Sunday, May 1, 2011
Over at Pitchfork, there is some speculation that Fugazi may one day reunite to bring their singular brand of sonic awesomeness to the masses. Well, I think it's a very remote possibility when Ian MacKaye says,
"It is entirely possible that we will play again, and it's also possible that we won't. We have the desire to play, but there's a geographical issue. Joe [Lally, bassist] currently lives in Rome, and that makes it hard to practice. There's also a time issue. Everyone is super busy. You've got to remember that when Fugazi was actually working we usually practiced five days a week from four to six hours a day." (This was taken from a great interview with Mackaye on Approaching Oblivion).
He goes onto say "we would only play music together if we wanted to play music together and the time allowed it." If the will to play was there, I imagine the only thing I think going in our favour for a Fugazi return is that the righteous burn of their politics might be spurned into action given recent events both in the US and worldwide. I can't point fingers at US politics being anymore crazy than the Australian brand which has its own unique racism, hardline conservative ideologies and crazy people but Donald Trump, what the fuck was that about? Oh right. Anyhow, if there is any positive by-product of all this crazy political shit going on, please let it be a Fugazi reunion.