Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Best known as: Influential punk rockers
Fugazi, formed in Washington, D. C. in 1987, is Ian MacKaye (guitar and vocals, b. 16 April 1962), Joe Lally (bass, b. 3 December 1963), Brendan Canty (drums, b. 9 March 1966) and Guy Picciotto (guitar, b. 17 September 1965). They recorded several records on their own label, Dischord Records, and their straight-ahead, punk-inspired rock and dedication to touring earned them a national audience by the end of the 1980s. Fugazi is equally well-known for their anti-corporate politics, and for their steadfast refusal to charge big money for their performances. Their albums include 13 Songs (1988), Repeater (1989), In On The Kill Taker (1992), End Hits (1998) and The Argument (2001).
The band name comes from a military acronym that stands for "Fouled Up, Got Ambushed, Zipped In,” a term denoting a bad situation… In 1998 they made a documentary movie with Jem Cohen called Instrument, a collection of interviews and rehearsal and concert footage.
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