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In on the kill taker

Author: Joe Gross
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
Series: 33 1/3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"By June 1993, when Washington, D.C.'s Fugazi released their third full-length album In on the Kill Taker, the quartet was reaching a thunderous peak in popularity and influence. With two EPs (combined into the classic CD 13 songs) and two albums (1990's genre-defining Repeater and 1991's impressionistic follow-up Steady Diet of Nothing) inside of five years, Fugazi was on creative roll, astounding increasingly  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Gross, Joe.
Fugazi's in on the Kill Taker.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Gross
ISBN: 9781501321405 1501321404 9781501321412 1501321412
OCLC Number: 1005776289
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword Rob SheffieldIntroductionA Brief History of Four MusiciansInterlude: A Comment on Ritual, or How Fugazi Wrote Songs"Steady Diet of No Reverb"The Albino Demo"Facet Squared""Public Witness Program""Returning the Screw"Interlude: The Sleeve"Smallpox Champion""Rend It""23 Beats Off""Sweet and Low""Cassavetes"Interlude: Punk vs. the Pop Charts"Great Cop""Walken's Syndrome"Two FinalesInterlude: LiveAfterwordAcknowledgementsBibliography
Series Title: 33 1/3.
Responsibility: Joe Gross.

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"By June 1993, when Washington, D.C.'s Fugazi released their third full-length album In on the Kill Taker, the quartet was reaching a thunderous peak in popularity and influence. With two EPs (combined into the classic CD 13 songs) and two albums (1990's genre-defining Repeater and 1991's impressionistic follow-up Steady Diet of Nothing) inside of five years, Fugazi was on creative roll, astounding increasingly large audiences as they toured, blasting fist-pumping anthems and jammy noise-workouts that roared into every open underground heart. The album debuted on the now-SoundScan-driven charts; Fugazi had never been more in the public eye. Few knew how difficult it had been to make this popular breakthrough. Disappointed with the sound of the self-produced Steady Diet, the band recorded with legendary engineer Steve Albini, only to scrap the sessions and record at home in D.C. with Ted Niceley, their brilliant, under-known producer. Inadvertently, Fugazi chose an unsure moment to make In on the Kill Taker: as Nirvana and Sonic Youth were yanking the American rock underground into the media glare, and "breaking" punk in every possible meaning of the word. Despite all of this, Kill Taker is an alt-rock classic in spite of itself, even as its defiant, muscular sound stood in stark contrast to everything represented by the mainstreaming of a culture and worldview they held dear."--Bloomsbury Publishing.

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