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By: Antti V 10 months ago

Fugazi in Gainesville, FL, a few weeks into touring in the winter of 1993. One of the many, many shows they did with Shudder To Think, and I like to think that this was a very influential time for Fugazi. Both bands started experimenting with their music a lot more, and I would imagine both sides encouraging each other to reach higher.

Ian makes his familiar announcement pleading people not to stage dive, and off they go into a strong performance of Turnover. We hear a couple of tracks from the then still upcoming album In On The Killtaker and the crowd receive them with enthusiasm. Guy's Nice New Outfit is a performance highlight here for me.

The sound is a pretty good soundboard. What the recording lacks in detail, it makes up for in conveying the band's power and the overall feel of the room. No real problems mix-wise, and the soundboard effects are smoothly added.

Guy is a bit under the weather with a sore throat, but it gives his vocals a kinda cool filter. It provides the tender parts in Rend It and Give Me The Cure a kind of vulnerable quality, which works great.

There's no problems from the audience, but still the band have quite a few pauses, maybe to give Guy a breather. As a big fan of the "Fugazi flow" this tape was a bit of a disappointment in that regard, but luckily the performances are strong throught. KYEO, Returning The Screw, Cassavettes, all these were really cool and powerful highlights.

There's some weird stuff going on during the encore, and in an ironic twist there's some jolly fella yelling stuff that basically sours the mood for the remainder of the gig. Suggestion ends the evening, almost reaching the 10 minute mark. This has to be the weirdest and most destructive performance of the song I've heard so far.

A good tape with the band rolling onwards on the US soil, surviving Guy's throat problems in a triumph, presenting the new tracks with confidence and plowing through older material with fire.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0503 Fugazi Gainesville, FL USA 2/17/1993

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Show Date:
 1993-02-17
Venue:
 Florida Theater
Door Price:
 5
Attendance:
 1450
Played with:
 Shudder to Think, Bombshell
Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Jerry Busher
Original Source:
 DAT
Sound Quality:
 Poor Good Very Good Excellent
Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Turnover
3. Styrofoam
4. Public Witness Program
5. Great Cop
6. Nice New Outfit
7. Interlude 1
8. KYEO
9. Rend It
10. Facet Squared
11. Give Me The Cure
12. Interlude 2
13. Waiting Room
14. Bulldog Front
15. Bad Mouth
16. Interlude 3
17. Smallpox Champion
18. Returning the Screw
19. Blueprint
20. Promises
21. Sweet and Low
22. Encore 1
23. Sieve-Fisted Find
24. Merchandise
25. Interlude 4
26. Cassavetes
27. Interlude 5
28. Suggestion
29. Outro

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