July 16, 2018
All songs in this episode by Fugazi.
- “Facet Squared” In on the Kill Taker (Dischord) 1993
- “Guilford Fall Demo” Instrument (Dischord) 1999
- “Last Chance For a Slow Dance” In on the Kill Taker (Dischord) 1993
- “Smallpox Champion” In on the Kill Taker (Dischord) 1993
Where credit is due: Thumbnail photo of Fugazi taken by Andy Perseponko.
Fugazi, a band known for their unique blend of various music styles, and a documentary film titled “Instrument,” made their mark on the music industry by literally finding their way around it; with a practice known as DIY ethics. This business practice is something that independent artists utilize, with origins beginning in the 1970s, to promote and distribute their music without needing to go through mainstream labels/organizations. It’s a practice that has been made easier today, with the creation of the internet and easy-to-use consumer electronics (instruments, personal computers, smartphones, etc).
In today’s episode, Patrick interviews Joe Gross; author of the 33 1/3 book about Fugazi‘s 1993 album In on the Kill Taker. The band has been on an indefinite hiatus since 2003, but their music continues to inspire all of these years later.
Follow Joe on Twitter @joegross
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