song: Facet Squared
album: In On The Killtaker
The title of this perfect album opener had always interested me, and with it's math reference made it perfect for the game. Facet is an acronym from the anti-nationalist lyrics, "flags are such ugly things." Fasut changed to an actual word and squared for emphasis.
Ian MacKaye started a punk band (Teen Idles) in late 70s Washington, DC before moving onto hardcore (Minor Threat, "straight edge" originates here with Ian) then "emocore"
with Embrace. In 1987, with bassist Joe Lally and Rites of Spring drummer, Brendan Canty they formed Fugazi. Former Rites of Spring singer Guy (french pronunciation) Piccotto would eventually join, first as a dancer/vocalist before adding a second guitar to the mix. In the 90s, with everyone and their dog signing to a major label after Nirvana's success, Fugazi stuck to their guns and independent spirit never even entertaining the idea of signing to a major label, releasing their CDs on Ian's Dischord records, and keeping ticket prices under $10 for their shows. After the 2001 album The Argument Fugazi went on hiatus.
12 - The Crow, comfortably numb, histery, Adam
8 - SilverPersian, Shvedbarilescu
7 - AdeyC, Beat
6 - ArturJFC
4 - TennisFan102
2 - Perun
0 - 11/22
I was leading the game until the last few voters let me down. This was very surprising to me, as I thought I wouldn't even make it out of the semis. I thought the song was too aggressive. And with all the talk of people not even knowing who Fugazi were I wasn't sure how that would work out for votes.