D.C. punk heroes Fugazi, who absolutely belong in the top 10 on your greatest-bands-of-all-time list, are about to release their original demo for the first time, giving it the creative title First Demo. Many of the songs on the demo (including “Merchandise,” which we already posted) would later appear, in more polished form, on later Fugazi releases, though one song, “Turn Off Your Guns,” was never released in any form. And even if you know the songs well, the demo is worth a listen, since it’s a bit of a headfuck to hear something like the iconic bassline intro for “Waiting Room” when it was still in the workshopping stage. Right now, you can stream the whole demo below.
First Demo is out 11/18 on Dischord.