Review Revue: Fugazi – Fugazi & Margin Walker

So I’m afraid this week we’re going to continue on the theme of “bands KCMU/KEXP has loved forever” that we started last week with the Pixies. You can blame Justin, who found this amazing little tidbit on the shelves the other day and brought it to my attention:


This is a copy of Fugazi‘s self-titled debut EP, which is also half of the later-released classic 13 Songs LP. Fugazi (comprised of Ian MacKaye, Guy Picciotto, Brendan Canty and Joe Lally) has been one of my favorite bands for many, many years. Let’s see what folks had to say about it!


“Hmmm . . . I’m not too sure about this one. -Ian”

“Ian MacKaye wrote that. He’s a way cool guy.”

“Great live!”

“I agree!”

There you have it, folks. Here on Review Revue, even the bands get a say some times! I know that was short and sweet, but it’s such a cool item from the KCMU days, I felt I had to share it. To beef up this week’s post, here’s a bonus: Fugazi’s follow-up EP Margin Walker, which later made up the other half of 13 Songs. More gushing, and more (completely justified) love for Fugazi’s live show.


“This is yummy. Burn[ing] Too is exceptionally excellent.”

“Another great Fugazi mini LP, yet this doesn’t live up to their first release. M.”

“Oh yeah?”

“Enjoyable! Good live!”

“Margin Walker is great.”

“Pot Low.” [This is a bit of DJ-speak meaning that the levels on this record are particularly high, so DJs should bring the levels on the board down a bit when playing it.]

“Another mighty fine EP. Fugazi has intensity and a reason for being. They’ve got my respect and they just plain rock as well.”

“Brief stay in H?”

“They’re fucking there, man.”

There were no truer words . . . let that stand as it should. Sadly, they’re not really here any more, but they will always be fucking there.

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  1. Posted December 13, 2007 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always been intimidated by Fugazi. I don’t think I’m in the know enough. Now I’m a little more in the know. Thank you, Levi.

  2. Deadguy
    Posted December 16, 2007 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Fugazi was a good band. “Waiting room” was the only track I ever played at parties growing up. I was a bigger fan of Ian’s earlier project – Minor Threat.

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  3. Damon Creed
    Posted January 14, 2008 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Bands often responded to the comments left on their records back in the KCMU days. Wanna see an unhappy camper? Take a look at X’s “See How We Are.” John Doe didn’t take too kindly to the comments.

  4. Posted January 15, 2008 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Hey, thanks for the tip, Damon! I will definitely check that out.

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