🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Fugazi

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Just albums today:

  • 13 Songs
  • Repeater
  • Steady Diet Of Nothing
  • In On The Kill Taker
  • Red Medicine
  • End Hits
  • Instrument Soundtrack
  • The Argument

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That’s a picture of minor threat :slight_smile:

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Oh ffs too late to edit now too

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The fivest of fives. Incredible band.

You could make an argument that every one of their albums was better than the one that preceded it (except for Steady Diet of Nothing of course).

I was at what turned out to be their last ever gig, at Kentish Town Forum 19 years (!) ago. It still stands up as the best gig I’ve ever been to.

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Will probably write more later, but: greatest band of all time. Absolutely joyous music. One of the great rhythm sections. One of the great dual guitar bands. Never compromised their principles. Actually felt like they meant something… always kept their prices low, always put on local support bands, tremendous work ethic. On their own label. Purest of DIY bands.

The second (and last) time I saw them was on their final tour. Never seen a band so IN step, so tight, so comfortable with each other on stage. Astonishing.

5/5. I miss them terribly but hope they never reform.

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:point_up_2:what he said. Especially that last line.

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Five man, five.

Fuck knowing what my favourite album is but today it’s The Argument for the double drumming stuff

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Went for the argument but could make a case for almost all of them - even steady diet has long division and kyeo ffs.

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Straight five but you can’t make me choose an album and I won’t do it

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Most bands you could switch out a member or two and they could carry on and sound close enough that you wouldn’t know the difference. But Fugazi had that really rare thing where the specific idiosyncrasies of the way the four of the them played came together and locked in to each other to create something absolutely magic. Lose one of them and the magic is gone. One of the greatest ‘bands’ of all time.

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Also, the bassline from The Waiting Room took up residence in my brain the very first time I heard it and has now been there for over 20 years.

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May be the easiest 5 I will ever give.

Brilliant tunes? Check.
Amazing instrumental work whilst still being grounded? Check.
Passion? Check.
Noise? Check.
Awesome guys? Check.
Stuck to their principles? Check.
Make me incredibly happy but annoy my parents? Check.
Inspired loads of other great bands? Check, check and check.

My only regret is I got into them too late to see them live.

First album of theirs I picked up was IOTKT and even within the first minute or so you know you’re getting something special. Then I just picked up all their other albums and I love them. I picked The Argument but Red Medicine or IOTKT could easily take it on another day.

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Absolutely agree with this. They feel like a very democratic band- each member adds something to the sound which, if they were taken away, just wouldn’t be Fugazi.

Can’t think of many other bands like that, but maybe Minutemen, Unwound and Joy Division?

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Minutemen always make me a bit sad as the lyrics mention d and watt but never George :frowning:

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Got The Argument on now. Fucking hell, Full Disclosure. What a song.

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What an album. What a way to end a career.

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Always thought that the “fuuull disclosiaaaaah” bit sounds like the sort of backing vocal line you’d get in a sixties girl group. Brilliant.

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There’s about nine ideas going on in that song that are each better than some bands’ entire careers.

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No, you’re right. I’ve never noticed that. That might be because Boon and Watt wrote almost all of the music and lyrics. Having said that, you can’t really deny that Hurley’s sound was really different to most of what was going on in punk at the time- really syncopated, lots of busy hi-hat work and toms, lots of groove- and a key part of their sound.

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