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By: gunter habets almost 6 years ago

Together with the concert on the previous night (see FLS #0306), both of these D.C. gigs add to the long list of hometown benefits the band played over the years. As it turns out, these two concerts aimed at raising awareness and support for Whitman-Walker Clinic.

The sound quality of both recordings is rightly labelled as “good” in my opinion, being overall enjoyable yet somewhat curbed since the guitars and bass are repeatedly low in the mix, the audio is slightly muffled and because of occasional sonic discrepancies, cf. brief volume drops or bits of distortion.

Regardless, these recordings are definitely worthwhile, and provide a collection of live tracks which are as relevant today as they were at the time.

Although the recording of the second performance has a more jovial mood to it, both recordings offer little in-between song chatter aside from references to the iconic Punk Percussion or Gulf War Protest show which would take place in Lafayette Park in front of the White House a couple of days later.

However, you do get lengthy and elaborate introductory remarks, presenting a testimony by someone suffering from AIDS, as well as detailed information regarding the Whitman-Walker Clinic services.

Musically, it can be noted that each bootleg showcases a total of 19 live tracks. In between these two gigs, the Repeater album is played in its entirety, while 6 identical tracks of the (at the time) upcoming Steady Diet of Nothing album were played on both occasions (note the live debut of Dear Justice Letter).


By: gunter habets almost 6 years ago


Other than this, both set lists feature a rather similar selection of songs, including the familiar Long Division / Blueprint (slower studio version compared to later, faster renderings) combo.

As to the first concert, I particularly enjoy the way Guy ad-libs his way through Two Beats Off in pretty decent French, Turnover, Shut the Door, Repeater and Reprovisional.

Personal highlights from the second gig are And The Same (over the opening chords, Ian adds some words I can only figure out in part, “he said to me, there’s only one thing that’s true and that’s you”), Latin Roots which is dedicated to the kid who has “been coming to shows for a lot of years, (…) a scourge, (…) by the name of Charlie” [arguably Charlie Moats, a major supporter of the band early on who can be seen quite often in Fugazi photographs as well as in early footage of the band such as featured in the Instrument documentary, dancing on stage wearing nothing but a skirt], Give Me The Cure, the drawn-out Long Division intro, the Summertime (by Ella Fitzgerald) tag on Two Beats Off, and Shut the Door, a song “about dying” which “goes out to a friend of ours that died of pneumonia a few years ago” [Ian might be referring to Toni Young who was part of the D.C. hardcore scene in the 70’s and 80’s and played in three bands (Peer Pressure, Red C & Dove) before dying of pneumonia in the mid 80’s] and Repeater to end the set.

“Barriers… you break through them… you are immortal… you die alone… in the age of dis… ease… passion is still possible… be caring… be careful.”

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Fugazi Live Series FLS0307 Fugazi Washington, DC USA 1/3/1991

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Show Date:
 9:30 Club
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Recorded by
 Joey Picuri
Mastered by
 Warren Russell-Smith
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Benefit for Whitman-Walker Clinic

Play Sample Track
1. Opening Remarks
2. Exit Only
3. Brendan #1
4. Merchandise
5. Interlude 1
6. Sieve-Fisted Find
7. Reclamation
8. Interlude 2
9. Dear Justice Letter
10. And The Same
11. Interlude 3
12. Latin Roots
13. Burning Too
14. Song #1
15. Give Me The Cure
16. Long Division
17. Blueprint
18. Interlude 4
19. Styrofoam
20. Two Beats Off
21. Interlude 5
22. Shut the Door
23. Encore
24. Promises
25. Runaway Return
26. Repeater
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.