Thursday, January 3, 2008

Fugazi - Turnover - (Live 1991)

This is Live in DC, during what looks to be an anti– Gulf war concert. DC was an entirely different, arguably a much cooler place to live back then, from what I have heard. Anyway, 'Turnover' is the lead track to the Repeater album. Thanks to my older brother I was listening to a lot of Fugazi in my pre-teen and early teen years. They are a great band and a group with integrity. If Guy, Ian, Brendan and Joe were wine drinkers they'd probably be drinking lots of real wine.


David McDuff said...

Not having spent any measurable time in DC since a year or so before this performance, I can't begin to compare today's DC scene to that of my youth. I can say that growing up in the DC area through the eighties was a pretty intense time, though, with a really strong sense of energy. The music scene along with the political activism of the era made for some great memories. Watching these guys grow up and move from band to band was a special part of that.

Joe M. said...

That's cool - did you play in a band at that time? Where in DC were you living?

I would say that DC's music scene is still very diverse and vibrant, if a bit fragmented and lacking in the sense of community that it once had. And it has to be a lot more difficult, if not impossible, to set up and play an anti-war set, with the White House as a backdrop, at Lafayette Park.

David McDuff said...

Hey Joe,
I grew up in the DC burbs and started heading into DC for all-ages shows when I was in high school. I did play bass in a garage band at that time. We only ever played one gig; it was fun but we pretty much sucked.

Went to U of MD for college, spinning records at their free-form FM station all the way through. Lived in various neighborhoods of DC and the Silver Spring area throughout the mid-80s. It was a great time to be involved in the DC music scene.

At that time, there were a decent number of shows held in Lafayette Park, almost always associated with a political rally of some kind. Given today's security climate, I can't imagine anything like that could still go down.