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

If you are just in it for the music, then I suggest you skip this one. The sound quality of this recording truly is poor and I imagine listening to these songs might feel somewhat like standing in the middle of a vortex, a spiralling whirlwind sucking up sound and leaving the listener disoriented.
On top of this, the event suffers from regular power cuts, abruptly ending several songs and having everyone present guessing about the cause of this (I leave it to you to find out if they ever do get to the root of things).
Nevertheless, if you are interested in the Fugazi Live Series as such, documenting the complete Fugazi experience, then this recording is worth your time, since it offers an opportunity to be the proverbial 'fly on the wall' during an event that serves a noble cause in the home town of Fugazi. In this regard, the opening remarks in itself are notable, as are the random conversations and fragmented chitchat you pick up left and right.
However, the downside of all this is that you might end up feeling somewhat forlorn in the course of things, since it is as if you are out there, caught up in the middle of everything, but there is no way to actually engage in any of it. The fact that this recording is not primarily about the music, underscores this point...
Anyways, as Guy appropriately puts it at one point during the occasion: "Try not to think of it as a musical event".

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0508 Fugazi Washington, DC USA, 3/21/93

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Show Date:
 1993-03-21
Venue:
 Freedom Plaza
Door Price:
 Free
Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Jerry Busher
Original Source:
 DAT
Sound Quality:
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Rally for the Homeless

Play Sample Track
1. Opening Remarks
2. Blueprint
3. Interlude 1
4. Reclamation
5. Walken's Syndrome
6. Interlude 2
7. Facet Squared
8. Dear Justice Letter
9. Interlude 3
10. Repeater
11. Smallpox Champion
12. Interlude 4
13. Turnover
14. Styrofoam
15. Rend It
16. Instrument
17. Interlude 5
18. Runaway Return
19. Interlude 6
20. And The Same
21. Public Witness Program
22. Outro

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.