Friday, October 3, 2008

ice cream eating motherfucker....



fugazi: vietnamese slang for domestic situation

i'm going to be lame for a few moments
this is my love letter to fugazi

because...you see...if it weren't for this band...i would've more than likely never been lead out of metal land...i would've surrendered my life to having a beer gut and getting excited when some bar band covered slayer...and this very blog that you've been visiting probably wouldn't be here right now...actually...if it weren't for a friend of mine's girlfriend i would've never discovered fugazi...this was back in 1993...i was living in iowa...and said friend was a roomate...his name was james...his girlfriend's name amanda...she was a punk rock girl...had the armpit hair and everything...and at the time i had never been exposed to anything or anyone like that...i was intrigued...i was smitten...at first i was afraid to talk to her...crippling shyness does that to a person...so when i was finally able to move past "so..um..hi" phase...we would have some good talks...and one day i just randomly asked her to loan me a tape...any tape of her choosing...she left and came back with this cassette that had someone standing on their head on the cover..."fugazi eh?" i asked her...she told me to trust her...and i did...so i took the tape...and at first i couldn't get into it...for some reason my double bass sensibilities wouldn't let me...but then i wasn't able to get the basslines out of my head...and then it was the drumming...and then i was hooked...so...needless to say...musically...everything changed for me...i could wear my spiked arm bracelet (i've never actually owned such a thing...but a man can dream...right?) AND hang out in the "indie" part of the record store...and because of that...no one likes venturing into music stores with me

so...i guess that i should dedicate this post to amanda...wherever she is...and for all i know she's driving two kids around in a minivan nowadays...and the only thing tying her to her past is that small anarchy tattoo on her ankle

and now...i present to you...the fugazi discography...and as you can see by the picture...ian really wants you to have it

but dammit ian!
indefinite hiatus?!
this is for those that don't know...but need to find out

state of the union: d.c. benefit compilation (released in 1989)
fugazi only had one song on this album...but i figured that i'd give the rest of it to you as an added bonus...i'm a giver
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1 - scream - ameri-dub
2 - ignition - anger means
3 - soulside - name in mind
4 - broken siren - no you cannot go
5 - christ on a crutch - off target
6 - king face - dirty wings
7 - rain - worlds at war
8 - 3 - swann street
9 - marginal man - stones of a wall
10 - one last wish - burning in the undertow*
11 - fugazi - in defense of humans
12 - thorns - responsibility
13 - fire party - pilate
14 - fidelity jones - blood stone burn
15 - red emma - candle
16 - shudder to think - let it ring

*=this was the band that guy picciotto and brendan canty were in before fugazi

http://www.mediafire.com/?z1q5ju3gbmy

13 songs (released in 1989: this is a compilation of the self-titled and the margin walker eps)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?egtmovmeg3n

repeater +3 songs (released in 1990: also includes the 3 songs 7")
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http://www.mediafire.com/?13j5y5xtigc

steady diet of nothing (released in 1991)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?jxtniwmym4h

in on the kill taker (released in 1993)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?lnvyg4fymbm

red medicine (released in 1995)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?tvx2nyyslm1

end hits (released in 1998)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?4mj2yintpdm

instrument soundtrack (released in 1999: made up mostly of unreleased songs..demos..and studio outtakes)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?cilm2mcugte

the argument (released in 2001)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?xpxol3dmgmm

furniture +2 ep (released in 2001)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?2gbaum3j90m

4 comments:

Rocky said...

FUGAZI is perhaps one of the greatest bands from the late 80s. I do have all these albums but thanks to your post I will be revisiting them this evening. Thanks man.

Anonymous said...

End Hits is in my top ten albums of all time.

J Peach said...

FUGAZI does not come from the Vietnamese. It is US military slang, originating during the Vietnam war, for Fucked Up, Got Ambushed, Zipped in.

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