Fugazi - Live 1988
Just a quick shout. Been busy, but dont want to let this idle for too long.
This is overall a mediocre set, in regards to sound quality that is. If anyone remembers, I dont like live recordings, unless of course they are taken from the soundboard or someone has the means to record it with decent sound; though this is usually not the case.
The two things that make this most noteworthy and worth a few moments of your time are the set list, which due to the time period (pre-Repeater, and pre-Guy playing guitar) is mostly material from 13 songs, and the inclusion of the song In Defense of Humans which still remains a favorite of mine. Like every Fugazi set, there is a point where the show is stopped and an appropriate lecture is handed out to those unruly enough to deserve it. Also, Ian comes off as younger and more brash, which for anyone who followed Fugazi through the 90's is funny considering he seems like such an even tempered guy.
I got into Fugazi right in between Steady Diet and In On the Kill Taker, and from that standpoint it seems weird that they chose to end their set with Provisional. While I do like that song, it never seemed like a show closer, though I suppose at the time they felt strongly about it as it appears again on Repeater.
Of even minor noteworthiness; the show happened on my birthday. I would be 11 when this show happened and was probably home listening to a lot of Motley Crue and Skid Row. Or Led Zeppelin. They were my mainstays prior to getting into Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth. Lastly, I designed the cover to look like a 2 color screen of white and silver on black. I was semi happy with this, so I am happy to share that with you as well. Though looking at it now (I made this cover a few years ago) I suppose I intended to put another colon betwixt 'Fugazi' and 'Live At Canterbury', but you dont give a shit about that, right?
I thought not.
Maybe more later today. I have something already started, If I can just find time to finish scanning and wrap up the bit I wrote. Ah, well, we shall see...