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Washington DC, United States (1987 – present)

Fugazi is a band formed in Washington, DC. Fronted by ex-Minor Threat vocalist Ian MacKaye and ex-Rites of Spring vocalist Guy Picciotto, both on vocals and guitar, Fugazi also consists of Joe Lally on bass and Brendan Canty on drums. Since its inception, Fugazi has been self-managed and have released almost all their material through Dischord Records, an independent label founded by MacKaye and partner Jeff Nelson in 1980. The band maintained a policy of affordable access to their work through low record and ticket prices and all-ages concerts.

Says AMG All Music Guide, “Along with their stridently underground ethics — which were more out of pragmatism and modesty than anything else — they gained an extremely loyal and numerous global following. To many, Fugazi meant as much to them as Bob Dylan did to their parents.”

They played their first show in the fall of 1987 and since then released 7 albums and toured the world extensively covering all 50 United States, Europe, Australia, South America, Japan and many points in between.

In addition to their recorded output Fugazi released a documentary film/video called “Instrument” in collaboration with independent filmmaker, Jem Cohen. The feature length video offers a documentary overview of the the band’s career with footage shot in a variety of formats over the last 10 years combining concert, tour and studio material backed with a musical soundtrack by the band unique to the movie.

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  • dylstew

    Why is this tagged as indie?

    3 hours ago Reply
  • BMDrummer53

    i didn't dig guy's voice at first either, boy was i wrong

    15 Jul 4:18am Reply
  • kitto_katsu

    Труимо.

    12 Jul 5:04pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

    damn how do you not love guy's voice. [3]

    7 Jul 12:33am Reply
  • baconsense

    Have you ever been cruel?

    4 Jul 2:13pm Reply
  • AprilPhantom

    damn how do you not love guy's voice. [2]

    4 Jul 12:42am Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Fugazi is so damn good. 311 played their first show with Fugazi.

    23 Jun 2:44am Reply
  • perfiryev

    Deadly shrewd and intransigent source of courage

    22 May 7:34am Reply
  • anorangeboat

    Эти басы в сочетании с этим голосом заставляют меня плакать.

    4 May 11:21pm Reply
  • Element_X

    damn how do you not love guy's voice.

    1 May 12:50pm Reply
  • Doppz

    steady diet and kill taker are every bit as solid as 13, repeater and red medicine. There's times when I want to go ahead and say Fugazi is the best band of all time.

    28 Apr 2:16pm Reply
  • Crisp_Zimbalist

    Rites of Spring to get into Guy's voice @matthew_roberts

    27 Apr 9:22pm Reply
  • matthew_roberts

    I love MacKaye and Minor Threat and I like a lot of what I've heard of Fugazi but I can't seem to like Guy's voice at all any songs/albums I should listen to in particular to help me like it more?

    26 Apr 9:21pm Reply
  • sandrarichm

    Love this Music

    23 Apr 3:31pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Love it

    17 Apr 9:24pm Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    Also I'd Downed City as underrated, for the same reasons as Walken's Syndrome. It's one you really have to read the lyrics for to really understand it. I get chills every time he says "not alright".

    12 Apr 5:47am Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    Fell, Destroyed is the most underrated song for me. Then everything on Steady Diet and End Hits tied for second place, haha. IDK what the most overrated one is. I literally love every song they've done, including Instrument Soundtrack. "Greed" is the only one I don't find all that interesting, but that's hardly overrated.

    12 Apr 5:39am Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    Waiting Room > Blueprint. But I like both. Blueprint's "I'm not playin witchooo" lyric makes me cringe a bit, plus a chord progression that sounds so classic it became a kind of retroactive cliche. (I still love it though, of course.) Waiting Room: "That song almost feels like "Minor Threat + Rites of Spring at 100%" rather than full on Fugazi." How on earth do you think that? Waiting Room makes FULL use of Joe's basslines and the reggae influences, neither of which are in MT or RoS. Plus, Guy's backing vox are downright adorable on it, sounding nothing like anything he did before or after.

    12 Apr 5:32am Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    And FELL, DESTROYED is one of my absolute FAVORITES. The riff in the verses, and the bizzaro negative space they create in that anti-chorus is just... Hngggggg

    12 Apr 5:23am Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    Latin Roots, Fell Destroyed, Latest Disgrace, Closed Captioned, Nightshop and Pink Frosty are all great don't know what you guys are talking about. GREED [is] the worst [song] in Fugazi's discography. [2] Greed is literally the only sub-par song they ever did. I ended up greatly appreciating Provisional/Reprovisional because of live versions.

    12 Apr 5:22am Reply
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