The thinking persons modern hardcore band, and vocalist/guitarist Ian MacKayes most permanent institution since his Minor Threat days. More so than Henry Rollins and, probably, Jello Biafra, Fugazi continued and expanded on the arguments of their antecedents, keeping down album and door prices, shunning mainstream press interviews, and maintaining a commitment to all-age shows. They were also among the first to object publicly to the ridiculous macho ritual of slam-dancing: Were about challenging crowds, confronting ourselves and them with new ideas and if I was a teenager now, I would not be doing a dance thats been going on for ten years.
It is a shame that Fugazis press seems to focus unerringly on MacKayes Minor Threat connections, as the contribution from his co-lyricist Guy Picciotto (vocals/guitar, ex-Rites Of Spring) deserves to be ranked above that of supporting cast. His more abstract,...
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