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By: gunter habets - 18 days ago - permalink - flag

This show (featuring Soulside as headliner) took place at The Anthrax, a hardcore music club in suburban Connecticut, praised by Ian for "being very fair and decent about the door price", and documented by Chris Daily in his book "Everybodys Scene -The Story of Connecticuts Anthrax Club" as a venue that "provided a stage for local and touring bands to scream their heads off as well as a meeting place for anyone to feel like they weren't alone in their desire to be different".
We find Ian in a particularly talkative and good-spirited mood on this evening in time, introducing himself as John Stabb (of Government Issue) and (tongue-in-cheek) thanking those who came out to see Minor Threat, Fugazi, Embrace, Teen Idles, The Slinkees, Skewbald, or any other band he has been a part of.
What ensues pretty much sounds like an instructional briefing at first, as Ian takes the audience by the hand and introduces the song opening the set as well as Joe, whose pulsating bass lines then take us into And The Same which features an extended intro as Ian shares some thoughts on challenging people by continually giving them something new to try, to taste, by playing a different kind of music and dancing a different kind of dance (new moves he arguably demonstrates for the occasion by the sound of things, both during And The Same and Furniture). (...)


By: gunter habets - 18 days ago - permalink - flag

(...) This gig features no new additions to the repertoire, but is overall quite solid and definitely engaging. Note however that Ian flubs Merchandise as he comes in early on guitar right before the "you are not what you own" chorus, throwing Brendan, Joe and Guy off in the process; he does take full responsibility for it right away though, apologising and urging the band to try over that last part, which they do successfully.
Other stand out renderings in my book include Waiting Room and the offhand Lock Dug jam mentioned in the side-notes. The Word is back in its set closer slot, yet unfortunately is cut short.
The sound quality of this recording is not that great, but still doable.


By: Joshua Hatton - over 2 years ago - permalink - flag

You and me both, Kevin!


By: Kevin Muoio - over 2 years ago - permalink - flag

I was there - I'm looking forward to this show being available!

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0010 Fugazi Norwalk, CT USA 12/05/87

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Show Date:
 1987-12-05
Venue:
 Anthrax
Door Price:
 $5
Attendance:
 100
Played with:
 Soulside, American Standard
Recorded by
 ANON
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
Original Source:
 Cassette
Sound Quality:
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Lock Dug is an impromptu jam mixing the riff that would become Lockdown with Beefeater's Dug Birdzell improvising on the microphone.

Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. And The Same
3. Merchandise
4. Interlude 1
5. Furniture
6. Turn Off Your Guns
7. Interlude 2
8. Song #1
9. Interlude 3
10. Bad Mouth
11. Interlude 4
12. Waiting Room
13. Break-In
14. Lock Dug
15. Interlude 5
16. The Word

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.