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By: Alex Mitrani 5 months ago

There is a video of this show on youtube, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChUGjHfodgA
The video is interesting and the sound quality is surprisingly good, I really enjoyed listening to this show. This is one of only a few times that Fugazi were accompanied by someone playing the harmonica, on this occasion during Joe #1.
The video includes 18 songs: Joe #1; Turnover; And The Same; Sieve-Fisted Find; Burning Too; Margin Walker; Bad Mouth; Bulldog Front; Suggestion; Blueprint; Shut the Door; Waiting Room; Lockdown; Two Beats Off; Repeater; Reprovisional; Give Me The Cure; and Song #1.
This was an intense set with several extended renditions: Suggestion, Shut the Door and Reprovisional. There is a break in the video between Reprovisional and Give Me the Cure, so it is not completely clear whether the last 2 songs were an encore, a sound check, or something else.
There is some information about this show in the thesis ‘Capitals of Punk: Paris, DC, and the Circulation of Urban Counternarratives’ by Sonnichsen, T. W. (2017).

By: Alex Mitrani 5 months ago

"On December 12, 1989, Fugazi made their second appearance in Paris, playing at Forum de Grenelle, an unassuming venue in the 15th Arrondissement. This came roughly one year after their Paris debut, a hastily thrown together bill with Treponem Pal and Krüll at Club Gibus on November 22, 1988 (See Figures 17-19). This time, though, their show was going to take place a short kilometer from the Eiffel Tower, but culturally, the event could not have been farther from the touristic purview of the city. However, despite Fugazi's paradigmatic encapsulation of the “ideal” American underground band, their relentless touring through the previous two years had attracted some attention from the corporate industry."
"This show sat at the end of a 26-date fall tour of Europe that spanned the Netherlands, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Germany. Philippe Roizès, who had organized this show as he had Fugazi's first Paris show at Gibus, booked his band Apologize to open. Before the show began, a small group of men approached Roizès, having been directed to him when they asked who was in charge. They told him they were representing a record label in London and were interested in introducing themselves to Fugazi. Roizès decided to deliver the message. He walked to a small room off a corridor behind the stage where the four quiet Americans were sitting and reading. Roizès recalls opening the door, and in a creepy synchronicity, MacKaye, Picciotto, Canty, and Lally all looked up from their books. Philippe told Ian that a couple of label men from England were out front and wished to speak with him. Ian, almost instantly and presciently, replied 'Tell them I hope they enjoy the show, but no need to meet; we have nothing to talk about'"
Sonnichsen, T. W. (2017). Capitals of Punk: Paris, DC, and the Circulation of Urban Counternarratives. https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_graddiss/4426/

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0176 Fugazi Paris, France 12/11/1989

Show Date:
 Forum de Grenelle
Played with:
 GI Love, Apologize, The Swinging Scene
Recorded by
 Phillipe Roger
Original Source:

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