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Fugazi - In On The Kill Taker (Cover Artwork)

Fugazi

Fugazi: In On The Kill TakerIn On The Kill Taker (1993)
Dischord Records

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It's a common fact that Ian Mackaye is one of the most influential figures in the scene, always will be. The guy is a legend. From, Minor Threat, to Fugazi, Embrace too, always original, always exciting. Oh, did I mention that Mackaye runs Dischord, a brilliant label? That's just a small sample of.
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It's a common fact that Ian Mackaye is one of the most influential figures in the scene, always will be. The guy is a legend. From, Minor Threat, to Fugazi, Embrace too, always original, always exciting. Oh, did I mention that Mackaye runs Dischord, a brilliant label? That's just a small sample of Ian's contributions to the punk, hardcore, underground, you get the point, scene.

Each Fugazi album offers something different than the previous. Change was most evident on their 1993 release, In On The Kill Taker. This would have to be their most intense, and all around angry release. If you want hardcore Fugazi, this is the album for you. Many argue that it's their best.

This was the first Fugazi album I purchased, and it just...it blew me away. Ian's lyrics are captivating, his voice is stunning. Guy Picciotto's guitar work...it's incredible. The whole band is amazing. Joe Lally on bass. Brendan Canty on drums. It's like a dream team.

If you label Fugazi as just another political band, you are dead wrong. That may seem like what they are like to you on the inside, but if you take a look at the lyrics, give them a deep glance, you will realize that the band digs deeper. It's so complicated, I can't even begin to describe it. I could sit and discuss this band for hours.

I'm not going to describe every track. That would be quite boring. It's very assorted, the album even features an instrumental, #7, Sweet And Low. My favorite track would have to be Smallpox Champion. The chorus hooked me. The chorus did me in. This is arguably one of the greatest Fugazi tracks of all time.

You might think I'm going off on a limb here, but In On The Kill Taker is one of my favorite albums of all time. It's inspirational, thought prevoking, and miraculous. If you enjoy Fugazi's work, this needs to be in your collection. Pick it up.

 

 
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AnarchoDeeDee (March 22, 2012)

Fugazi....the suttle side of a punk rocker

bigsmilemagazine (July 14, 2010)

Check out this interview with Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye http://www.bigsmilemagazine.com/review.php?id=1045 from 1999 never been read online by the public.

shawnlw (June 30, 2010)

"What happens if I don't enjoy Fugazi's work? What do I do then? Help, I'm lost..."

Well, then you just fuck right off.

drbino (January 12, 2009)

Just picked up this album on the weekend. Brilliant!

misterspike (March 3, 2008)

Forgot to say ... being born and having lived in DC for a part of my life, that cover is rather iconic in my eyes. I don't think I'm alone in that sentiment.

misterspike (March 3, 2008)

I'm not going to go into the arguments about why this is my favorite (won't say "best") Fugazi record. I can, however, summarize it in three succint words: "Smallpox Fucking Champion".

"Fucking" added because it's That good.

If you're new to Fugazi, this is the album to get after 13 Songs and Repeater. So says I.

Anonymous (October 20, 2005)

Friggin' Rend It.

Anonymous (October 18, 2004)

jtaim

AnaMorph0sIs (August 28, 2003)

Probably my fave Fugazi record. It's still quite remarkable that Fugazi, to this date, haven't released a single weak song.

Anonymous (March 21, 2003)

fucking great album, shitty review though...

AnaMorph0sIs (March 12, 2003)

I agree, Fugazi's best album, and yes, it is quite miraculous.

Anonymous (November 28, 2001)

I was expecting something completely different when I first put this in. Hearing the first six tracks or so, I got really disgusted with it and turned it off. Later that day, I started listening to the rest of the songs, and it was completely different from what I had heard earlier. I listened again and started to really like it. I had heard nothing of Fugazi before this, but I am real lucky that I went out on a limb and bought this.

-Sr. Potpourri

jheisel (November 9, 2001)

i think the obvious response here is that if you don't like fugazi you're an idiot.

Anonymous (November 7, 2001)

This is a great CD. If you dont like Fugazi don't listen to them. I guess you had to make that witty remark to prove to everyone that you don't like Fugazi, congratulations, heres a cookie.

Anonymous (November 7, 2001)

"If you enjoy Fugazi's work, this needs to be in your collection. Pick it up."

What happens if I don't enjoy Fugazi's work? What do I do then? Help, I'm lost...

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