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I don't know a great deal about them. So, where to begin with 'em?
Its on YouTube. It will unlock what is special about them, then you will end up listening to all of it!
I'd say Argument and work your way backwards
After seeing this thread yesterday I was right in the mood for it but couldn't find it.
Maybe been taken down?
this seems to have it though: http://www.ovguide.com/instrument-9202a8c04000641f80000000008e01d5
In On The Killtaker
It's a great record sure but I think due to the production its one of the tougher ones to get into
It was my introduction to Fugazi after reading a list in Kerrang! years ago and I think it's a bit more representative of the scope of their work than Argument.
I'd say 13 Songs, Killtaker and Argument are the three essentials though.
although, Repeater >>>> 13 songs
and although argument isn't the most representative, it's easily the best, so ;)
13 songs is probably the worst but a good starting point, will just get better from there
and 13 Songs is fantastic
Steady Diet of Nothing.
13 Songs is fine but it pails in comparison to what they would go on to do
There isn't a bad album. There isn't a bad track. Sometimes I just cue up all the Fugazi tracks I have (which is about 110, I think) in WinAmp and play them on random.
I said some were better or worse than others, which is if not true then at least in having preferences is inherent in listening to music no?
STOP GETTING BOND WRONG post though
I WILL TAKE THIS OPINION TO THE GRAVE
may as well go out on a blaze of glory eh?
I agree with the 'start at the beginning and work forward' line of thought though, 13 songs is great
Won't go far wrong with either of them
all other answers are wrong
cos the production is super 80s and not reflective of what they sounded like at all
but then I don't really 'get' the later albums tbh
But starting at the beginning is best. Can't think of a better way to start than Waiting Room.
i'm putting on a special screening of the film 'instrument' next month (which i'd say is definitely a good introduction to fugazi)
the director jem cohen is gonna be doing a live q&a afterwards, and it'll be the only uk screening of the film date that he'll be in person at ifor the foreseeable future...
more deets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1430798873835566/
Have never seen Instrument, big fan of Jem Cohen's Museum Hours, love the Duke of York's (got married there in fact) and I have a friend who'd be very interested in this who I've been trying to find a birthday present for...
Will be booking tickets ASAP. Excellent work end_of_music!
i always think plugging events like this on message boards can be annoying, but i'm stoked that a birthday treat has come out of it! nice one!
i actually work at the dukes too, at which there was a wedding yesterday, and also today...nice place to get married for sure! if your wedding was in the past year, chances are i was the projectionist at it!
Ours was Nov 2012, so might have been before your time - if not, we didn't have anything onscreen, but you or one of your colleagues pressed play on some pretty DiS-appropriate music...
I see you guys were behind the Breadcrumb Trail screening at the Komedia too - was gutted to miss that. Will definitely be keeping an eye on your future screenings. Thanks.
they're a great band who rarely ever put a foot wrong
absolutely no need to be choosy
Amazing. They free'd Tibet with this.
It's the easiest to 'get into', has some amazing songs but is probably the only Fugazi album that sounds a tad dated.
Wonder Stuff sound, no?
Don't get me wrong. Fugazi are a GREAT band but this sounds dated and unfortunately like The Wonder Stuff pogg.
just googled it and it means a small whale
which is a sound that always has brought to mind 'poggy' to me. Fair enough, it's a made up word but I think it describes the drums and bass well on poppier alternative bands from the late 80's / very early 90's. I've never really liked The Wonder Stuff and Fugazi are a great band but that sound detracts from Repeater as an album a little. Slight sense of bullying / Fugazi ownership in this thread which itself is a tad ironic.
bit like complaining that the beatles sound a bit dated because they sound like gerry and the pacemakers tho.
also, you're not being bullied and there is no irony.
they have some of their more memorable songs on. Then go from there.
One of their live series recordings? I normally disapprove of best-ofs or compilations to get into a band, but they were bloody brilliant live. Maybe a more recent one to get a feel of their whole back catalogue.
Fugazi were renowned for spelling properly, they even had a song called IDIOT DICKHEAD but scrapped it
Recreated on Spotify:
I would say a good starting point would be the releases of the pre-Fugazi bands 'Rites of Spring' and 'Embrace', then jump into it chronologically. 'End Hits' has had very little love here but is pretty great.
No weak albums at all...so on that basis it is only logical to start at the start (13 songs).
If you think 13 Songs is weak then I feel bad for you...that's borderline my favourite (along with The Argument).