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By: gunter habets 11 months ago

For their third out of eleven US gigs in the spring of 1998, Fugazi hit the state of Ohio and set up gear at the Newport Music Hall on High Street in Columbus, reportedly the last American venue at which John Lee Hooker performed before his death in 2001.

The recording puts the listener smack dab in the middle of things, as the introductory sequence and opening part of Merchandise are missing. Later on in the set list, it turns out Waiting Room unfortunately is incomplete as well, save for the closing chords.

Still, do not let that keep you from grabbing this download. Although it pretty much is a no-nonsense performance with not much going on in terms of dialogue, it is notably tight and sounds remarkable.

The set list features a heavy dose of End Hits songs (10 out of 13 songs), which saw its release a couple of days prior to this show, with a healthy selection of Kill Taker songs thrown in, as well as a handful of songs from each of the other albums for variety.

As mentioned, I think this is a great overall performance and recording, yet if pressed for highlights, I’d mention the subtle yet urging sway of Long Division, Close Captioned into Floating Boy, Do You Like Me (Ian puts in some additional guitar licks in the beginning of the song which works quite well), the brilliant combo No Surprise into Promises, and yet another outstanding version of Reprovisional.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0851 Fugazi Columbus, OH USA 5/3/1998

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Show Date:
 1998-05-03
Venue:
 Newport
Door Price:
 6
Attendance:
 1200
Played with:
 Quixotic, Scrawl
Recorded by
 Nick Pellicciotto
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
Original Source:
 DAT
Sound Quality:
 Poor Good Very Good Excellent

Merchandise and Waiting Room are both cut off.

Play Sample Track
1. Merchandise
2. Place Position
3. And The Same
4. Public Witness Program
5. Back to Base
6. Interlude 1
7. Foreman's Dog
8. Recap Modotti
9. Long Division
10. Blueprint
11. Closed Captioned
12. Floating Boy
13. Reclamation
14. Do You Like Me
15. Five Corporations
16. Rend It
17. Arpeggiator
18. Encore 1
19. Waiting Room
20. FD
21. Break
22. No Surprise
23. Promises
24. Encore 2
25. Last Chance For A Slow Dance
26. Great Cop
27. Walken's Syndrome
28. Bed for the Scraping
29. Reprovisional
30. 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.