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By: gunter habets 10 months ago permalink

The recording of the third night at the Guilty showcases the last time Fugazi performed in the city of Tokyo to date, and brings a total of 20 more live tracks to the table.

The set list offers some more variation compared to the second night, with 6 songs taken off of Red Medicine, 5 off of End Hits, 3 from the 7 Songs debut EP, 2 each off of the In On The Kill Taker and Steady Diet of Nothing albums and 1 each from the Repeater record and Margin Walker EP.

Basically, this is an excellent sounding recording, up to par with the other two 1996 Tokyo recordings or even better since it’s not tainted by anomalies (however, do note that most of Birthday Pony is missing here).

Even though the recording starts off with an impeccable live rendering of the Guilford Fall Instrumental, it pretty much fails to grab my attention for the next couple of songs. However, an excellent Floating Boy Instrumental lights the performance back up for me personally and a number of solid classics such as Blueprint, Waiting Room or Bulldog Front follow suit.

Further highlights in my book include Fell, Destroyed, Promises, another notably slow and atmospheric rendition of Version and a somewhat different sounding Glueman (Ian’s guitar play appears more restrained throughout the song) to bring the house down.

In this regard, it can be mentioned that these 1996 concerts have been recorded by soundman Nick Pellicciotto, which might explain a different approach in terms of sound effects (note the dub drum effects used as well).

From the considerable amount of recordings I have heard so far, I feel Pellicciotto’s work differs distinctly from the Fugazi gigs documented by habitué Joey Picuri, who seems to prefer a more purist approach.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0800 Fugazi Tokyo, Japan 10/28/96

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Show Date:
Played with:
 Make Up, Bloodthirsty Butchers, Naht, Eastern Youth
Recorded by
 Nick Pellicciotto
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
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1. Intro
2. Guilford Fall Instrumental
3. Bed For The Scraping
4. Interlude 1
5. Smallpox Champion
6. Facet Squared
7. Do You Like Me
8. Reclamation
9. Floating Boy Instrumental
10. Blueprint
11. Waiting Room
12. Bulldog Front
13. Interlude 2
14. By You
15. Long Division
16. Fell, Destroyed
17. Five Corporations
18. Target
19. Promises
20. Birthday Pony
21. No Surprise
22. Version
23. Glueman
24. Outro

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