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By: gunter habets over 9 years ago

On their first European tour in 1988, Fugazi played 6 shows in Italy, of which 3 have surfaced, having been recorded by the band's sound engineers. This is the first of these shows and recordings, and it is set in the city of Udine, capital of the identically named province of Udine in the northern autonomous Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy, bordering Austria and present-day Slovenia.
Basically I think this is a bit of a hit-or-miss performance. For one, the flow of the set list doesn't work that well for me personally. Although I very much like Break-In and Keep Your Eyes Open, I think these songs work even better as a proverbial kick in the bollocks when served later in the set, allowing some momentum to build first.
Further, and more importantly, word on the internet is that Ian was suffering from a sore throat at the time of the gig. I don't know if there is any truth to this, but the fact of the matter is that Guy ended up singing most of the songs, and even took care of the formal introductions this time around.

By: gunter habets over 9 years ago

Even though it is kind of interesting to get an alternate version of several Ian-driven songs such as KYEO, Burning Too, Waiting Room or Bad Mouth, I find most of it feels as a spur of the moment thing which doesn't necessarily hold up well.
Ian does take on Merchandise and Song #1, but you can hear his voice break a number of times as he gears up to do some shouting.
Interestingly, this recording features the only live rendering of Joe #1 in the course of the 1988 Euro tour. This is the first time the tune gets played since the May 22, 1988 show in Pomona, California (FLS #0034).
Also, note that the Provisional Medley presented here not only premieres the instrumental arrangements that would make up the rhythm of the Provisional song released in 1989 as part of the Margin Walker EP, but also includes the Hello Morning and part of the Promises instrumentals while Guy improvises some lyrics to go with all of it.
As to the quality of the recording, I find that it generally sounds quite good, with the exception of the flat sounding guitar, and some sonic irregularities marring part of Glueman.

By: David Fischer over 10 years ago

Guy sings a lot of Ian's songs on this one (part of KYEO, Burning Too, Waiting Room, and Bad Mouth). Factor in the setlist, and this might be the most Guy-centric show ever.

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0075 Fugazi Udine, Italy 11/14/1988

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Show Date:
 Centro Sociale Autogestito
Recorded by
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
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The quality of this recording is generally good, but there are some crazy tearing sounds towards the end.

Play Sample Track
1. Intro
2. Bulldog Front
3. Break-In
4. Interlude 1
6. Give Me The Cure
7. Suggestion
8. Margin Walker
9. Burning Too
10. Interlude 2
11. Waiting Room
12. Interlude 3
13. Joe #1
14. Merchandise
15. Interlude 4
16. Song #1
17. Lockdown
18. Burning
19. Interlude 5
20. Glueman
21. Interlude 6
22. Bad Mouth
23. Provisional Medley
24. Outro

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