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By: gunter habets - about 1 year ago - permalink - flag

This recording features the last of three consecutive Fugazi gigs in as many nights at the Forum. I travelled to London with my best friend and brother to attend the shows on the previous nights. The third show featured right here was only added to the tour schedule at the very last minute, and for some reason that is beyond me at this point, we did not stick around for it.
I regret this choice still, since it turned out to be the last show played by my favourite band to this very day. Hence, listening closely as Ian asks the audience if anyone has pulled a hat-trick on these shows during the introductory remarks tastes bittersweet.
However, I am of course fortunate enough to be able to share in this live recording and have listened to it repeatedly ever since it was made available as part of the original hardcopy Live Series.
Basically, this is an overall virtually flawless and tight performance, with hardly any mistakes dotted around. Also, the sound quality is pretty much impeccable.
Still, this recording had to grow on me. Listening to it again just know, it strikes me that the band hardly engaged in dialogue or interaction with the audience all through the show, which I find unfortunate. Especially since Brendan, Guy, Joe and Ian must have known this would be their final public performance for the foreseeable future. But yet, no discernible mention in this regard is made during the show. No anecdotes or proverbial trip down memory lane. No mention of future projects.
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By: gunter habets - about 1 year ago - permalink - flag

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What you do get are some words of praise for a local food joint, as has often been the case, before the band shifts into high gear and delves into an energetic burst of songs, that only lets up well into the set with Closed Captioned. Even though I have listened to a fair number of live recordings so far, the ending of this song still threw me off as it surprisingly trickles into Forensic Scene (from the guitar feedback, I very much expected Exit Only), which works really well as a combination.
The set list is quite varied and draws from all albums, except for the Furniture 7" and with (unfortunately) one song taken from my favourite album In On The Kill Taker. Even the Instrument soundtrack is marginally represented, as Joe dabbles with the bass lines of the instrumental Lusty Scripps during Encore 1. Personal highlights include Foreman's Dog, Stacks, Cashout, The Kill, Life And Limb, Blueprint and Version. As mentioned , Ian and Guy hardly waste any words this time around, aside from setting some reckless figures straight on a number of occasions, throwing in some birthday wishes and concluding with a handful of shout-outs.
My favourite Fugazi song Glueman not only brings this set and tour to a traditional close, but to this very day also ended the Fugazi chapter in the history of music. It makes me wonder what went through these gentlemen as they spent it all one last time. I guess I will never know.


By: Fugazi Live Series - over 2 years ago - permalink - flag

Hello Bryan. That's Jerry Busher on the trumpet. He also plays second drums (i.e. Closed Captioned, Number 5, and Break). Jerry is a longtime friend from the DC punk scene (he was in Fidelity Jones along with number of other bands) and started traveling with the band as a roadie around 1995 and then started performing on a few of the songs in 1998. Jerry is also the person that has been mastering and editing the shows that have been posted on the site. -FLS


By: Bryan Hantman - over 2 years ago - permalink - flag

Who's playing brass instrument (trumpet or whatever) on Full Disclosure?


By: jeff Pulk - almost 3 years ago - permalink - flag

keep on rockin' in the free world


By: mookthekook - almost 3 years ago - permalink - flag

Holy shit! This is amazing.


By: ChristiaanReynolds - almost 3 years ago - permalink - flag

Christ, the setlist.

Thank you, Ian, Brendan, Guy, Joe. Thank you so many times.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS1045 Fugazi London, England, 11/04/02

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Show Date:
 2002-11-04
Venue:
 Forum
Played with:
 Buff Medways
Recorded by
 Nick Pellicciotto
Mastered by
 Fugazi
Original Source:
 DAT
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Previously released on CD (FLS30)

Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Brendan #1
3. Sieve-Fisted Find
4. Greed
5. Full Disclosure
6. Reclamation
7. Foreman's Dog
8. Stacks
9. Nightshop
10. Closed Captioned
11. Forensic Scene
12. Cashout
13. Margin Walker
14. Waiting Room
15. Break-In
16. The Kill
17. Birthday Pony
18. Life and Limb
19. Shut The Door
20. Encore 1
21. Arpeggiator
22. Smallpox Champion
23. Epic Problem
24. Encore 2
25. Blueprint
26. Long Distance Runner
27. Version
28. Glueman

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.