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By: Robert Rowe - 3 months ago - permalink - flag

This show was one of those magic moments of my youth. In 1997 I was a college freshman in Boston; out on my own and far away from home. I had been a Fugazi fan all through high school and knew all the songs. I had seen them prior and was already at the point where I wanted to watch the show instead of getting tossed around in the pit.

I sat in the balcony at Lupo's and still remember the way the air felt. It was hot and muggy as hell in the show, and outside the night air could occasionally be felt as a cool breeze when someone opened a door. I don't remember all the details of the show, but I remember them playing "Floating Boy." End Hits wasn't out yet and I was thinking, "What is this song?! I need to get this the second it comes out!" If my memory serves me right Guy was wearing a maroonish/red button down shirt. Them playing that song is just one of those young memories that has stuck with me for almost 20 years now. This recording brings back a lot of memories of that exciting time in my life when I was a young adult and completely un-jaded; just having a great time without a care in the world with my whole life ahead of me. Things are still great, but this reminds me of that feeling I can only describe as "youth."


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

In short, this is a great sounding recording of an outstanding performance. Also, the set list is really diverse.
Case in point, the first six songs played on this particular night represent all five Fugazi albums available at that point in time (1997), as well as the End Hits album that was released the following year (for this purpose, I count the first two EPs as one album, i.e. 13 Songs).
What is more, in total the set list includes no less than 6 songs from the End Hits album that had yet to be released. Other albums that are well featured here are 13 Songs and In On The Kill Taker, followed by Red Medicine, Steady Diet of Nothing and the Repeater album respectively.
Aside from plenty of musical highlights, I had a blast listening closely as Guy comes up with some very convincing reasons to turn off the airconditioning: "Hey, do you think it would be okay if we turned off some of this ventilation, this cold air blowing, it's kind of antithetical to the heat of natural Rock and Roll, you know what I'm saying, so if we could have this stuff killed it would be really excellent and we could get kind of a more lubricated situation going on... much, much more happening". The man is a wordsmith!
Although the sound quality of this show is really good as mentioned, I do want to note that both Long Division and Instrument seem to suffer from some sonic anomalities (slight distortion).

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0818 Fugazi Providence, RI USA 5/06/97

Show Date:
 1997-05-06
Venue:
 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Door Price:
 6
Attendance:
 1200
Played with:
 Branch Manager
Recorded by
 Nick Pellicciotto
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
Original Source:
 DAT
Sound Quality:
 Poor Good Very Good Excellent

Pink Frosty cuts off.

Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Facet Squared
3. Exit Only
4. Styrofoam
5. Do You Like Me
6. Interlude 1
7. And The Same
8. Place Position
9. Five Corporations
10. Interlude 2
11. Margin Walker
12. Bad Mouth
13. Interlude 3
14. Target
15. Bed For The Scraping
16. Floating Boy
17. Promises
18. Interlude 4
19. Smallpox Champion
20. Interlude 5
21. Recap Modotti
22. By You
23. Interlude 6
24. Great Cop
25. Public Witness Program
26. Waiting Room
27. No Surprise
28. Long Division
29. Cassavetes
30. Instrument
31. Stacks
32. Blueprint
33. Pink Frosty

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