Disregarding all the wordiness and adjectives that can be heaped like a pile of horse dung at Disneyland upon great, timeless albums, the importance of this record can perhaps be more suitably measured by the number of people who remember the first time they heard it. Furious, intelligent, artful, and entirely musical, it's a baker's dozen of cannon shots to the gut -- not just a batch of emotionally visceral and defiant songs recorded by angry young men, but something greater. Nearly every song here reaches an anthemic level without falling prey to pomposity. Most of these songs are anthems of the self rather than a rallying cry of accusation or unification, with "Waiting Room" and "Suggestion" serving as two examples. The attention-getting drop into silence that occurs at the second mark of the former is instantly memorable. During the Meters-meets-Ruts thrust of "Suggestion," MacKaye switches genders for an entirely convincing rant on the objectification of women.
It is noted for its style-transcending music, DIY ethical stance, manner of business practice, and contempt for the music industry. Fugazi has performed numerous worldwide tours and produced six studio albums, a film and a comprehensive live series, gaining the band critical acclaim and success around the world. After the hardcore punk group Minor Threat dissolved, MacKaye vocals and guitar was active with a few short-lived groups, most notably Embrace. He decided he wanted a project that was "like The Stooges with reggae ", but was wary about forming another band after Embrace's breakup. MacKaye recalled, "My interests were not necessarily to be in a band, but to be with people who wanted to play music with me. MacKaye recruited ex- Dag Nasty drummer Colin Sears and bass guitarist Lally, and the trio began practicing together in September One day, Picciotto, Canty's Rites of Spring bandmate, dropped by during a practice session to see how his friend was getting along; he later admitted he secretly harbored the idea of joining the group. But Picciotto was disappointed that there seemed to be no place for him. After some uncertainty from Canty about what he wanted to do with his future, the trio regrouped and booked their first show at the Wilson Center in early September The band began inviting Picciotto to practices.
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Fugazi , American hardcore punk band known as much for its anticorporate politics as for its intense, dynamic music. The members were drummer Brendan Canty b. March, 9, , Teaneck, N. April 16, , Washington, D. Formed in , the band emerged from the Washington, D.
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