Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fugazi @ The Ogden Theater, Denver, CO 2001-04-05

I was way late to the game with Fugazi.  The two consecutive shows that they played at the Ogden in Denver turned out to be the last time they came to Colorado before they went on hiatus.  It was also the first time I had ever seen the band.  I wouldn't say that it changed my life but it did open my eyes to a bunch of music that I just hadn't paid much attention to before.

People talk about how the Velvet Underground didn't sell a lot of records but everyone that bought one started a band.  I think something similar can be said about Fugazi.  Except I like all the bands that Fugazi spawned way better then that boring junkie rock.

Anyway the band was totally cool with us bringing a mic stand in and recording the show.  I seem to recall chatting with their sound engineer at the show as well.  I think he came over and checked out the gear we were using.  As it turns out he was recording all of their shows himself.  They released a bunch on a CD series back in 2005 I believe.  Now they have setup an online web store where they have  been posting shows and charging the super reasonable price of $5 per download.   I checked and this Denver show is not up yet.

But for sure if you like Fugazi, or if you are hearing them for the first time on my recording and dig it, go there and give them some money.  They deserve it.

This was one of the many shows that me and my friend Chapper recorded back at the beginning of the 00's.  We recorded the next night in Denver as well.  If there is interest I'll get that one posted too.



Ogden Theater
Denver, CO (USA)

Recorded by SxPxDxCx & Chapper
Source: Neumann SKM140’s>MP2>ADC20>Sharp 722 minidisc
Transfer: MD-722 (Analog) > SBLive > Cooledit > CDWave > FLAC > MP3s
Time: (108:27.25)

01. Intro
02. Ex-spectator
03. Sieve-Fisted Find
04. Reclamation
05. Full Disclosure
06. Long Division
07  Rend It
08. Cash Out
09. Smallpox Champion
10. Merchandise
11. The Kill
12. Last Chance for a Slow Dance
13. Closed Captioned
14. Arpeggiator
15. Nightshop
16. Bed for the Scraping
17. Give me the Cure
18. Waiting Room
19. Public Witness Program
20. The Argument
21. Blueprint
22. - interlude -
23. Break
24. Song #5
25. Oh
26. Promises
27. Target
28. Five Corporations
29. Cassavetes
30. Sweet and Low


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