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By: Antti V almost 3 years ago

Another small town played in, as was the Fugazi way. Bennington, a city in southern Vermont, was visited twice by the band with both gigs taking place in the early 90's at the Bennington College. The band seems to be in good spirits after a day off, albeit quite possibly having spent it on the road. Ian's opening remarks include him mentioning how the show was put together in less than a week, and thank you's are passed all around appropriately. After this we are greeted with the delightful blaring of Ian's guitar leading to the fantastic rumble of Facet Squared.

The recording sounds pretty good, as is usual with this era. The drums sound quite clear, if a little distant and thin. Joe's bass drowns a bit too much into the low end in my opinion. The vocals on the other hand cut through comparatively well. All in all, this is a good, steady quality recording throughout.

The band go into a good flow and rock on uninterrupted. After Reclamation gets the usual, powerful treatment, we get a funny interlude where the stage diving is momentarily made the star of the show. After this circus the music takes center stage again.

By: Antti V almost 3 years ago

Two rarities appear back to back on the evening's tracklist. Personal favorite Bulldog Front is attitude-filled to the brim as always, and Song #1 gets a lively, bouncy treatment. Both of these rockers were heard only a handful of times on the fall 93 US trek. There's a miniscule digital crack about halfway through Song #1 but it doesn't mar the enjoyment. Another highlight is a slowed down, borderline doomy Returning The Screw which gets a splendid rendition with Ian giving his strongest vocals. The band then navigate to a glorious version of Blueprint to finish the main set.

KYEO rocks the house during the encore, and is actually another rare addition we get on this entry. To close the show, Fell, Destroyed instrumental gets a brisky and playful display.

This is a good entry from the era of fiery shows, when the band struggled a lot with constant stage diving and other horseplay. This show isn't too convoluted with such action, and has a lot to offer musically, as the band perform on top of their game. The sound overall feels a bit distant and muffled to my ears compared to some others from the era, but otherwise this is another sturdy, complete recording from a great tour.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0586 Fugazi Bennington, VT USA 9/16/1993

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Show Date:
 Bennington College
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Played with:
 Shudder To Think
Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
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Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Facet Squared
3. Latin Roots
4. Greed
5. Rend It
6. Reclamation
7. Interlude 1
8. Cassavetes
9. Great Cop
10. Exit Only
11. Interlude 2
12. Promises
13. Interlude 3
14. Bulldog Front
15. Song #1
16. Smallpox Champion
17. Returning The Screw
18. Interlude 4
19. Blueprint
20. Encore
21. Long Division
22. Runaway Return
23. Interlude 5
24. KYEO
25. Fell, Destroyed Instrumental
26. Outro

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