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By: gunter habets - 8 months ago - permalink - flag

This recording gave me a reason to read up on the tragic events that occurred at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Considering that the events at the time resulted in a violent and deadly confrontation between student protesters and the Ohio National Guard over the strongly contested US involvement in the Vietnam war and the Nixon administered incursions in Cambodia, Fugazi appropriately marked the occasion 28 years later.
Although the band gradually seemed to prefer a less confrontational and more subtle approach during live performances since its inception in the late eighties, and both Ian and Guy Provide only a handful of explanatory words throughout this particular show in 1998, the set list features a selection of songs that speaks volumes.
In this regard, songs such as Facet Squared, Stacks, Target, Long Division, KYEO, Smallpox Champion or Burning Too not only hit the proverbial nail on the head in remembering the 1970 Kent shootings, but (unfortunately) touch on subjects that have been relevant before and ever since.
I very much enjoyed checking out this recording. It sounds overall great and the closing sequence of Closed Captioned into Give Me The Cure into Burning Too is downright brilliant in my opinion. Facet Squared and KYEO are cut a bit short and miss a couple of opening chords, yet this will not keep me from coming back to this recording.


By: Emmet - 9 months ago - permalink - flag

Erik, Hook a brother up with the VHS!


By: Erik Poling - about 2 years ago - permalink - flag

I attended this show, and for fun, found someone who had a copy on VHS. Contact me if interested in a copy, and I'll do my best!

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0852 Fugazi Kent, OH USA 5/04/98

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Show Date:
 1998-05-04
Venue:
 Kent State University
Door Price:
 Free
Attendance:
 1400
Played with:
 Quixotic, Blonde Redhead
Recorded by
 Nick Pellicciotto
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
Original Source:
 DAT
Sound Quality:
 Poor Good Very Good Excellent

Free show to mark the 28th anniversary of student shootings at Kent State.

A couple of songs are incomplete.

Play Sample Track
1. Facet Squared
2. Guilford Fall
3. Break
4. Latin Roots
5. Interlude 1
6. Stacks
7. Recap Modotti
8. No Surprise
9. Arpeggiator
10. Merchandise
11. Target
12. Five Corporations
13. Place Position
14. Long Division
15. Forensic Scene
16. KYEO
17. Smallpox Champion
18. Closed Captioned
19. Give Me The Cure
20. Burning Too
21. 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.