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By: Antti V over 3 years ago

First gig on Canadian soil in the summer of 1998. Apparently the band had some bad experiences while crossing the border which leads to a kind of cranky but energetic start. And I love the first part of the show with the pair of Red Medicine bangers right at the beginning. Especially Back To Base which to me works so much better when it's early on in the set. Personal favorite Exit Only makes an appearance so no complaints here.

There's a great flow of slower numbers next but unfortunately some guitar tuning issues mar the experience from Closed Captioned to Recap Modotti. Luckily an epic Burning saves the situation!

There's some pretty wild use of added reverb here and there. I would have preferred the mix as it is - very clear with a big drum sound. The vocals and Ian's guitar are prominent on the front and kinda drown out Guy's guitar and Joe. What makes my day though is the totally excellent drum mix. And as a huge fan of Brendan's drumming I'm pleased to say listening to his playing here is a total blast. Check out ie. a super tight trio of Place Position, Facet Squared and Do You Like Me. Facet has a small structural bungle (not by Brendan) but no mind because the grooves and fills are mind-blowing.

All in all a pretty good listen that suffers a bit from the occasional wild reverb and an outta-tune guitar. If anything, grab this for the drumming and some high-energy fast numbers!

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0863 Fugazi Toronto, ON Canada 7/19/1998

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 Phoenix Theater
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Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
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Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Break
3. Downed City
4. Back to Base
5. Exit Only
6. Closed Captioned
7. Blueprint
8. Instrument
9. Recap Modotti
10. Burning
11. Waiting Room
12. Floating Boy
13. Pink Frosty
14. Target
15. Bed For The Scraping
16. Place Position
17. Facet Squared
18. Do You Like Me
19. Long Division
20. Encore 1
21. Arpeggiator
22. Caustic Acrostic
23. Five Corporations
24. Two Beats Off
25. Long Distance Runner
26. Version
27. Outro

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