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Fugazi Repeater

Fugazi was a post-punk band from Washington D.C. that maintained a fiercely independent, DIY ethic and still went on to sell millions of records. Though their best known song is probably "Waiting Room" from their 1988 self-titled EP, their first full length album, Repeater, deserves to be considered a classic album according to Jim and Greg.

Initially an open-ended outlet for former Minor Threat frontman Ian MacKaye's musical creativity, Fugazi grew into something more when all four members found ways to contribute their ideas. MacKaye told Jim and Greg that Repeater was their first release after former Rites of Spring singer Guy Picciotto started playing guitar in the group in addition to singing. Greg pointed out that Picciotto and MacKaye approached their guitars more like sound machines than traditional instruments, letting the rhythm section of drummer Brendan Canty and bassist Joe Lally drive the songs. The conversation covers the lyrical differences between Fugazi and Minor Threat, the importance of Fugazi's live shows and explains why a tank of helium was necessary for one of Fugazi's biggest shows in Chicago.

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Hooked On Sonics: Rise Against

Rise Against "It sounded like punk…liberated from the idea of what punk should or shouldn't sound like. And it was…powerful" is how Rise Against's singer and guitarist Tim McIlrath describes "Waiting Room" by Fugazi, the song that got him Hooked on Sonics. McIlrath talks about how Fugazi“shifted the direction of his life,” got him making music and what he sees as his role to the next generation of hardcore kids just discovering an underground music scene.

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