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By: gunter habets - 4 days ago - permalink - flag

More tremendous live photographs of this show, courtesy of Brad Sigal, can be found at https://www.flickr.com/#/photos/bradsigal/sets/72157648809836311/


By: gunter habets - 4 months ago - permalink - flag

The third show at the Wilson Center. Note that Fugazi played at this venue exactly 6 (first show) and 3 months earlier. The band plays a short set of nine songs as part of a benefit for the Christic Institute, and does not headline as both False Prophets and Kingface followed suit on this particular occasion. However, what this recording lacks in length and sound quality (I’d rate this show as ‘good’ personally), the band definitely makes up in terms of performance. Basically, this is a no-nonsense, straight-up gig that hardly features any stage banter (aside from a tongue-in-cheek sneer at Fidelity Jones for “cashing in on punk rock”), yet includes an overall great and vigorous performance by all. As was the case at the St. Stephen’s Church Cafeteria a couple of months prior (see FLS0002, September 26, 1987), the Intro to this gig features the outlines of a song that doesn’t seem to have left the drawing board; whereas Ian also added some lyrics to the song at St. Stephen’s Church, we now just get a short instrumental as people gather inside to attend the rest of the concert. All in all, the somewhat jumbled ending to Bad Mouth and sloppy guitar breakdown at the end of Suggestion are the only (minor) blots on an otherwise very convincing and ardent performance in my book. If pressed to pick a favorite, I’d probably go with And the Same or especially Burning, as Joe prolongs the bass intro to accentuate the mood and Guy literally growls and snarls his way through the lyrics.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0015 Fugazi Washington, DC USA, 3/03/88

Show Date:
 1988-03-03
Venue:
 Wilson Center
Door Price:
 $5
Attendance:
 400
Played with:
 Kingface, False Prophets, Fidelity Jones
Recorded by
 ANON
Mastered by
 Jerry Busher
Original Source:
 Cassette
Sound Quality:
 Poor Good Very Good Excellent

Benefit for Christic Institute

Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. In Defense of Humans
3. Furniture
4. Merchandise
5. Interlude 1
6. Burning
7. Interlude 2
8. And The Same
9. Interlude 3
10. Song #1
11. Bad Mouth
12. Suggestion
13. Break-In

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.