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By: gunter habets - 3 months ago - permalink - flag

This is the fourth out of six concerts Fugazi played at the dc space. And as it happens, it is a benefit for Buck, the venue bartender.
By way of introduction, Ian comes down on the D.C. metro service for not running a 24-hour system. KYEO, appropriately dubbed Keep Your Metro Open, kicks things off, but basically serves as a bit of a soundcheck as it is performed loosely and Joey Picuri, the sound man, is addressed as well to straighten some of the acoustics out. An animated version of the live staple Song #1 follows suit.
Break-in is up next, and I have to admit that it kind of threw me off since I pretty much expected Burning feeding off Ian's introductory guitar strokes. It is a solid rendering, even though Guy seems to pace himself vocally a bit more than usual this time around.
Waiting Room is well delivered and, as per usual, gets the crowd going, followed by the still fresh Bulldog Front (this is only the fourth live performance of the song), which I think is very enjoyable and goes down well live.
D.C. affiliate and Fire Party member Amy Pickering then joins the band on vocals for yet another spot-on and boiling version of Suggestion (note that Brendan makes ample use of his bell for this one). Also, if I am not mistaken, this seems to be the first live performance of the song which doesn't break down with a guitar riff as has been the case up until then, and as such is more in line with the actual studio recording.
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By: gunter habets - 3 months ago - permalink - flag

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A decent yet somewhat inconspicuous rendering of Bad Mouth is followed by two new songs as both Margin Walker and Burning Too were still to be released almost a year later as part of the Margin Walker EP in June 1989. Note how both the rhythm Guy uses to tackle the lyrics and the actual words that make up the lyrics of Margin Walker at this point differ notably from the eventual studio release. Burning Too, on the contrary, is already a pretty much definitive version of the song.
Ian then points out the time of night to let those using the metro know that it might be about time to leave for home. Personally, I would have definitely taken my chances since Ian's subtle yet familiar guitar licks give away that the band is gearing up to burst into Glueman and it is clear that Guy sheds any restraints or reserves he might have had at this point. And if that's not enough, the band rolls out some more as The Word is back in its original set closer slot for the occasion, yet is unfortunately incomplete.
The sound quality of the recording pretty much ties in with the quality of the previous show at the dc space on March 30, 1988 (FLS #0017), for which I noted that "the quality of this recording leaves some to be desired as it sounds quite muffled, the vocals especially. It accurately reflects the setting of the former dc space though; a small, crowded club where people huddle up close and small talk gets picked up easily left and right." In this regard, I probably still prefer the October 16, 1987 (FLS #0005) and December 28, 1987 (FLS #0011) shows at this venue.


By: Charles H Jones - almost 3 years ago - permalink - flag

A bunch of really great girls invited me to this show and I said no, because I was stupid and I wanted something to regret. Well, fuck me.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0049 Fugazi Washington, DC USA 8/01/88

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Show Date:
 1988-08-01
Venue:
 dc space
Door Price:
 $5
Attendance:
 200
Played with:
 Parasite
Recorded by
 ANON
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
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Benefit for Buck (the dc space bartender)

Amy Pickering sings Suggestion.

Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. KYEO
3. Song #1
4. Interlude 1
5. Break-In
6. Waiting Room
7. Interlude 2
8. Bulldog Front
9. Suggestion
10. Bad Mouth
11. Interlude 3
12. Margin Walker
13. Burning Too
14. Interlude 4
15. Glueman
16. Encore
17. The Word

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.