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February 07, 2017 09:08AM
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Fugazi - Steady Diet Of Nothing
Dischord Records, 1991

Feel free to call Fugazi whatever you want. I think anyone serious about listening to their music knows that they don't fit neatly into one genre. For a long time I will admit that I thought this was one of their weaker albums, but with time it has grown on me a lot. It's just a bit more subtle than most of their other work.



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February 07, 2017 03:51PM
I'm always surprised when people don't call Fugazi punk. It may ride a grey line of other genres as well but punk is the basis. If pop punk is considered punk, Fugazi is certainly many times harder and more punk than much of that stuff.



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February 08, 2017 09:24AM
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I'm always surprised when people don't call Fugazi punk. It may ride a grey line of other genres as well but punk is the basis. If pop punk is considered punk, Fugazi is certainly many times harder and more punk than much of that stuff.

I think my personal definition of punk may be the problem. I discovered punk rock during the first wave, so I still consider the Talking Heads, Suicide, The Ramones, Patti Smith, the Sex Pistols, The Clash, etc. to all be punk even though they didn't really sound anything alike. Hell, I remember Lester Bangs using the term in the early 70s to refer to garage bands from the 60s. My definition of punk is more about an aesthetic than a particular sound. I just never really understood the desire to make every single thing into a separate subgenre. I look at some of the early bands that were considered post-punk and hardcore and don't see the difference between where they were coming from and what the Germs were doing in '77-'78. But by the time Darby Crash died, somehow bands that were making music with a similar vibe were being labeled as something other than punk rock by critics.

Anyway, sorry for the rant. I'm really just nitpicking at something that annoys me. The important thing is that these bands made some awesome records that can still inspire people today. And as long as there is a pissed off kid in their parent's garage with a cheap guitar, a shitty amp, and a chip on their shoulder, the spirit of punk rock will live forever no matter what it's called.



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February 08, 2017 10:16AM
^I think I get where you are coming from, even though I'm a bit younger than you and definitely wasn't around for the first wave. In today's world, music has become hyper-subgenrefied, even more so than it was in the 80s and 90s. I'm not even sure a band like Fugazi would be successful (in an independent sense) if they were formed today because they don't fit into a neat little box. The same goes for a lot of other bands.



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March 10, 2017 02:19PM
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Ultravox - Ha!-Ha!-Ha! LP (Island Records) 1977



^I looked this up on Discogs to get the date of release and they put it under new wave and post punk. That surprises me because to my ears it's straight up punk music. I suppose technically it's post punk but seeing as it has some of the finest elements of sound that 70s punk has to offer I'll keep it in that little punk box in my own head (not that it matters).

What does matter, is how incredible this album is. My favorite album from this group, to me this is almost a perfect album that I return to tirelessly. Such cool songs and themes "You are the man, who dies every day!" My man Lionsmouth hooked me up with a digital copy of this before I got the record that has bonus tracks, live stuff and alternate versions of the basic album and I've been riding around with that in my car CD changer all winter long.

Here's the spacey synth song that undoubtedly justified the "New Wave" classification.





Anyways, I'm very late to this party, and for those who still haven't arrived...

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WAKE UP PONK! what??

Rock On



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