Posted in music on August 12, 2014

NY Mag Loves Fugazi

Though Fugazi will probably never get back together, they continue to release an exhaustive amount of material from their heyday. The latest nugget to come out via Ian MacKaye's Dischord records is a release of their first ever demo, which was recorded in 1988 and is simply being termed First Demo. Ten of the eleven songs on the release were on a cassette distributed at early Fugazi shows, but one of the songs, "Turn Off Your Guns," has never seen the light of day...

Now, some 26 years later, Dischord is releasing the entire demo including the one song ("Turn Off Your Guns") that wasn't included on the original cassette. The record has been mastered by TJ Lipple and will be available on CD and LP+Mp3.

This release will also coincide with the completion of the initial round of uploads to the Fugazi Live Series website. Launched in 2011, the site now includes information and details on all of Fugazi's 1000+ live performances and makes available close to 900 concert recordings that were documented by the band and the public.

Meanwhile, head to Dischord's web store to pick up a remastered copy of Jawbox's 1992 Novelty on vinyl. "It features a free MP3 download, which includes the 10 original album tracks plus two extra songs from the "Tongues" 7". This pressing is on clear-colored vinyl and includes revised artwork."

In other early Fugazi-related news, the most recent New York Times Magazine cover is inspired by a flier for a DC Fugazi show in 1989, as Poynter points out (original Fugazi flier below). The cover, about the growing Libertarian movement within the republican party, uses the association between classic DC hardcore and politics to great effect. The story apparently compares Rand Paul to Pearl Jam, Ron Paul to Nirvana, and Ted Cruz to the Stone Temple Pilots, which sounds entertaining regardless of your political orientation. The story, which also heavily involves libertarian MTV VJ Kennedy, is here.

Speaking of Jawbox, J. Robbins has a new band with Jonah Matranga called Moral Mazes. Listen to a track, and catch Jonah at Mercury Lounge in November.

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AND: Did you know that one of Propagandhi's earliest shows was opening for Fugazi? It's true! And though we may never get to see Fugazi live again, Propagandhi are on tour with War On Women and RVIVR, and that tour hits Webster Hall this Sunday. Tickets are still on sale and we have a pair you can win at Facebook.

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Comments (42)

Libertarians seem great for about ten minutes, but once they start rambling for more than those ten minutes their wacko-theory-land becomes even more impossible to swallow.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 3:38 PM

3:38 truth

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 4:19 PM

Can't wait to hear the arguments on why/how Fugazi sold out and were never punk.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 4:35 PM

Rites of Spring > Embrace > Fugazi

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 4:36 PM

Rites of Spring = Embrace = Fugazi

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 4:40 PM

4:40 is quite possibly the dumbest person on the internet.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 4:52 PM

kurts rolling over...

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 5:01 PM

q and not u>fugazi

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 5:11 PM

Empire > Embrace

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 5:19 PM

Swiz > Dag Nasty

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 5:51 PM

pizzicato five > punk

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 6:08 PM

Shit in my mouth > Brooklyn vegan comments

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 6:11 PM

^lol u wont shit n yr mouth

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 6:15 PM

Dischord bands age like fine wine. Lungfish, Embrace, Soul Side, Faith, Jawbox, Ignition and the list goes on and on and on.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 6:57 PM

Libertarians are just Republicans but even more Far-Right.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 7:08 PM

Rand is crazier than his father.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 7:53 PM

American Politics: No one gets it. Not even Americans.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 8:35 PM

The Smiths, the Talking Heads; these are unlikely reunions. Ian, Guy and the lot are all still on good terms and frequently collaborate on their solo projects, I think its just a matter of getting them all in the same place again and being motivated. Not out of the question.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 8:46 PM

Those roseland shows back to back in 1992 are still some of the best shows I've ever seen.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 8:53 PM

Rand Paul is the only hope for 2014 if America is to get out if the grips of Global Neo-Fuedalism.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 10:40 PM

Ian turned his back on Haagen Daaz, fuck him

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2014 11:00 PM

What this article fails to mention is that Ian mixed the drums out of this Fugazi demo because Brendan isn't straightedge anymore.

Posted by rasmussen | August 12, 2014 11:49 PM

6:08: fuck yeah!

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 12:29 AM

611 speaks truth.

Fuck Josh forever.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 1:13 AM

sorry, but embrace were and are terrible.

Posted by scooper | August 13, 2014 1:28 AM

Fugazi were the best punk band ever

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 9:32 AM

soul side is just awful.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 11:10 AM

11:49 source? Other than out of your ass?

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 12:14 PM

12:14 - My source is the Dischord email newsletter. It's true.

Posted by Rasmussen | August 13, 2014 4:36 PM

Testes testes 123

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 5:52 PM

Ian mackaye a is a hasten and he knows it
He has envy for all the 90s bands that made it big commercially while fugazi played 5 dollar shows

Ian's politics are too rigid and as he grows older he's finally seeing how much he wrecked his music career

His ego Wants him to be a houselhold name like the ramones and the sex pistols but his ideology has made him bitter

He will how see and more angry as the years go on

He's envious of Henry rollins because rollins made it in the mainstream

Ian has not
Ian is fading into obscurity and he knows he hasn't do e anything
Good musically in 20 years

This demo release is a cry for help and a sad attempt at
Him trying to be relevant in music when he is not

Posted by Bartedge | August 13, 2014 5:57 PM

Ron Paul > Ian Mackaye

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 6:08 PM

Robin williams had a stinky butt

Posted by Bartedge | August 13, 2014 6:36 PM

RuPaul > Ron Paul

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 7:17 PM

Brian Cruz eats cock !

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 8:18 PM

Stone temple pilots > fugazi

Posted by Bartedge | August 13, 2014 8:20 PM

11:00 ftw

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 8:28 PM

I saw Ian drinking whiskey with the members of Rancid backstage at Lolla '96.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 8:38 PM

^
Was he still an uptight douche bag after a few drinks ?

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 9:06 PM

Rand Paul > Ian McFly

Libertarians > minor threat

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 9:32 PM

Bartedge > D

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 9:33 PM

Ian McHypocrite wiped the drums off the demo bc the drummer had a beer once? Doesn't surprise me at all.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 2:24 PM

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