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By: Antti V 10 months ago

Second show of the tour, as Ian mentions in the opening remarks. The band start off in fine mode, and with personal favorite Exit Only making an appearance right away, I couldn't complain.

The mix settles in during the first few tracks and is really good when it does. I would actually go ahead and rate this recording "excellent". The sound is really in your face, but there's some nice air especially in the drums. And oh man, do Brendan's dynamics, chops and little tricks shine here.

Highlights for me are an angry Birthday Pony, really punk-rock Margin Walker and Joe's heavy and shouty, statement-like By You. There's some trouble with stage divers, and there's some people yelling a lot of garbage to the band, but luckily nothing so bad comes up that it would interrupt the great flow of tracks.

A sincere and slow Forensic Scene merging into a groove-laden and atmospheric Promises is pure delight. And as Promises flows seamlessly into an early Pink Frosty instrumental, it's nothing but Fugazi at it's finest for me.

Joe and Brendan have a cool jam going into the encore. It's moments like this that make me think about the hours and hours of recordings that must exist of the band just jamming. The guitars indicate Smallpox Champion coming and off we go into one of the best versions of the song I've heard.

I very much enjoyed this show and highly recommend it. Lots of entertaining flows from one song to the next, and the mix is full of details. I especially enjoyed listening to Brendan on this one. He seems to be on fire this evening and you can hear him yelling behind the kit, ie. on Song #1. Great stuff!

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0767 Fugazi Wilmington, NC USA 3/20/1996

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Show Date:
 1996-03-20
Venue:
 Mad Monk
Door Price:
 5
Attendance:
 1135
Played with:
 Make Up, Cornelius
Recorded by
 Nick Pellicciotto
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
Original Source:
 DAT
Sound Quality:
 Poor Good Very Good Excellent
Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Exit Only
3. Merchandise
4. Downed City
5. And The Same
6. Target
7. Birthday Pony
8. Margin Walker
9. Reclamation
10. Interlude 1
11. Caustic Acrostic
12. By You
13. Interlude 2
14. Bed For The Scraping
15. Forensic Scene
16. Promises
17. Pink Frosty Instrumental
18. Encore 1
19. Smallpox Champion
20. Song #1
21. Interlude 3
22. Do You Like Me
23. Great Cop
24. 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.