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By: Antti V 4 months ago

Dayton, the small city in Ohio welcomes Fugazi to the Brookwood Island during their fall 1993 campaign promoting the In On The Killtaker album. This is a rare festival appearance by the band, as they were not comfortable with the usual festival conditions being completely out of their hands. Luckily for the listener they made an exception here and we have one of the best recordings of the era available. This is the 3rd time the band played a show in Dayton, and they would go on to play only one more in the city in 1995.

No mix settling is needed and the fun can start right away after the opening remarks. What strikes me first is the clear and detailed, powerful and wide drum sound. You can really just enjoy Brendan's chops and delight behind the kit. Otherwise the mix is well balanced and very powerful, with my only gripe being the occasional drowning of Joe's bass.

Reclamation is an insanely massive show opener and I can't think of a way anyone could possibly play the song any more passionately and powerfully than this. And with the great drum sound it's all the more amazing as Brendan seems to be going at it extra hard, just like the whole band.

Apparently the crowd is very restless in a way that makes the band take a long interlude after the first few tracks. Things calm down, the band picks up the pace, and later Greed is a fiery highlight where the snare fills are jaw-dropping and the band is as tight as ever.

Runaway Return is a very enjoyable listen as Brendan seems to be really into it and shows his best tricks. And with personal favorite Returning The Screw added to the flow, the recording just keeps on rocking my socks off.
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By: Antti V 4 months ago

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The band throws in two rare songs in the form of Burning Too, which was played only twice on the fall 93 tour, and Break-In, which also got only a handful of performances. These songs are performed with equal confidence and enthusiasm.

Promises is a beast with a long jam in the middle. Luckily the song doesn't stop on its' tracks because things seem to heat up, and right on the last note a fight breaks out in the audience and Ian and Guy act accordingly. Last Chance For A Slow Dance cools down the crowd, and in contrast Great Cop finishes the main set in a furious and uptempo manner.

Fugazi encores tend to be awesome and this show's last part is no exception. Nothing but killer tracks played with maximum power, starting with the always bombastic Brendan #1 and ending with the mellow nature of Sweet and Low, which is slightly disturbed by an out of tune guitar.

I strongly recommend this document, and it's actually one of my favorites on the whole FLS so far. The mix is excellent, the sound is steady throughout. And while there's quite a lot of confrontation to prevent any lengthier flows, there's some funny banter to make up for that. And to top it all off there's many great performances by the band.

By: Antti V almost 8 years ago

Truly a powerful performance! Damn, somehow it feels that Brendan bashes the cymbals extra hard but still grooves like a total jazz monster he is. The whole band hits like crazy when they jump into songs. The mix is very nice although to my ears the bass could have been a bit louder.

By: gunter habets over 9 years ago

Some statistics: out of 20 songs played on this particular evening, 10 songs are taken from the In On The Kill Taker Album (that is 10 out of 12 songs from this album, I will leave it to the reader to figure out which two songs are left out). Either way, I very much enjoyed this recording as it sounds outstanding and captures an energetic, solid and vitually scuffle-free performance in the state of Ohio. Promises is a treat!

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0565 Fugazi Dayton, OH USA 8/21/1993

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Show Date:
 1993-08-21
Venue:
 Dayton Fest / Brookwood Island
Door Price:
 5
Attendance:
 850
Played with:
 Fifteen, Cage, and others
Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Jerry Busher
Original Source:
 DAT
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Play Sample Track
1. Opening Remarks
2. Intro
3. Reclamation
4. Dear Justice Letter
5. Interlude 1
6. Facet Squared
7. Public Witness Program
8. Greed
9. Interlude 2
10. Runaway Return
11. Returning the Screw
12. Smallpox Champion
13. Interlude 3
14. Burning Too
15. Break-In
16. Waiting Room
17. Interlude 4
18. Instrument
19. Cassavetes
20. Interlude 5
21. Promises
22. Interlude 6
23. Last Chance for a Slow Dance
24. Great Cop
25. Encore 1
26. Brendan #1
27. Walken's Syndrome
28. Repeater
29. Sweet and Low
30. 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.