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By: matty evanosky about 1 year ago permalink

I won tickets on WAMH and drove all the way from Springfield to Fitchburg Rock City to see the Fugazzz. Had a roughed up Maximum RocknRoll in my possession to read during the downtime. Shudder was pretty great, if not well received by the locals, Craig was in remarkable voice if I recall. oh youth

By: andrew gadbois almost 4 years ago permalink

The one and only time I saw Fugazi, on the drive up my buddy that was driving got pulled over and his car impounded for not having its current registration sticker on it and having to hitchhike to the show.

By: gunter habets almost 5 years ago permalink

Add another oddity (a hockey rink) to the long list of uncommon venues the band played through the years and you are in for something special.
Actually, listening to the first couple of songs, I found the sound quality pretty much reflected the off key acoustics of the venue and did not do much for me, breaking a long streak of great Fugazi live shows that I have been listening to recently.
Yet good things come to those who wait and it's worth waiting this one out for a bit, because once the mix settles, you are in for a beautiful version of Turnover (still one of my favourites) which basically marks the beginning of a wonderful, tremendous recording with plenty of highlights such as Instrument, Rend It or Suggestion.
Also, it is well worth checking out the early mesmerizing instrumental take on Fell, Destroyed and I encourage the listener to listen closely as the guitars go into the familiar yet chilling sonic meltdown for more than a minute before the band finally bursts into Glueman (another one of my favourites).
So yeah, check this one out. After all, it was Guy's birthday show!

By: Rich Ladew over 6 years ago permalink

Also my first fugazi show. I remember at one time being on the second level of the hockey arena and getting a bird's eye view directly above Fugazi and watching the entire place jump up and down. I am not entirely sure I have been at any other show with as much energy as this one.

At the 1997 UNH show, Ian told us the Guy story M Fournier is mentioning above.

By: Aaron Pepelis over 6 years ago permalink

my first fugazi show too. I wouldn't have thought it was that long ago..

By: Jeremy Smith over 6 years ago permalink

My first Fugazi show. I was so excited, I bought a ticket from Ticketmaster(!) A group of friends drove there from UMass-Amherst. It was in a giant hockey-type arena (I had no idea those Red Medicine pics were from there). The first song was "Reclamation". As soon as the first notes started playing I lost control of my body in a moving sea of people. I turned to my friend and said "here we go" and I've been going ever since.

By: Mike Fournier over 6 years ago permalink

Guy's birthday -- he fell off the stage. There's photos of his steaming after this show inside of 'Red Medicine.'

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0587 Fugazi Fitchburg, MA USA 9/17/93

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Show Date:
 Wallace Civic Center
Door Price:
Played with:
 Shudder To Think, Sam Black Church
Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
Original Source:
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Play Sample Track
1. Opening Remarks
2. Reclamation
3. Interlude 1
4. Nice New Outfit
5. Interlude 2
6. Facet Squared
7. Public Witness Program
8. And the Same
9. Turnover
10. Interlude 3
11. Instrument
12. Rend It
13. Suggestion
14. Give Me the Cure
15. Waiting Room
16. Interlude 4
17. Smallpox Champion
18. Returning The Screw
19. Interlude 5
20. Two Beats Off
21. Great Cop
22. Encore
23. Cassavetes
24. Merchandise
25. Fell, Destroyed Instrumental
26. Glueman

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.