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By: gunter habets 7 months ago permalink

This recording documents the third out of three Fugazi concerts in the state of Wisconsin on the 1990 Spring / Summer US tour. It is set in the state capital and City of Four Lakes Madison, at the Neighbourhood House, allegedly a gymnasium or full-sized basketball court in a community center where the promoter constructed a 3-foot high stage at one end for the occasion.
There are some serious volume shifts and other sonic discrepancies to be noted during the introductory remarks and at the beginning of Turnover, but once the mix settles (a little over a minute into the song) and the sound balances out, this recording sounds pretty good. Although the guitars, bass or drums are a bit low in the mix at times, Brendan’s kick drum and the voices of both Ian and Guy especially come out very clear, which is a pleasure.
Admittedly, there is not much going on in terms of stage banter (this concert does appear to have gone down in the books as one of the hottest - literally - shows of the tour together with the one in Gainesville, Florida), which might render the overall experience a tad low-key.

By: gunter habets 7 months ago permalink

Still, I think the performance is enjoyable nonetheless and well-worth checking out. Even though occasionally somewhat cluttered (case in point, Runaway Return falls notably short because of some guitar issues), Fugazi treats its audience to a solid gig, in spite of the heat.
Highlights in my opinion include an instrumental version of Reclamation (the guitars are less distorted compared to the studio take and later live recordings), Song #1, Shut the Door (notice the seemingly wacky bass guitar sound effects), or Waiting Room.
To conclude, I’d like to point out that it is interesting to compare the rendering of Blueprint here, which is performed rather slow (even slightly slower than the studio version on the Repeater album which had been released some two months before), and to compare it with the distinctly faster live versions later on.

By: gunter habets over 3 years ago permalink

there are some serious volume shifts at the beginning of Turnover, but once the sound balances out, this recording sounds great. although the bass and drums are a bit low in the mix, the guitars and voices especially of both Ian and Guy come out very clear. the instrumental version of Reclamation is also noteworthy, as well as the quirky bass guitar sound effects (?) used during Shut the Door...

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0233 Fugazi Madison, WI USA, 6/19/90

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Show Date:
 Neighborhood House
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Played with:
 Fifteen, Eight Bark
Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Jerry Busher
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1. Intro
2. Turnover
3. Reclamation
4. And The Same
5. Sieve-Fisted Find
6. Interlude 1
7. Burning Too
8. Interlude 2
9. Lockdown
10. Song #1
11. Interlude 3
12. Blueprint
13. Interlude 4
14. Shut the Door
15. Interlude 5
16. Runaway Return
17. Interlude 6
18. Suggestion
19. Give Me The Cure
20. Waiting Room
21. Outro

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