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By: gunter habets 10 months ago permalink

As I amply pointed out earlier (see my notes related to the February 2, 1999 recording), the city of Olympia in the state of Washington has always been a Fugazi favorite, the Capitol Theater a go-to venue with quite a bit of history.

Or, as Guy discloses, “we’ve been coming here to Olympia for a long long time, and to say that the city is important to this group would be a huge understatement. When we first came here, to this town, I think we can safely say it was the one city in America that totally, fully blew our minds and it realized one of the biggest hopes that we had as a band, is that people would be able to like freak out without being attached to some kind of bogus, violent crap that had been around for far too long anyway, and when we came here and we saw people and the way they reacted to music here, it was incredibly moving to us as a band, and even beyond that, just this city in general, the amount of stuff that goes on here, things like this film festival, things like this theater, are few and far between, every time we’ve been here, the Capitol Theater has been incredibly cool with us, people here have been incredibly cool with us and even in our home town we don’t even have places as nice as this, so, appreciate it.”

Presented here is their third out of four live gigs at the theater (cf. 1991, 1993, 1995 and 1999) which played out as part of the Olympia Film Festival (see ticket stub above).

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By: gunter habets 10 months ago permalink

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There are 22 live tracks total, most off of Red Medicine (9), followed by Repeater (5), In on the Kill Taker (4), Steady Diet (2), and just one track off of the debut 7 Songs EP and 3 Songs seveninch.

The instrumental Version opening the set is quite a treat, and even though the first part of the set is pretty much solid yet standard Fugazi fare (note that the recording skips during Cassavetes and that both Facet Squared and Bed For The Scraping suffer cuts merging incomplete versions of these songs), I feel the Long Division - Fell, Destroyed - By You sequence is what steps it up, pulling the listener in.

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By: gunter habets 10 months ago permalink

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A number of straight-up bangers add to the awesomeness and make the performance, which fortunately sounds really good as well, a memorable one.

This version of Shut the Door is simply mind-bending and arguably the best one of the staple I have had the pleasure to listen to so far. The guitar play on Turnover is soaring, the timing flawless. Sound-man Joey Picuri works his subtle magic and beautifully catches some hall reverb on Sweet and Low, riding the ethereal and eerie. Also, as early as 1 minute 56 seconds into Glueman, Ian’s guitar cuts out unexpectedly, while Guy, Joe and Brendan jam on unperturbed, only to be joined again for the breakdown and full force apotheosis.

Note that Ian thunders “get up, if you want to, stand up!” a number of times, a clear reference to the opening segment of the live rendering of War Pigs by Black Sabbath on the Live at Last album, the beginning of which Ian describes as “one of the all-time, defining moments in recorded history”, and “in that ten-second piece they basically wiped out every punk band in the world.”

To conclude, it can be mentioned that a certain Lance Bangs skillfully recorded a good part of the show. Quality footage of these songs can be retraced easily by searching the internet. A couple of these songs, i.e. Shut the Door and Song #1 are featured prominently as part of the impeccable Fugazi documentary Instrument by Jem Cohen.

By: David Fischer over 1 year ago permalink

Very enjoyable show all the way through, especially if you've ever been curious what Glueman would sound like if the middle two-thirds had no guitar.

By: Ben Farkas over 1 year ago permalink

Bought this after listening to the “Shut the Door” performance on Youtube many times in the past few months and I needed a mp3 version of it. Pretty good overall but maybe you’ll enjoy it more if your favourite albums are Red Medicine and In on the Kill Taker since the majority of the setlist are from those albums.
Only downsides to this concert is that the end of “Facet Squared” and the first half of “Bed for Scraping” are missing and the recording has a skip in “Cassavetes”. The reworked versions of “Two Beats Off”, “Song #1”, “Sweet and Low” and “Glueman” are great. I also Enjoyed the faster versions of “Facet Squared” and “Smallpox Champion”.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0746 Fugazi Olympia, WA USA 10/29/95

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Show Date:
 1995-10-29
Venue:
 Capitol Theater
Door Price:
 5
Attendance:
 1000
Played with:
 Dub Narcotic
Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
Original Source:
 DAT
Sound Quality:
 Poor Good Very Good Excellent

Includes the version of Shut the Door that appears in the Fugazi movie, "Instrument".

Play Sample Track
1. Version
2. Intro
3. Cassavetes
4. Reclamation
5. Do You Like Me
6. Facet Squared
7. Bed For The Scraping
8. Target
9. Long Division
10. Fell, Destroyed
11. By You
12. Interlude 1
13. Two Beats Off
14. Song #1
15. Interlude 2
16. Smallpox Champion
17. Shut the Door
18. Encore 1
19. Forensic Scene
20. Long Distance Runner
21. Turnover
22. Interlude 3
23. Birthday Pony
24. Sweet and Low
25. Glueman
26. Encore 2
27. Brendan #1
28. Repeater
29. 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.