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By: Antti V 10 months ago

Fugazi amidst the 1992 spring European tour. The band had already visited Dublin almost annually since their inception, and this would mark their fourth time in the city. This day the city's St. Francis Xavier Hall welcomed Fugazi and a few other bands to play a benefit show for Act Up Ireland. SFX, constructed in 1957, was a major concert venue until 2001, after which another locale took over event duties. The place was finally torn down in 2006 to make room for apartments.

The tape starts right at the intro of And the Same, so any opening remarks are missed. Some mix settling ensues, and the first few songs go by like this. The band is on fire though and the flow is quite strong. When the sound gets right, it's rather pleasing and powerful. The band sounds huge, and the overall balance is very good.

Early highlights are Dear Justice Letter and Merchandise, both getting brisky performances. Rend It is still finding it's way, the pace being slower and the verses are still quite melodic and brooding. Another new song follows right after as Great Cop rumbles off the stage.

One of the show's highlights is definitely Suggestion. Brendan goes into a complete groove wizard mode, and the whole performance feels exceptionally danceable. Ian and Guy put on their best hypnotic jams in the middle section which finally leads to a cathartic explosion at the end.

Long Division has a very cool jam tagged at the end, but unfortunately fades out due to a tape flip. Runaway Return has already started as the recording fades back in, but luckily most of the inspired performance is there.
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By: Antti V 10 months ago

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A couple of hecklers attempt to ruin things for everyone, and a frustrated Ian schools them before Instrument. The song thus feels like a statement against the arrogancy. Two Beats Off is another show highlight sounding once again almost like an open jam. Repeater follows after a long, sinister intro and is just the right way to end the rocking main set.

The pre-album version of Last Chance for a Slow Dance sounds sweeter and softer than what the song eventually morphed into. This is emphasized by Guy's chill introduction. A very interesting listen for sure.

The band pulls out two anthems to end the evening. Blueprint leaves the crowd still wanting more, and Promises is their last reward. A very suitable finale, and another jam-like track. The band is really starting to show what they are capable of dynamically.

This is another energetic recording from the era. The band gets the flow going nicely, and the overall sound is great. A good listen for sure, and easily recommended.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0439 Fugazi Dublin, Ireland 5/11/1992

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Show Date:
 1992-05-11
Venue:
 SFX
Attendance:
 1300
Played with:
 Chumbawamba, In Motion
Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
Original Source:
 Cassette
Sound Quality:
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Benefit for ACT-UP Ireland

Play Sample Track
1. And The Same
2. Latin Roots
3. Reclamation
4. Dear Justice Letter
5. Merchandise
6. Rend It
7. Great Cop
8. Give Me The Cure
9. Suggestion
10. Long Division
11. Runaway Return
12. Interlude 1
13. Instrument
14. Two Beats Off
15. Repeater
16. Encore 1
17. Last Chance For A Slow Dance
18. Blueprint
19. Encore 2
20. Promises
21. 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.