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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 28, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dischord
  • ASIN: B000005ZGZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,194 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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End Hits is exactly what you’d expect: thick punk rock with jarring mathematics, the odd humble melody, the classic brotherly chant and the old inimitable gut-punch that may only kick in hard about halfway through. -- Option

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Anti-whatever stance aside, I applaud the band on this endeavor purely for the music and feeling they've put into it.
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If i'm sad, it makes me feel alone and dismal.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jay Thompson on October 19, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I love Fugazi. Red Medicine - the album where Fugazi started branching out and slowing down - initially was the most off-putting thing I'd ever heard, but now I love it. End Hits, its followup is now one of my favorite records.
I admire the band's early classics like "Repeater," "Waiting Room," "Merchandise," "Nice New Outfit" or "Margin Walker," but this record tops those excellent punk numbers by moving on from deliberate abrasion.
"In On the Kill Taker" had the band tinkering out with complex rhythms and structures, but often they couldn't break free of feedback-and-screaming while doing so. This CD throws all that out the window - "Floating Boy" is pure dub, "Five Corporations" is the only punk song in 7:4 time I've ever heard, "Break" and "Recap Modotti" are downright funky.
Of course, the lyrics are always superb (especially the anti-borders Jeremiad "Place Position") and Fugazi's performances have finally caught up completely with their songwriting. Buy this awesome album!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By HUSKY BOY SUPERMODEL on August 12, 2001
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Fugazi, along with NoMeansNo, are pretty much the only innovative "punk" bands left in the music world today. Whereas once punk was eclectic & vibrant, it has now become a cartoon, loaded with Bad Religion and Green Day sound-alikes. Amazingly, Fugazi have completely transformed their sound and still been able to remain interesting. Gone are the dub-style bass lines, the amped-up funk drumming and the choppy power riffs. This would be the death knell for most groups, but Fugazi get away with it. Instead, I now hear a band that injects artiness and experimentation into their rock-out jams, as well as exploring their more ambient, spacious sound. "Break" is a classic Fugazi album opener, displaying a tightness that only comes with years of playing together. "Foreman's Dog" starts off with some classic rock riff, but quickly delves into a mid-pace display of tricky guitar lines. It also features the best example of their contrasting dual vocal stylings. Guy Piccioto has a sinister, minor-key delivery and a lyrical obsession with body parts, while Ian MacKaye delivers anthemic choruses and themes in his sing-songy yelp. Their songs are deceptively simple. The band aren't the greatest musicians, but have the inventiveness to take their limited abilities and combine all these simple elements into unique compositions filled with time changes and unusual chord progressions. The instrumental "Arpeggiator" sounds like it should be the theme to the Charge of the Light Brigade, it has a familiar feeling to it, like you've heard it before in a classical music piece. "Recap Modotti" is a laid-back, moody number that could easily be used in a movie somewhere, featuring bassist Joe Lally on lead vox.Read more ›
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By James Burns on December 19, 1999
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People give Fugazi heat for musically straying from punk convention. You know what? Those people are probably the same morons who, like the hesher interviewed in the film "Instrument," like to recall Ian's glory days in Black Flag, whilst pronouncing his name wrong. Fugazi fly their middle-finger flag, not only to the music industry, but also to the idiots who think anything that strays from the four chords at 200 beats-per-minute hardcore "isn't punk rock, dude." (note: these are the same people who have never even heard of the Minutemen or Big Black or Suicide). This album shows Fugazi at their best: when they're not afraid to stray from the hardcore they helped pioneer. In fact, "Five Corporations" and "Place Position" are the only heavy Fugazi-style rockers here. Yeah, it's no "Repeater," but thank god that someone's figured out how to establish musical tension without their veins sticking out of their necks, and is able to do so without being horribly repetitive or boring. To my fellow post-punk enthusiasts: enjoy! To all the "punk rock" morons: there are plenty of hardcore bands that haven't changed their sound since 1983. Go take off your shirts and violently mangle your sweaty friends in the pit, and let my friends and I enjoy "End Hits" in peace.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 4, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Many albums I buy sound good the first time, but then get boring after a few rounds. In the case of End Hits, I was hoping for something like Red Medicine and earlier Fugazi, but got hit with something new. I sat down and listened to the entire album front to back - and didn't really like it. But, I did it again in a couple days and found that I could make sense of the abstractions that I couldn't understand previously. A few weeks later and I LOVED this album. Everything made sense. It was like learning a new language of music.
This is an album you will never get sick of if you give it the time it deserves. My congratulations to the band for a job well done.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ on June 3, 2008
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The problem with picking a favorate album by Fuguzi is that each time you listen to one of their records, it BECOMES your favorate. "Kill Taker" is probably the quintessenal Fuguzi album: it fuses their blasting punk with their brilliant experments, with amazing results.

But End Hits is more suited to my taste. The band is loud as ever, but they remind me just as much of Captian Beefheart as they do Minor Threat here. They use hardcore textures, but only as a framework to play with layered guitars, shiffting time signatures, creepy vocal experments, and wierd electrtonic utterances. They are constantly locking together for insane rhtyms, scraping amazingly controlled feedback out of their amps and mics, and adding codas to songs when you least expect them. It is like walking a dark house and having monsters pop out when you are off gaurd. This is art rock painted on a hardcore canvas.

This band also REALLY knows how to use a studio. They have this knack for making increadibly layered, intercate music, while allowing it to sound live and spontainious. They must spend hours getting all the amps and microphones in just the right place, to get just the right depth. The result is that even their off the cuff noises are as rich as other bands layered overdubs.

The music is frightening, dark, thick and completely uncommerical. All the songs are fully realized, and the experments always work. The intensity never lets up but there are musical surprises everywhere. To be honest, you have probably not heard much like this. I sure as hell haven't.

Strongly Reccomended.
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