Fugazi

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": post-hardcore punk indie hardcore indie rock rock alternative emo Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Discography Fan Page Wikipedia

Biography

The thinking person’s modern hardcore band, and vocalist/guitarist Ian MacKaye’s 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: ‘We’re about challenging crowds, confronting ourselves and them with new ideas and if I was a teenager now, I would not be doing a dance that’s been going on for ten years’.

It is a shame that Fugazi’s press seems to focus unerringly on MacKaye’s 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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