening, calling out Foreman's dog and No Surprise, while hitting the living daylights out of his drum kit throughout the show.
It seems the band deliberately takes it down a couple of notches after Interlude 1 in an attempt to counter the bearded, yellow shirted person referred to in one of the previous posts, since he seems to have made a nuisance of himself repeatedly during the concert.
Things pick up again later though, with a boiling, capricious version of Suggestion, followed by another one of my favourites, Burning. The pace drops again during the next couple of songs, making for a more intimate experience of sorts, until Arpeggiator kicks things back into gear, and a tremendous combination of Promises into Glueman brings the show to a roaring close.
One thing I notice about these May 1998 recordings, is that Nick Pellicciotto, the sound engineer that recorded these shows seemed to enjoy playing around with some sound effects on a number of occasions. However, personally I feel these effects don't really add anything to the performance, on the contrary.
Either way, I definitely consider this another choice and great sounding addition to the series.


By: Matthew Kilcline - over 2 years ago - permalink - flag

This was the only time I got to see Fugazi.
I remember a man in a yellow shirt and a beard crowd surfing and being yelled at twice.
I remember people chanting "Ian" in two long syllables from the balcony while he was singing Suggestion, and him yelling in return "I'm trying to fucking concentrate!"
I remember realizing that this is why Detroit can't have nice things.
I remember Shellac's drums being front and center and Steve Albini on one leg with his arms out yelling "I'm a plane!"


By: Colin Corcoran - over 2 years ago - permalink - flag

The vault is finally open!!! I can't wait till this one is released. Great show!
This was my first experience with Shellac and Blonde Redhead.

Ian Cartwright...How the hell are ya man?
Funny seein' your name. Hope all is well.


By: CHRIS URBANSKI - over 2 years ago - permalink - flag

One of the best shows of my life, with the best lineup of bands!


By: Ian T Cartwright - over 2 years ago - permalink - flag

Every single person I loved at the time was at this show and most people I met and grew to love later were here as well.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0857 Fugazi Detroit, MI USA 5/09/98

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Show Date:
 1998-05-09
Venue:
 State Theater
Door Price:
 6
Attendance:
 2400
Played with:
 Shellac, Blonde Redhead
Recorded by
 Nick Pellicciotto
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
Original Source:
 DAT
Sound Quality:
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Play Sample Track
1. Blueprint
2. Facet Squared
3. Dear Justice Letter
4. Great Cop
5. Walken's Syndrome
6. Long Division
7. Foreman's Dog
8. Five Corporations
9. Interlude 1
10. No Surprise
11. Recap Modotti
12. Break
13. Target
14. Suggestion
15. Burning
16. Closed Captioned
17. Forensic Scene
18. Pink Frosty
19. FD
20. Encore 1
21. Arpeggiator
22. Interlude 3
23. Promises
24. Glueman
25. Outro

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.