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Ultimate Thunderdome: Fugazi vs. The Jesus Lizard

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Ultimate Thunderdome: Fugazi vs. The Jesus Lizard

Postby Marsupialized on Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:47 pm

What may be the two greatest rock bands in history find themselves locked inside the 'dome, forced to do battle.

Take it all into account, look deep inside yourself and tell us where you stand.

Two bands enter. One band leaves.

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Fugazi vs. The Jesus Lizard.

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Postby mt on Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:51 pm

Great . . . friggin' Sophie's Choice . . .
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Postby The Code is Almighty on Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:12 am

I have no doubt that TJL kicks the living shit out of Fugazi in the first round.

I don't really get Fugazi. I liked Repeater when I was 14, but I liked the Pixies and Sonic Youth a whole lot more. Everything since then hasn't done much for me.

The Jesus Lizard? Five amazing albums, including Bang. Two ok albums. And one and a half crap albums.

Live TJL was amazing. I really doubt anyone would say Fugazi put on a better live show. Fugazi was decent live, but certainly not in my top ten.

And I can't stand it when "the other guy" sings in Fugazi.

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Postby NerblyBear on Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:01 am

Way, way unfair poll. The Jesus Lizard beats everyone, simply because Mac was the greatest drummer in the world and because Duane was the greatest guitarist in the world. Evidence: "Din", "50 Cents", "Rodeo in Joliet" and "Rope". If anyone can find me evidence of drumming more ferocious and musical than that on "Din," I'll give him twenty bucks. Seriously, Mac is godlike. I've heard Keith Moon, I've heard Zach Hill, I've heard Brian Chippendale, I've heard Greg Saunier. No one measures up to Mac, in my mind. Just an unbelievable drummer, a constant pleasure to listen to.

Fugazi was also an incredible band. They were that rare type: the band that gets better and better as their career progresses. How often can you say that? Joe and Brendan were one heck of a rhythm section. The double guitar attack on "Repeater" is glorious.

But this is unfair. The Jesus Lizard towers over everyone, including Fugazi.
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Postby fancyjamtime on Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:13 am

Every time I hear Fugazi I think about the band Empire. It's not that they're too derivative...it's just that I realize I'd rather be listening to Empire. So I turn it off and do so.

TJL is another story. That shit stays on the turntable.
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Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:19 am

As much as I love Fugazi, I have to give it to the Jesus Lizard. I don't think there's any record Fugazi has done that could stand up to Goat.
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Postby Ernest on Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:21 am

Even with Goat, compared to Fugazi, the Jesus Lizard were a one trick pony. It's not easy to say that either.

Fugazi nailed a hybrid of sounds, where all the Jesus Lizard had, at least on record, were manipulations of one particular sound.
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Postby etch on Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:00 am

I'll take Fugazi with this one even though JL is one of the greats, especially on Goat.

Fugazi just mean more to me I guess.
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Postby Bradley on Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:38 am

etch wrote:I'll take Fugazi with this one even though JL is one of the greats, especially on Goat.

Fugazi just mean more to me I guess.
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Postby Ranxerox on Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:46 am

TJL.

Not close.

Fugazi great.

Not close.
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Postby richterbjack on Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:27 am

Discovering Fugazi was one of those seminal moments for me as a kid, and I still enjoy their records.

Goat just about slays any of their records, or really most rock records in general. True, it doesn't deviate a lot from the Jesus Lizard blueprint. But you don't think less of one of the best pizzas you've ever had in your life just because the toppings were cheese and pepperoni; it's all in the execution.

This is a cruel poll.
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Postby tommydski on Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:42 am

Fugazi really changed my perspective on a lot of things and their albums became more and more interesting.

TJL fell off pretty badly, especially after jumping to a major.

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Postby holmes on Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:48 am

its the lizard hands down. incredible bands both of them but fugazi border on annoying and vagualy fascist ironically.
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Postby stevenstillborn on Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:11 am

Fugazi.

Not close.

TJL great.

Not close.
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Postby tommydski on Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:29 am

holmes wrote:fugazi border on annoying and vagualy fascist ironically.

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Postby Tommy Alpha on Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:31 am

tommydski wrote:
holmes wrote:fugazi border on annoying and vagualy fascist ironically.

:?:


For reals. WTF?
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Postby Piasek on Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:32 am

easy, the jesus lizard wins, cause they're one of the best bands ever. their live performances were so sweet. i don't like fugazi so much.
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Postby Ike on Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:54 am

Fugazi never made an outright BAD album (not even a marginal album, at that), and Jesus Lizard made two marginal records (Shot and Blue).

Fugazi. By literally a hair.

This was the toughest one yet, though! Fuckin' a Marsupialized!

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Postby chairman_hall on Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:02 am

Jesus Lizard win this poll by virtue of the fact they are the greatest band of all time.

The first three LPs they put out slay anything and everything. Each component of the band is so good individually and as a totality. Each of these albums also gets better the more you listen to them. You notice something new on every listen.

I listened to Slave Ship on my iPod this morning and I'm pretty sure there is some weird ambient backdrop soundtrack to the main track that I have only just noticed?
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Postby Piasek on Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:10 am

chairman_hall wrote:I listened to Slave Ship on my iPod this morning and I'm pretty sure there is some weird ambient backdrop soundtrack to the main track that I have only just noticed?


yeah. on last 30 seconds of the song, right?
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