Fugazi: C or D?

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So, some bit of odd, pathetic nostalgia has had me reliving the indie rock 90s lately, and out came the Fugazi records...surprisingly, they hold up a helluva a lot better than I thought they would having not listened to them in about two or three years...maybe just the otherwise paucity of good rawk music these days...

So: Fugazi, classic or dud?

Jess, Sunday, 5 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hey, that's not indie, that's EMO! I liked Repeater and that Waiting Room song, but most of it is not good. One song that sticks in my head goes something like, "(YEAH!)you're so beautiful, (YEAH!)so blahblahble, (YEAH!)you something something right through you." What song is that?

nUde SPock, Sunday, 5 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

duplicate thread!

(the song, spock, is "margin walker.")

sundar subramanian, Sunday, 5 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Fugazi = "emo?" WTF????

These days the term "emo" is like the Blob/Borg, threatening to absord everything in its path: "I really like emo, you know, like the Beatles and Moby."

Nitsuh, Monday, 6 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

How Fugazi can get called emo, when Superchunk (a group that sounds much more like those damn emo bands, though 1 bazillion times better) escapes such damning praise...

No, sir, I don't like it one bit.

David Raposa, Monday, 6 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Margin Walker" is my favorite Fugazi song; I can't stand the vocals most of the time though. East coast emo was invented by the bands that invented Fugazi, so it's not much of a stretch to call Fugazi emo. That's what I'd call them, but then I don't like Fugazi.

Kris, Monday, 6 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Emo core?

Nude Spock, Monday, 6 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Emo-core" = what people called it before they started using it to describe so many bands that it saved time to just say "emo."

I think it's the only genre term I've ever seen change completely over the course of 4-5 years. I suppose that can be blamed, in part, on the people making it -- the term started with just-post-hardcore bands like Cap'N Jazz and would up stuck on bashy- poppy-punk bands like the Promise Ring (members of Cap'N Jazz). Regardless, any term variously applied to refer to Mineral, Karate, and the Get-Up Kids is beginning to lack meaning.

But so the question now is: with the Cap'N Jazz guys reforming as the Owls, will "emo" go back to being what it was, leaving the Get-Up Kids as just "crap?" Or will the Owls play funk, leading us to start referring to Parliament as "emo?"

Nitsuh, Monday, 6 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

since when are fugazi emo? huh? huh? did i sleep thru a new genre...i thought emo was rotten new skool punk rockers writing break up songs.

riff, Tuesday, 7 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

fugazi are great until they start that tedious stop start shit. They tend to over use that one. However I can't think of many other bands that do try to push their melodic side, one of the best dual guitar bands around. I wish they'd change their drum sound, I hate that nu metal snare!

tom, Tuesday, 7 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The first band I heard get the emo tag was Fugazi, quickly followed by North of America who Fugazi were being used as a reference for me. I said what and she said Trueman's Water, Sunny Day Real Estate. I said I still dont know. Now I think Trail of The Dead qualify as emo but I dunno, its all Alt Country to me.

zacko, Tuesday, 7 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Fugazi: classic.

Emo: supposed to have started with Rites of Spring is my understanding, who led to Fugazi. Now the term is meaningless, for reasons laid out expertly by Nitsuh.

North of America: not emo at all. Math rock, pure math rock.

Matthew Lazowski, Tuesday, 7 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Math emo that is.

Sterling Clover, Wednesday, 8 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

fifteen years pass...

^^Not showing up for me. What is it?

JRN, Monday, 5 December 2016 06:05 (one year ago) Permalink


Kibbutzki (Jaap Schip), Monday, 5 December 2016 06:43 (one year ago) Permalink

I love how Albini said for years that Fugazi was one of the few bands he respected so much he'd record them for free. And then he recorded them and they didn't use it.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 5 December 2016 14:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Hmm. I can sorta see why they scrapped this, but I say that as someone very, very familiar with IOTKT as it was released

Wimmels, Monday, 5 December 2016 14:39 (one year ago) Permalink

But none of these versions are better than the album versions

(see also: First Demo. How many times have you listened to that one since you bought it?)

Wimmels, Monday, 5 December 2016 14:40 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Ian Mackaye of Fugazi/Minor Threat/ Dischord Records at the #JuggaloMarch pic.twitter.com/acrebJ4zCd

— #retiredpunk (@NickKarpPhotos) September 17, 2017


JRN, Monday, 18 September 2017 19:36 (four months ago) Permalink

Saw that! Watched Brendan Canty playing drums with Lizzi from GangGang Dance & guitarist Dana Vorhees at the Hirshhorn Museum Yoko Ono tribute. Canty & Joe Lally will be backing Daniel Johnston on his upcoming DC gig.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 14:01 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Koolest Wizards jumbotron screengrab of all time? pic.twitter.com/XV6Xt4R8D1

— Chris _ _ Richards (@Chris__Richards) November 10, 2017

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 11 November 2017 14:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Also, had no idea Lally and Canty were in a new band together.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 11 November 2017 14:57 (two months ago) Permalink

(With Anthony Pirog)

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 11 November 2017 14:58 (two months ago) Permalink

& Rites of Spring really surprised me

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 11 November 2017 15:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Welp, that rules.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Saturday, 11 November 2017 17:28 (two months ago) Permalink

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