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By: Antti V 7 months ago

Fugazi hits Jackson, the capital of Mississippi for the first and only time. The venue is Midnight Sun, a club in the city that is just one of many that local concertgoers must miss dearly. Apparently the venue was a good fit for bands that were getting popular, but who wanted a more intimate club setting.

Ian opens the evening while Brendan and Joe jam on a cool riff. The crowd seems very enthusiastic and welcomes the band with huge cheers. They reward this energy by opening with Blueprint and Merchandise - back to back hits, if you will.

No mix settling is needed, and the sound is quite typical of the era - powerful and unified. While sounding a bit thin and maybe lacking some detail, these recordings represent the band's current state, and the overall feel of the room really well.

The starting flow is great with Guy going straight into Walken's Syndrome after the aforementioned opening duo of tracks. The song is always a delight to hear, and it works wonders whenever Guy throws the starting riff in a stop-start move from the previous song. Facet Squared follows seamlessly, but takes a little while to get going as some crowd control is needed to give the front row some breathing room. When the song is eventually allowed to properly start, it rumbles characteristically for sure.

Guy tells a hilarious story how he once had to airline travel wearing only borrowed underwear. This storytime gives the band a little break, and the following mid-part of the show has the best energy whole evening. Lockdown has a tight, driving groove, and flows perfectly to Suggestion.
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By: Antti V 7 months ago

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The band is a bit more talkative this evening, and the show thus feels less intense musically than usual. The banter is all great fun though, including a rock 'n' roll chant of a local restaurant's name.

There are of course hot performances too. Nice New Outfit makes an appearance and sounds bouncy and brisk. Smallpox Champion is another highlight. The band seems to be losing a bit of energy towards the end of the show, but still put all they have into Runaway Return and Repeater.

This is a fun entry to listen to because the mood is quite relaxed and talkative. The playing is not on the level of intensity as the heavier shows from the era, but there are highlights as always, ie. the mid-set jams. The recording has a pleasing enough quality, and is steady throughout.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0514 Fugazi Jackson, MS USA 4/8/1993

Show Date:
 1993-04-08
Venue:
 Midnight Sun
Door Price:
 5
Attendance:
 750
Played with:
 Tarentella, Stretch Armstrong
Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Jerry Busher
Original Source:
 DAT
Sound Quality:
 Poor Good Very Good Excellent
Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Blueprint
3. Merchandise
4. Walken's Syndrome
5. Facet Squared
6. Latin Roots
7. Interlude 1
8. And The Same
9. Rend It
10. Promises
11. Interlude 2
12. Lockdown
13. Suggestion
14. Give Me The Cure
15. Waiting Room
16. Interlude 3
17. Nice New Outfit
18. Interlude 4
19. Instrument
20. Turnover
21. Encore 1
22. Smallpox Champion
23. Long Division
24. Runaway Return
25. Repeater
26. Outro

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