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First Demo

Dischord Records


Released: 17th Nov 2014


lp + download

Released: 17th Nov 2014


Recorded In early January 1988 these 1st fugazi recordings offer alternative versions of classics like ‘waiting room’ alongside previously unreleased material.

Despite the fact that Ian, Joe, & Brendan had been playing together for nearly a year, it was still early days for the band. Guy had only been a full member of Fugazi for a few months & only sang lead on one song (‘Break In’). It would be nearly another year before he would start playing guitar with the band. It was decided that the session would be passed out free as cassette copies, with the band actively encouraging people to share the recording. The only song from the demo session that was formally released was ‘In Defense of Humans’, which appeared on the State of the Union compilation in 1989. This release also includes the one song (‘Turn Off Your Guns’) that wasn't included on the original cassette.

First Demo


  1. Waiting Room
  2. Merchandise
  3. Furniture
  4. Song #1
  5. The Word
  6. Bad Mouth
  7. Break-In
  8. Turn Off Your Guns
  9. And the Same
  10. In Defense of Humans
  11. Joe #1