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By: Joseph Fish - 10 months ago - permalink - flag

There is evidence that the "ashtray incident" actually happened on the previous day. Listening to the recording on the 16th, Guy suggests they play Runaway Return, and Ian says, "Going out to our good friends in Beat Happening".
As you know, that song contains the word "ashtray" repeated many times, and Guy sings that particular word with much more force and clarity than he normally does... The same thing with Runaway Return happens in the second show, but since it happens in both, Calvin had to have been hit during the first show.

By: Adrian Grenier - over 1 year ago - permalink - flag

Looking back it seems like such a lucky dream to see Beat Happening and Fugazi together. When you're young and have 80s HC records and Beat Happening plays, I can see how it would be tough to "get it". But hopefully some of those kids eventually "got it" as I did.

By: gunter habets - over 2 years ago - permalink - flag

As to the sound quality, this recording ties in with the one from the preceeding evening, which sounds great; just listen to those drums and pumping bass lines! Also, the audience seems to be less of a drag on this particular evening (I don't think there is an audible reference to the 'ashtray incident' which has been mentioned in some comments). The imrov on Waiting Room is a refreshing little surprise, and Glueman tears it up again! The Outro includes some serious Ambient tunes.. .

By: Chris Carey - almost 3 years ago - permalink - flag

The second night at The Country Club in Reseda was the first time I saw both Beat Happening and Fugazi. The ashtray incident was unfortunate. Calvin Johnson was hit right on the nose, but Beat Happening kept performing. If my memory serves me correctly, their set lasted almost an hour. I saw BH headline their own shows twice in later years, and they never played more than 30 minutes. Ian had a field day on the meatheads, berating them for their treatment of Calvin and describing how Beat Happening is more punk rock than they could ever be. Calvin still had blood on his face when he as selling stuff from the K Records catalog after Fugazi's set.

I really hope this gig is released soon!

By: KRISTIAN TENWOLDE - almost 3 years ago - permalink - flag

I was at this show. Or maybe the other one. I remember the tickets were $6 instead of the usual $5. Chad Smith and Anthony Kiedis were at this show. I also now remember the meatheads. Good show, but crappy cattle railing.

By: Stephen Reeder - almost 3 years ago - permalink - flag

I was at this show and it was pretty great and you guys (Fugazi) rocked it and really blew my mind. Awesome show! Reason to Believe were great and Beat Happening were also fantastic, despite some meatheads in the crowd.

Additionally I want to say, "Fuck You" to whoever threw the ashtray at Beat Happening, whoever you are, you're an asshole!

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0211 Fugazi Reseda, CA USA 5/17/90

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Show Date:
 Country Club
Door Price:
Played with:
 Beat Happening, Reason to Believe
Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Jerry Busher
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Play Sample Track
1. Repeater
2. Reprovisional
3. Interlude 1
4. Bad Mouth
5. Margin Walker
6. Interlude 2
7. Song #1
8. Blueprint
9. Interlude 3
10. Styrofoam
11. Shut the Door
12. Interlude 4
13. Runaway Return
14. Interlude 5
15. Burning Too
16. Bulldog Front
17. Interlude 6
18. Waiting Room
19. Interlude 7
20. Suggestion
21. Give Me The Cure
22. Encore 1
23. Glueman
24. Outro

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