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30-09-2005, 10:22:24
I heard Target by Fugazi the other day and haven't really heard any Fugazi before (despite having heard a lot about Fugazi). For some reason it wasn't anything like what i was expecting, but i really liked it.

So is Target typical of Fugazi's output and should i be rushing off to buy (download) some more?

30-09-2005, 10:29:01
Hmm, I've heard of them and I think I've actually listened to some of their stuff but we're talking like 7-9 years ago. I looked them up and their classified as EMO but I remember them as being punk. Of course they were kind of whiny and back in the 90's I had no idea what EMO was so they could have been EMO and it wouldn't have registered with me.

Nills Lagerbaak
30-09-2005, 10:30:49
Interesting... I need to get me some Fugazi.

Has anyone heard any Severed Head of State? Very good example of a heavier kind of screamo?!

30-09-2005, 12:36:51
Repeater is my favourite Fugazi album, but I'm in no way an expert.

30-09-2005, 14:07:45
Target is pretty representative of more recent Fugazi material, although the album it's taken from (Red Medicine) is actually one of their most musically varied and in my opinion a strong contender for their best so far. No small praise given that, with only one exception, I've yet to encounter a Fugazi album which didn't rather impress me in some manner.

30-09-2005, 14:25:20
cool, i shall set my edonkey to work

Nills Lagerbaak
30-09-2005, 14:29:19
""Repeater is my favourite Fugazi album"

Last edited by Debaser on 30-09-2005 at 12:39"

After Debaser checked the back copies of NME to ensure Repeater got more than 2 stars....

30-09-2005, 14:43:43

30-09-2005, 14:45:22
Ouch! :lol:

30-09-2005, 15:13:07
Me likes Fugazi, but then again I'm a bit of an emo kid at times.

Mr. Bas
30-09-2005, 15:56:12
I don't know Target, but I like Fugazi as well... Definitely worth giving a try. Personally, I'd advise 13 songs as a starter, but Repeater is excellent too.

Provost Harrison
02-10-2005, 23:51:17
I quite like Fugazi - I've always been meaning to get some of their stuff but have still not got around to it...

16-10-2005, 21:10:41
I have the majority of Fugazi's output. I purchased the Margin Walker EP in 1988 after being a fan of Minor Threat beforehand and was gobsmacked by the difference between what the EP delivered and what I was expecting, combined with the fact that I enjoyed the EP more than any of Minor Threat's output.

I've been a fan ever since. They can be a challenging listen and there are certainly tracks of theirs that I dislike intensely, some which are mediocre but also some tracks that are so sublime that they bring chills.

I would recommend: Repeater (early) and Argument (recent) for classic albums, though they are very different, and bits of the others esp. Red Medicine and In on the kill taker.

I also admire the fact that they run their own label and produce their music CDs for a reasonable price. They're also relatively inexpensive to see live when they tour (and they are awesome) and have survived for coming up twenty years with a healthy non-profiteering attitude (try finding official Fugazi merchandise).