Fugazi – Repeater

27 Sep

Lady! You’re my lady! It was difficult to imagine the impact these words would have when they were composed by Dennis DeYoung in 1976, when a young bald Ian MacKaye was living in his parent’s basement and playing in local hardcore punk outfit Rites of Spring, yet here we are, and here is future band Fugazi with their album Repeater, making an appearance on Awesome Rock Reviews before Styx’s Paradise Theater.

Better than any Toto album ever recorded, this album sold in the quadrillions when founding member Ian Mackaye decided to sell copies for the price of a hamburger. When he was then richer than any living human on earth, Mackaye then boldly declared that he hated ‘sellouts’.

This album has a unique, almost avant-garde approach to instrumentation. Great rhythm section. At times the instruments complement each other so perfectly as to create a bold new soundscape I have never heard before (from skinhead special-ed students).

The album starts off with “Turnover”, sung by hardcore legend Guy Picciotto (of Minor Threat).

Star rating: 4/5 stars




3 Responses to “Fugazi – Repeater”

  1. awesomerockreviews September 27, 2012 at 12:18 am #

    Sorry, that should be 4.5/5 stars. I initially gave it 4 but despite the filler it deserves better than that.
    Bobby Slick

  2. Megan September 27, 2012 at 12:20 am #

    Cool review… do you think its fugazi’s best album?? Some people like Red medicine better but ill go with whatever you say.

  3. Bobby Slick September 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    Yeah, its Fugazi’s best. 14 Songs is more consistent but this has higher high points (except for “Waiting Room”, still one of the most explosive choruses ever).
    Bobby Slick

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