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Fugazi - Repeater (LP) - Vinyl Record LP - 1

Fugazi - Repeater (LP)

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Fugazi's tremendous debut album! A post-punk classic. 2009 remastered reissue with digital download card.


With its righteous disdain for capitalism and the almighty dollar, Repeater's themes update Gang of Four's Solid Gold. Lines/slogans like "When I need something, I reach out and grab it," and "You are not what you own," bear this out. Repeater honestly gets a little stifling in its unrelenting conviction and grandstanding. It's not too difficult to see why the band was allegedly lacking a sense of humor at this stage; they could have been yelling about filing their taxes, after all. The title makes sense, if only by mistake. But -- and that's a big but -- Repeater nearly matches the early EPs with its musical invention and skill, spitting out another serving of excellence, making the finger-pointing a little easier to digest. Few rhythm sections of the time had the great interplay of Joe Lally and Brendan Canty. Likewise, the guitar playing and interaction of Ian MacKaye and Guy Picciotto almost always get overlooked, thanks to all the other subjects brought up when the band is talked about. A guitar magazine even rated Repeater as one of the best guitar records of the '90s, and rightfully so. Anemic revs spiked by pig squeals (or is it a screeching train?) highlight the title track, one of the band's finest moments. As always, MacKaye and Picciotto's noise-terrorism-as-guitar-joust avoids flashiness, used as much as rhythm as punctuation device. Sharp, angular, jagged, and precise. Other gnarling highlights include the preachy "Styrofoam," the late-breaking "Sieve-Fisted Find," and the somewhat ironic "Merchandise," which skewers Mr. Business Owner by asking, "What could a businessman ever want more than to have us sucking in his store?" Not everyone can do mail order, guys.

-All Music


Turnover 4:16
Repeater 3:01
Brendan #1 2:32
Merchandise 2:59
Blueprint 3:53
Sieve-Fisted Find 3:24
Greed 1:47
Two Beats Off 3:28
Styrofoam 2:35
Reprovisional 2:18
Shut The Door 4:49


Original Release Year: 1990

Label: Dischord

Catalog #: DISCHORD 44

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: New

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