Fugazi discography

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Fugazi discography
Fugazi.jpg
Fugazi in 2002
Studio albums 6
Live albums More than 800[1]
Compilation albums 1
EPs 4
Soundtrack albums 1
Demos 1
Other appearances 4

The discography of Fugazi, an American post-hardcore band, consists of six studio albums, four EPs, a compilation album, a soundtrack album, a demo and a series of hundreds of live recordings. All of the band's releases have been published by Dischord Records, the independent record label co-owned and operated by Fugazi singer and guitarist Ian MacKaye.

Fugazi formed in Washington, D.C., in 1987 with a lineup of MacKaye, bassist Joe Lally, and drummer Brendan Canty.[2] Guy Picciotto soon joined as a second singer, and the band released an eponymously titled EP in 1988.[2] By the following year's Margin Walker EP, Picciotto was also playing guitar.[2] The two EPs were compiled together as 13 Songs (1989).[2][3] A third EP, 3 Songs, was released in a collectors edition by Sub Pop Records in 1989 and more widely with different artwork by Dischord in 1990.[4][5] Later that year came Fugazi's first full-length studio album, Repeater, which was coupled with the 3 Songs EP for its CD release.[2][3] 1991's Steady Diet of Nothing was their first album to chart, reaching no. 63 on the UK Albums Chart.[6] In on the Kill Taker (1993) was their first album to chart on the Billboard 200, reaching no. 153.[3]

1995's Red Medicine became the highest-charting album of Fugazi's career, reaching no. 126 in the United States and no. 18 in the United Kingdom.[3][6] End Hits followed in 1998.[2][3] In conjunction with Instrument, director Jem Cohen's 1999 documentary film about the band, Fugazi released the Instrument Soundtrack, consisting of instrumental music and previously unreleased studio outtakes and demos.[2][3] The band's sixth studio album, The Argument, was released in 2001 along with the Furniture EP.[2][3]

Fugazi has been on an indefinite hiatus since 2002.[3] Between 2002 and 2008, Dischord remastered and re-released 13 Songs, Repeater, Steady Diet of Nothing, In on the Kill Taker, Red Medicine, and End Hits. The Fugazi Live Series, an ongoing effort by Dischord to release recordings of over 800 Fugazi concerts, began in 2004.[7] Initially releasing the shows on CD, the series switched to a digital distribution system in 2011.[7][8][9]

On November 18, 2014, Dischord released First Demo, 11 tracks the band recorded in January 1988.[10][11]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US UK
[6]
Billboard 200
[12][13]
Independent
[12][14]
Repeater
Steady Diet of Nothing
  • Released: July 1, 1991
  • Label: Dischord (060)
  • Formats: LP, CD, Cassette
63
In on the Kill Taker
  • Released: June 30, 1993
  • Label: Dischord (070)
  • Formats: LP, CD, Cassette
153 24
Red Medicine
  • Released: June 12, 1995
  • Label: Dischord (090)
  • Formats: LP, CD, Cassette
126 18
End Hits
  • Released: April 28, 1998
  • Label: Dischord (110)
  • Formats: LP, CD
138 47
The Argument
  • Released: October 16, 2001
  • Label: Dischord (130)
  • Formats: LP, CD
151 6 63

Live albums[edit]

The Fugazi Live Series is an ongoing project by Dischord Records to release recordings of over 800 Fugazi concerts performed between 1987 and 2003.[1][9] From early in their career, Fugazi had their sound engineers record most of their live performances.[1][9] In 2004 Dischord released 20 of these recordings on compact disc, burning them to CD-Rs on a per-order basis.[7] 10 more recordings were released in the same manner the following year.[8] In December 2011 Dischord began releasing the entire archive of recordings as music downloads, using a "pay what you want" pricing system.[1][9][15]

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
13 Songs
  • Released: September, 1989
  • Label: Dischord (036)
  • Formats: LP, CD

Soundtracks[edit]

Title Album details
Instrument Soundtrack
  • Released: March 23, 1999
  • Label: Dischord (120)
  • Formats: LP, CD

Demos[edit]

Title Album details
First Demo
  • Released: November 18, 2014
  • Label: Dischord (181)
  • Formats: LP, CD

EPs[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[16]
CAN
[17]
Fugazi
Margin Walker
  • Released: June 1989
  • Label: Dischord (035)
  • Formats: 12" EP, Cassette
3 Songs
  • Released: 1989, 1990
  • Labels: Sub Pop (052), Dischord (043)
  • Formats: 7" EP
Furniture
  • Released: October 8, 2001
  • Label: Dischord (129)
  • Formats: 7" EP, CD
61 18

Other appearances[edit]

The following Fugazi songs were released on compilation albums. This is not an exhaustive list; songs that were first released on the band's albums and EPs are not included.

Title Album details Track(s)
State of the Union[18]
  • "In Defense of Humans"
International Pop Underground Convention
  • Released: August 1991
  • Label: K (KLP011)
  • Format: LP, CD
  • "Reprovisional" (live)
20 Years of Dischord[19][20]
  • Released: September 23, 2002
  • Label: Dischord (125)
  • Format: CD
  • "The Word"
  • "Burning" (live)
Short. Fast. Loud.[21]
  • Released: September 11, 2006
  • Label: ABC
  • Format: CD
  • "KYEO" (live)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Fugazi Live Series A-Z". Dischord Records. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Kellman, Andy. "Fugazi Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Fugazi Biography". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "FUGAZI / JOE #1 / BREAK IN / SONG #1 - SP052". Sub Pop Records. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "SP52 Fugazi". Pette Discographies. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Fugazi Albums". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "Dischord to Release Fugazi Live Recordings". Punknews.org. 2004-04-20. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Paul, Aubin (2005-12-26). "Dischord Updates: More Fugazi Live Series, Banned in DC, Music Downloads Available". Punknews.org. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d Sisario, Ben (2011-11-25). "Fugazi Rises Again, in Online Archive". The New York Times. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Fugazi "First Demo" Out November 18th". www.dischord.com. Dischord Records. August 11, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2016. In January 1988, after only ten shows, Fugazi decided to go into Inner Ear Studio to see what their music sounded like on tape. They tracked 11 songs, ten of which were ultimately dubbed to cassette tape and distributed free at shows, with the band encouraging people to share the recording. 
  11. ^ "Fugazi "First Demo"". www.dischord.com. Dischord Records. Retrieved March 8, 2016. This is Fugazi's first demo, 11 songs recorded at Inner Ear Studios in 1988. 
  12. ^ a b "Fugazi Charts & Awards: Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Fugazi Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard charts. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Fugazi Album & Song Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard charts. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  15. ^ Paul, Aubin (2011-12-01). "Fugazi Live Archive Is Officially Available". Punknews.org. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Fugazi Singles". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Fugazi Charts & Awards: Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  18. ^ "State of the Union". Dischord Records. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  19. ^ "20 Years of Dischord". Dischord Records. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  20. ^ "20 Years of Dischord". Allmusic. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Short. Fast. Loud.". Allmusic. Retrieved April 23, 2012.