- LP Record (June 12 1995)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Dischord
- ASIN: B000000JPO
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
"Bed For The Scraping" helps to tie this album to its predecessor. This marks one of the more hardcore tracks on this album. Frantic vocals over some tight guitar work.
"Latest Disgrace" starts off with a contrast of speed between the guitar and bass that soon merges into an aggressive assault that occasionally pulls back to let the melody ring clear. Definitely an overlooked track that is very impressive for its diversity.
"Birthday Pony" reveals the band's humorous side that is often overshadowed by their politics and ethics. In this song, they manage to show both their sides as they attack materialism and greed from the point of view of a child.
"Forensic Scene" is one of my favorite Fugazi tracks of all time, as it is amazingly catchy and simultaneously aggressive.Read more ›
One thing that is still in place are the always amazing rhythm section of Joe Lally and Brendan Canty. Both always push the songs perfectly, add a simple but explosive dynamic and even add a little grove to the songs(combination lock). The trademark Ian mishmash vocals are in place and pretty much takes the role of motivator and politcal agenda as usual while Guy still does his trademark squeal with the same emotive feeling and lyrics. What really changes this time around is the way the band approaches songs. Rather then the tight but explosive songs of their early days, the songs on Red Medicine seem as though they were born out of jams and accidents. The feeling of structure that was on earlier work is replaced with a far more relaxed and sometimes humorus enviroment.Read more ›
That aside, this is one of Fugazi's most compelling records; heck, Joe even sings on one of the songs! Read more