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Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

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Minutemen vs. Fugazi

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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby zom-zom on Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:32 pm

In most Punk Rock Cases such as this the former wins over the latter. Almost always.
And this is no exception. Shit, I saw The Minutmen wipe the floor with 1982 or thereabouts Black Flag. Wiped that floor good with them. And they wiped the floor with us when we played with them. Always with the wiping.
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby windofpain on Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:08 pm

i am the smud wrote:Fugazi means more to me than the Minutemen ever will. The Minutemen, they bore me. There's not enough variety to what they do, it all kind of blends together.

*waits for windofpain to say some variation of "Fugazi sux Minutemen rule"*



ian was nothing without lyle preslars guitar backing up his nonsense lyrics, fugazi made a shitload of boring toothless records and the minutemen never made a bad record. no members of the minutemen ever were involved in anything as gay as rites of spring
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby zom-zom on Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:12 pm

And I must say that I have seen Fugazi do several mind-blowingly awesome rock shows too. Just a different thing man.
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby i am the smud on Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:32 pm

windofpain wrote:
i am the smud wrote:Fugazi means more to me than the Minutemen ever will. The Minutemen, they bore me. There's not enough variety to what they do, it all kind of blends together.

*waits for windofpain to say some variation of "Fugazi sux Minutemen rule"*



ian was nothing without lyle preslars guitar backing up his nonsense lyrics, fugazi made a shitload of boring toothless records and the minutemen never made a bad record. no members of the minutemen ever were involved in anything as gay as rites of spring


Oh, predictable you

Your criticism of Ian is dumb enough not to deserve serious contemplation.

Toothless? How in fucks name can you call a song like "23 Beats Off" toothless? I can accept other criticisms of Fugazi, but calling them "toothless" is just lazy.

And you are forgetting that The Minutemen made "Project: Mersh". That album sucks. So does Minuteflag, which they were partly responsible for

And Rites Of Spring ruled.
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby noise&light on Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:57 pm

Minutemen.

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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby Awesome_Komodo on Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:13 pm

i am the smud wrote:And Rites Of Spring ruled.
You are aware of the existence of this thread, right?
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby Hēi Méiguī De Qǐyì on Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:18 pm

The Minutemen had a much broader vocabulary literally and musically, the songwriting was more evocative and inspiring...Fugazi developed a root sound and explored it, tweaked it a little bit over the course of their career but never approached the diversity of idioms the Mintumen had in their arsenal. The Minutemen had an intransigent sense of rebellion which they illustrated in poetic, personal, subjective and even surrealistic terms, Fugazi exercised a stentorian sense of rebellion-as-reproach in didactic, [self-] righteous rigor and rhetoric.

I would never call Fugazi toothless but I would call them out as nearly humorless, which The Minutemen were most certainly not. That being said I saw Fugazi like 6 times. Came just a hair too late for D. Boon, rest his soul.
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby i am the smud on Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:23 pm

Fugazi developed a root sound and explored it, tweaked it a little bit over the course of their career but never approached the diversity of idioms the Minutemen had in their arsenal.


This doesn't make sense to me. 13 Songs and The Argument sound like they could have been recorded by two different bands.
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby pibler on Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:26 pm

I never really had much of an emotional response to the Minutemen, just more of a solid admiration. Regarding Fugazi albums commented on, I think Steady Diet of Nothing is excellent... while End Hits feels flaccid. If I had to choose one, I guess I would cast my vote for the Margin Walker EP.

Saw Fugazi on every tour since Repeater and every show was probably the best show of that year for me. Unfortunately, I never got to see the Minutemen, just Firehose who didn't quite juice me up.

Fugazi wins... although I do agree Guy can be a whiny lil bitch
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby Hēi Méiguī De Qǐyì on Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:27 pm

How many Fugazi songs rely on the distorted Gibson octave, or the sorta post Gang Of Four minimalist single line riff?
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby i am the smud on Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:34 pm

Hēi Méiguī De Qǐyì wrote:How many Fugazi songs rely on the distorted Gibson octave, or the sorta post Gang Of Four minimalist single line riff?


That's awfully reductive, that's like asking "How many Martin Scorsese movies revolve around Italian American men with intimacy issues?".
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby FuzzBob on Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:55 pm

This poll is like choosing a parent.
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby Trey on Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:06 pm

Minutemen. I listen to at least a few songs off double nickels every week still. Pretty unfuckwithable.
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby Hēi Méiguī De Qǐyì on Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:10 pm

I dunno, I love Fugazi. I'm just sayin there are more things that can be done with a guitar.. I was in Chi a few months back and saw a Minutemen tribute show, it was awesome, double bill w/ the Husker Dudes (I think) which was cool as well but all they did was New Day Rising, nothing off Zen Arcade. I learned how to play guitar listening to The Minutemen and the other SST greats, it's in my plasma.
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby windofpain on Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:40 pm

i am the smud wrote:And Rites Of Spring ruled.


guy picciotto singing about his feelings over some of the worst guitar parts ever just gets me so hot and bothered, thanks for springboarding the most offensively awful sub-genre of punk guys

project: mersh is a perfectly fine record and minuteflag is a bunch of nonsense, but isn't nearly as offensive as say, embrace

both bands had their ethos and stuck to them, i guess thats pretty cool.
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby STF on Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:22 pm

I like certain Fugazi songs better than any Minutemen song, but overall I like Minutemen better.
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby Andrew. on Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:24 pm

The Minutemen are more important (and deeper and more radical, politically, too), but I've spent way more time listening to Fugazi (they've meant more to me). So if I were editing some kind of punk anthology I'd definitely privilege the Minutemen, but in terms of my own little life I'd vote Fugazi.
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby gjp on Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:59 am

Both bands mean a whole lot to me.

Minutemen.
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby swelters on Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:23 am

Fugazi for sure. They're just a more important band to me
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Re: Thunderdome: Minutemen vs. Fugazi

Postby jimmy two hands on Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:12 pm

Fugazi was very important to me in my younger more formative years. But the Minutemen are more important to me now. Though, Fugazi did not make a single bad album. The Minutemen made Three Way Tie for Last, which is not very good. Still, Minutemen. High school would have been better had I heard of them.
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