Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fugazi In On the Kill Taker Steve Albini Demos 1993

Fugazi In On the Kill Taker Steve Albini Demos 1993

Sound quality is 'A'.

Excellent sounding set of demos, from what I understand Fugazi got together with Steve Albini to record the some tracks written for In On the Kill Taker, for reasons unknown they opted to rerecord and finish the sessions with ... ahhh well well well look what wikipedia has on the album, pretty much tells the story od the demos so I'll just use their rantings, with much thanx

"In on the Kill Taker is the third full-length album by American post-hardcore band Fugazi, released in 1993. The band had originally recorded demos for the album in Chicago with producer Steve Albini, but were unhappy with their performances and re-recorded the entire album in Washington DC with Ted Niceley. The original recordings from the Chicago sessions have since been bootlegged onto filesharing networks. The song "Walken's Syndrome" references Woody Allen's film Annie Hall, where Christopher Walken's character feels an urge to crash into on-coming traffic at night. The album's title came from a writing that Guy Picciotto found on the sidewalk."

For the Fugazi supports out there, I'll be posting 16 live bootlegs of the band in the coming, well in my coming posts whenever I get around to them ,, within a week 2 weeks or maybe 3 ...

Mp3 audio source: mp3 Dischord Records website from back in the day.

Covers (single image-itunes/winamp) created by me, thanx original photographer.

01 Kill Taker Version 01
02 Smallpox Champion
03 Walkins Syndrome
04 23 Beats Off
05 Public Witness Program
06 Great Cop
07 Cassavettes


Anonymous said...

sound quality is 'A'???
it sounds like it was recorded on steve albini's answering machine. anyways, thanks for this lovely historic document.

Anonymous said...

This kind of sounds like a rough mix that was mastered badly. The mastering is the huge bummer on this. Too much compression. However it's kind of is amazing how huge Fugazi sounds on this recording. It's really unlike anything they've ever done. It would have been interesting if they explored this type of production more.