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.. should i start with as an introduction?
midpoint between 13 songs/repeater and red medicine/the argument, so therefore a good starting album
Steady Diet is the last one you should get if you're being introduced.
Repeater, 13 Songs or The Argument are probably the ones to go for at first. Unless you like a challenge in which case get End Hits which is blatantly best.
get repeater or the argument or the instrument dvd to get into them
end hits is the best, but certainly not the most accessible
end hits is sort of rubbish. i thought this was at least something approaching a consensus. it certainly is in north america.
no two songs could be a better, more concise introduction to fugazi than "reclamation" and "latin roots". fact. but whatever, 13 songs or argument would be only a negligibly worse introduction
loves end hits
...is clearly insane.
And 'Instrument' DVD is a pretty amazing starting point. It makes me feel warm.
It's actually my favourite Fugazi album.
is better than End Hits.
or red medicine
A lot of people don't think it's the best starting point, but I love it. It's just incredibly raw.
but you're right though. In On The Killtaker must be the first purchase. It has it all. From the rocking bastardness of 'Returning the Screw' to that song about Michael Jordan having a wank.
Michael Jordan wanking one?
Is it Last Chance For A Slow Dance?
I think. I'm sure it's about Magic Johnson being in the news fighting aids. While Michael Jordan (he of the number 23 shirt) stays at home and...yeah. It's in an interview with Ian Mackaye on the internet somewhere.
"ice cream cone eating motherfucker,"
or Repeater, sorry for giving a boring answer like everyone else.
But if you can get hold of the Instrument DVD, then buy it at all costs!
has the punk rawness of repeater, and bits of experimentation like 23 beats off and last chance for a slowdance, gives you a flavour for both styles...then get repeater, and then red medicine.
NO 13 SONGS!!!!!!
and was disappointed, and didnt care about fugazi for a while. waiting room and bulldog front were good, but i didnt get it.
i then got repeater and have loved them like my babbies since.
thus, repeater, as the album that convinced me i loved them, seems to me a good introduction. its a refined, better version of 13 songs, and thus the best example of their early sound. then you can go through the rest of the backcatalogue seeing how they changed.
the argument is the poppiest, and fucking brilliant, thus a good introduction.
instrument dvd is the best introduction, as seeing it live really highlights what theyre doing - being really complicated and simple at the same time, and emotional and intelligent and everything. also, it spans their career innit
Waiting Room was put on a mixtape for me - this led me to buy 13 Songs which then led me to buy Repeater I now own all the albums and am completely besotted with them.
yes i know its two EPs put together blah blah blah...
But if someone gets what in your opinion is the best album first, then where do they go after that? They end up buying six other albums that arent as good.
I always find you should go chronologically if you are starting out with a band that has a few albums, then you can experience the progression. Especially in Fugazi's case where you basically HAVE to buy all their albums at some point anyway because they are all so good.
Fair enough if the guy was just gonna get one album, I'd also say In On The Kill Taker is probably the best, just about, but he's going to buy ALL OF THEM because HE DOESNT HAVE A CHOICE!
Coz it's the one that will suck you in furthest and quickest.