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By: Navbharat Ahluwalia 2 months ago

I remember the gig, and as with the other times I'd seen them, I always thought 'they won't be as good as last time'. As usual, I was wrong and they always raised the bar.

By: gunter habets over 1 year ago

This 1992 show at the famed 4000+ cap Brixton Academy in London, United Kingdom, as well as the Hollywood Palladium gigs kicking off the 1992 Fugazi tour itinerary, are quite remarkable since these events played out in front of thousands of people, while most of the 1992 Fugazi concerts can be traced back to much smaller clubs and venues.

And yet the band stepped up to the plate again and again, delivering truly powerful and memorable performances.

Even though there is not really much going on in terms of banter or interaction between the band and their audience at the Brixton Academy, make no mistake about it. The performance itself is a freight train, and has the band firing on all cylinders.

Fortunately, the recording vividly captures the experience, sounding truly wonderful, textured, rich in detail and well balanced (marginal cuts are noticeable in between songs where the individual tracks have been pieced together, but all in all these are hardly worth mentioning).

Actually, as has been the case on at least one other occasion I have come across, this show has been recorded by the late John Loder, a close friend of the band, sound engineer, record producer, founder of Southern Studios in London and longtime collaborator of Dischord Records, overseeing the manufacturing and distribution of many Discord releases, as well as recording a number of Dischord releases including Fugazi's Margin Walker EP in 1988.

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By: gunter habets over 1 year ago

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There are plenty of highlights, but Glueman is really phenomenal, and just might rival the stellar 1993 live rendering at the Roseland Ballroom in terms of sheer intensity. And what is really cool about this version at the Brixton Academy is that Guy appears to engage in some more song referencing, ad-libbing through the bridge of the song, upping the ante until the breakdown comes crashing.

To conclude, it can be mentioned that the recording presents 20 live tracks, taken off of Steady Diet of Nothing (5), Repeater (4), 3 Songs seven-inch (2), Margin Walker EP (2) and 7 Songs debut EP (3), as well as 4 songs off the In on the Kill Taker album which would not see its release until mid-1993 (even though Last Chance for a Slow Dance had been played since 1991, it is interesting to note some subtle word changes here).

Highly recommended.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0438 Fugazi London England 5/9/1992

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Show Date:
 1992-05-09
Venue:
 Brixton Academy
Door Price:
 3-5Pounds
Attendance:
 4000
Played with:
 Jesus Lizard, Shudder to Think, Leatherface
Recorded by
 John Loder
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
Original Source:
 Cassette
Sound Quality:
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Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Joe #1
3. Styrofoam
4. Turnover
5. Reclamation
6. Latin Roots
7. Instrument
8. Interlude 1
9. Rend It
10. Great Cop
11. Interlude 2
12. Waiting Room
13. Margin Walker
14. Suggestion
15. Break-In
16. Interlude 3
17. Last Chance for a Slow Dance
18. Long Division
19. Runaway Return
20. Repeater
21. Encore 1
22. Blueprint
23. Stacks
24. Glueman
25. Encore 2
26. Promises
27. 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.