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By: David Roos almost 6 years ago

I played in the band (Silkworm, but first show Silkworm, before Seattle, before Tim and Michael) that was supposed to open for them when their van broke down in Miles City (see the pic on the back of 13 songs).

So our opening slot turned into a headliner, where we just played a buncha songs twice and faked a cover of Moving In Stereo. Which is all I remember about it.

By: gunter habets almost 10 years ago

One of only two shows Fugazi ever played in the state of Montana; the second gig was to be held in Missoula a couple of years down the line (see FLS #0222, Missoula, MT USA 6/04/90).
Still, considering the circumstances of the event, this might not really come as a surprise. Even though Fugazi does not yet have an official release under its belt at this point in time and the band is far from DC playing out in Bozeman, Montana, only about 20 persons attended this gig according to the show details and from the recorded document it is clear that only a handful of people actually are into the band, as others basically just hang around at the bar to vent their lack of interest and nuisance, urging the band to play "louder, harder, faster" over and over again. Antithetical is the word that comes to mind.
Luckily, the band doesn't let this get in the way of things yet still performs a solid set. The opening sequence of the gig is an exact copy of the Boston gig a couple of weeks prior as Give Me The Cure, Bad Mouth, Song #1 and Furniture get another successive run. The band flubs Bad Mouth about 30 seconds in and takes a second, successful, stab at it. Break-In is up next; its tempo catering to the demanding audience.

By: gunter habets almost 10 years ago

Suggestion and Burning are well delivered, yet don't go down all too well in terms of reception. Solid renderings of Waiting Room, KYEO (during which Ian provokingly picks up on the impatience of some attendees) and Merchandise seem to engage a bit more. Glueman (to be released as part of the first official 7 Songs EP in November 1988) is premiered and serves as set closer, as it will for the upcoming string of shows.
The sound quality of this recording is rated "poor" and even though I can agree to a certain extent, I think this in itself should not keep anyone interested from checking it out since it is still doable. However, you do get quite a bit of chitchat left and right that mixes in with the performance and at times drowns it out. It does capture a bit of the tone of the event though, and can be quite revealing. For example, listen closely as a girl (maybe even the show promoter) confides to a friend that the band "are skinny white guys" and "they're all vegetarians and don't eat any dairy, they don't drink and they don't smoke, they don't do any drugs". Unfortunately I can't make out the conclusion she builds up to, as Ian strikes up a chord at that point and for a little while all is once again lost in music.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0028 Fugazi Bozeman, MT USA 5/12/1988

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Show Date:
 Sundance Saloon
Played with:
 Homes With Pelicans
Recorded by
 Charlie Beaton
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
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Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Give Me The Cure
3. Bad Mouth
4. Song #1
5. Furniture
6. Interlude 1
7. Break-In
8. Interlude 2
9. Suggestion
10. Burning
11. Interlude 3
12. Waiting Room
13. Interlude 4
14. KYEO
15. Interlude 5
16. Merchandise
17. Interlude 6
18. Glueman

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