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By: shannon aston over 1 year ago

I was there, I remember that guy!

By: gunter habets over 3 years ago

Following just one performance in Auckland in 1991, 1993 is the year some other places in New Zealand got to experience Fugazi live for the first time as well, and it turns out it has been a memorable string of shows, 5 total, which fortunately - unlike the preceding dates in Australia - sound great for the most part.

This Christchurch gig is certainly the most confrontational, tumultuous show of the New Zealand stretch. Listen close as the patience of both Ian and Guy wears thin because of stage-diving issues and a bunch of “vocal” patrons up front, persistently shouting Minor Threat songs and lyrics.

At one point, Ian has about enough and decides to give one of them a refund before escorting him personally to the door, but after a heart-to-heart back stage, the guy decides to stay and sits out the show on the side of the stage.

This recording presents a total of 21 live tracks, with Kill Taker providing most of the meal (9), followed by Repeater (4), Steady Diet (3), the 7 Songs debut EP (3) and Margin Walker EP (2).

Overall, a cool show and solid performance. Note that Guy uses the “I said it was true, I fuck like Marilyn Monroe” line going into Sieve-Fisted Find, a line he’d been using on and off and that had me puzzled for a long time, until Guy finally cleared up the reference for me:

“The Marilyn Monroe thing on “Sieve-Fisted” would certainly have been an allusion to the song “My Mother Looked Like Marilyn Monroe” by Tommy Keene. Our producer Ted Niceley was his bass player and he had played in the band Razz which was one of the first local bands I saw when I was super young. I was a big fan of his stuff and loved that song particularly.”

Part of the breakdown of Suggestion is missing, unfortunately. Promises certainly is a highlight, and flows naturally into a mesmerizing rendering of Sweet and Low, which clocks in at no less than 5:52 minutes this time (while the studio take runs for about 3:36 minutes).

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0620 Fugazi Christchurch, New Zealand 12/8/1993

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Show Date:
 1993-12-08
Venue:
 Caledonian Hall
Attendance:
 600
Played with:
 Pumpkinhead, Wadd
Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
Original Source:
 Cassette
Sound Quality:
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The patron didn't want his money back!

Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Reclamation
3. Turnover
4. Interlude 1
5. Facet Squared
6. Public Witness Program
7. And The Same
8. Exit Only
9. Long Division
10. Cassavetes
11. Interlude 2
12. Instrument
13. Sieve-Fisted Find
14. Interlude 3
15. Suggestion
16. Give Me The Cure
17. Interlude 4
18. Waiting Room
19. Smallpox Champion
20. Interlude 5
21. Returning The Screw
22. Interlude 6
23. Blueprint
24. Repeater
25. Encore
26. Great Cop
27. Walken's Syndrome
28. Promises
29. Sweet and Low
30. Outro

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