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13 Songs

FugaziAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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Fugazi is a band from Washington, D.C. They played their first show on September 3, 1987 and since then they have released seven albums and toured the world extensively covering all fifty United States, Europe, Australia, South America, Japan and many points in between. The band is self managed and release all their material through Dischord Records.

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  • Audio CD (April 11, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dischord
  • ASIN: B000000JO0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,027 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Gang of Four went disco, Mission of Burma went deaf--and the Clash? Well, the Clash just went, but Fugazi have managed to escape the pitfalls that befell their predecessors. In fact, the Washington D.C. band formed by Minor Threat's Ian MacKaye and Insurrection's Guy Piccotto may well have become the world's most reliable source of no-sellout noise-pop. 13 Songs brings together the two 1989 EPs that first introduced the group's unique hybrid of hardcore, funk, and art-rock. And while Fugazi's music has since grown in sophistication, fan favorites such as "Waiting Room" and "Margin Walker" are early indicators that something decent can come out of our nation's capital. --Bill Forman

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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my absolute faves May 9, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is it. Right here. First time I heard this album, I went, "Unh..." Second time I heard it, I realized that I'd been heaping my expectations upon it, and when I let Fugazi tell me who they are, I discovered one of the best cds I'll ever own. If you like guitars, it doesn't get any better than this.
This is hardcore punk, but it's more than that. Influenced by reggae, Fugazi crafted an entirely new style that was imitated by EVERY guitar band in the 90s. Literally. But you can't beat the original, and this is it. Fugazi is the culmination of two incredible guitarists/vocalists/songwriters who made some amazing hardcore with their original bands in Minor Threat and Rites of Spring, but their powers had fully come into their own by the time they formed Fugazi, and the result is amazing.
Fugazi did EVERYTHING right; the right chords, the right vocals, the right melodies. They leave space when they're supposed to and let go when they have to. This band has a sense of DYNAMICS that not ONE band since them has. I'm not talking about cheap "Loud-soft" or "start-stop" dynamics. This band had much more than just two modes.
Their debut is amazing. The two singers are distinct yet complimentary, especially when they're singing together. Ian is just as amazing of a back-up vocalist to Guy as he is a frontman in his own right, and that's why this band is the best ever: the chemistry.
Stop reading and BUY THIS ALBUM NOW. It WILL change your life. If you're ready for it.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What alternative really means February 12, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The term "alternative" should be used to describe music like this. Rather than being used on anything with distorted guitars, it should describe music that is actually alternative and different from what other people are doing. Well, that is EXACTLY what Fugazi is. 13 Songs is a strange, fascinating ride you won't regret taking.
If you are a fan of Minor Threat, you'll probably be checking this CD out because Ian McKaye is Fugazi's frontman. That's how I heard about Fugazi anyways. But don't buy this thinking it'll harcore punk in the Minor Threat vein - it's not. It's something totally different. While there is without a doubt a punk sound to it, it's not really a punk album. Fugazi is really hard to describe: just buy it. It's good.
The lyrics can be a little strange. Many say they are insightful but unfortunately I think some of them are saying that because they have no idea what they mean. The lyrics of Fugazi don't make their points as blatantly as Minor Threat did (compare a song like "Out of Step" to "Provisional"). The music is catchy and quite funky on a lot of songs, but with punk bite to spare.
To close, buy 13 Songs. It's one of the better CDs of real alternative you can buy. The highlights include "Waiting Room", "Suggestion", "Margin Walker", "And the Same", "Burning Too", and "Promises." Don't miss out on Fugazi.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars life changing January 9, 2000
By Amber58
Format:Audio CD
The first Fugazi ep changed punk/hardcore music forever and it changed me. I was a messed up punk kid in high school when I first heard them, and the song "Suggestion" probably saved my life. I've seen Fugazi several times in the past eleven years and I have all of their records but the first two eps are definately my favorite. They touch my soul. I know that's pretty cheesy, but it's true.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Gogol
Format:Audio CD
This is an exellent album, kind of like punk going in full circle. You can hear a lot of the music that must have influenced the Fugazi band members in their youth. Waiting room, promises and bad mouth for example brings to mind a lot of early UB40, Clash and even some early 80s Ska (Specials, Selecter) especially in the interchange of vocals between Ian MacKaye and Guy while the impressive margin walker brings to mind Stiff Little Fingers in their first 2 albums.

For anyone who has not heard Fugazi before this album is the best place to start (not least because it is their first one)for someone who has not heard any of the above mentioned bands before or whose musical tastes are more towards faster punk/hardcore music this album may need a few more listens to grow on you (if you have listened to Minor Threat and are expecting a continuation of the same sound you might want to listen to Embrace and Rites of Spring to give you an idea of what to expect on this album)

Highly intelligent lyrics, less direct than many other punk bands (Dead Kennedys, Citizen Fish etc) with the exception of suggestion. Fugazi seem to be a band that prefer their actions to speak for their politics rather than their words.

Exellent and intelligent music and lyrics well worth listening to.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learnification February 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD
The first seven songs (first EP) should be mandatory listening for anyone who claims to like rock. Actually, scratch that. They should be mandatory listening for anyone.

Oh and the rest of the CD is pretty good too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Conscious Of Modern Alternative Music May 5, 2006
Format:Audio CD
If you follow alternative music, I would be surprised if you havent heard of Fugazi. They are known as the epitome of a band that will not sell out. They sell all their discs at bargain prices, and their concerts are always reasonably priced, for admission. This is their masterpiece, and "Waiting Room" is their finest hour. I would recomend all their albums, but this is their best punk album. As their later discs get out, they tend to defy description. However, I think its fair to say this is the album that made them relevant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Listening to this album was like listening to hardcore punk vocals and...
Listening to this album was like listening to hardcore punk vocals and lyrics with a progressive alternative rock sound. Very good album
Published 1 month ago by Ryan Joyce
5.0 out of 5 stars Are you f***ing kidding me?
Are you reading reviews of 13 Songs to determine whether or not you'll buy it? To decide if you think you'll like it? Are you really doing that? It's f***ing Fugazi. Read more
Published 11 months ago by James V Waldo
5.0 out of 5 stars Very 3D Rock
It's hard to introduce their music by very limited words if you never listen this band. Before you listen you should read some lyrics first , then you will fall in love with them... Read more
Published 11 months ago by wenlepore
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the all-time classics. what else is there to say??
I remember being blown away by this album when I was first heard it in college in 1992. Now more than 20 years later it hasn't lost a beat.
Published 15 months ago by David Scott Clements
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Fugazi
If you are only going to own one Fugazi album, this is it. By far their best effort to date.
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Hasn't aged well
I loved Fugazi in high school and this was one of the first albums I ever purchased, but I've noticed it hasn't aged well. Read more
Published on June 18, 2012 by bananasarerad
5.0 out of 5 stars Outsider music that probably was not meant to be huge.
The reason I like Fugazi is because they actually sound like a real R and B band from the 40's.
Published on January 28, 2012 by PUNK 30
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesomely Intense
When I first bought this album after finding it on Guitar World's list of 10 greatest punk albums 7 or 8 years ago, I thought I was duped. Read more
Published on February 7, 2011 by Eric Bourassa
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Even at its most stripped, Fuguzi's music offers far more layers and dynamics than most rock bands, never mind hardcore bands. Read more
Published on November 19, 2009 by Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Fugazi: 13 Songs
This is one of the most well-worn CD's in my collection. Have listened to it quite frequently while on the road, and actually have it playing on iTunes at the moment. Read more
Published on October 17, 2009 by John Laughlin
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