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By: gunter habets 24 days ago permalink

The recorded document of the second out of just three times Fugazi played the city of Canberra (1991, 1993 and 1997). Initially released in 2004 as volume 10 of the hardcopy Fugazi Live Series (see through Discogs - note that the Glen E. Friedman inner sleeve picture of the band does not correspond to this concert).

This is one of the better sounding recordings of the 1993 Australian run, although the drums occasionally resonate a bit flat or muffled.

Sieve-Fisted Find offers another allusion to the song “My Mother Looked Like Marilyn Monroe” by Tommy Keene, “the cult power pop and new wave singer-songwriter” (courtesy Pitchfork) who unfortunately passed away recently at the age of 59.

Much like the preceding Melbourne gig, a couple of days before, the band appear not all that lighthearted, particularly having to address the drag of crowd-surfing and stage diving a number of times, cf. the Reclamation interruption as well as the “your ticket has definitely been punched Sir” rap later on.

The performance includes a strong one-two punch rendering of Instrument, and a powerful, driving version of Reprovisional (w/ “Roadrunner” / Modern Lovers tag). A notably reticent, subdued performance of Sweet and Low closes out the set. On the downside, the guitar play on Last Chance for a Slow Dance is strangely incoherent, the timing of the song off.

Overall I find this is a solid and enjoyable performance, even though it feels somewhat sloppy or rushed in parts. The band managed to get 21 songs in, which adds to the total running time of this concert. In on the Kill Taker in particular is in heavy rotation this time around (10), followed by Repeater (5), Steady Diet of Nothing (4), 3 Songs (1) and - remarkably - just one song off the Margin Walker EP and not a single song off the debut EP.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0610 Fugazi Canberra, Australia, 11/17/93

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Show Date:
 1993-11-17
Venue:
 A.N.U. Bar
Attendance:
 600
Played with:
 Shellac, Budd
Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Fugazi
Original Source:
 Cassette
Sound Quality:
 Poor Good Very Good Excellent

Previously released on CD (FLS10).

Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Joe #1
3. Facet Squared
4. Sieve-Fisted Find
5. Reclamation
6. Interlude
7. Reclamation
8. Public Witness Program
9. Merchandise
10. Nice New Outfit
11. Instrument
12. Last Chance for a Slow Dance
13. Great Cop
14. Walken's Syndrome
15. Interlude-2
16. Long Division
17. Blueprint
18. Repeater
19. Smallpox Champion
20. Returning The Screw
21. Reprovisional
22. Rend It
23. Promises
24. Sweet And Low

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.