Fugazi bass player, Joe Lally, has announced the launch of a new website to sell CDs of the first of the many live recordings Fugazi has collected over the band’s 15+ year career.
“For many years, Fugazi has made a point of taping our live shows. We started out using a simple cassette recorder, moved on to a digital audio tape recorder (DAT) and finally just burned straight on to CDs. Our past attempts at releasing a definitive live show proved fruitless as we could never settle on performances we all felt represented the band at it’s best. Instead it was decided that some day we would try to find an easy way to make as many of the tapes available to people as we could. Most shows are on one disc and will be available for $8. Longer sets were put on 2 discs and will be available for $10.
This site marks the beginning of that concept – a basic testing of the waters to see what, if any, interest there is. We have digitally transferred an initial sampling of tapes from our archives and for every order we receive, we will burn a CD copy of the show requested using a generic cover with concert information and a track listing.
These are very much the original recordings without any attempt to correct for things like volume changes, strange mixing effects, or the occasionally out-of-tune guitar. Though the sound quality on these tapes does vary, if a show was too poorly recorded it didn’t make the cut. There will be more shows added as interest indicates and time permits but for now here’s twenty. “
Here’s a link to the site. It looks like they have 20 shows up, ranging from their very first show in 1987, up to 1999. Pretty cool.