And there's never so much seething
That it can't be disarmed
Repeater is the debut album by American Post-Hardcore outfit Fugazi, released April 19, 1990 - later bundled with the previous 3 Songs EP (Repeater + 3 Songs) a month later. As expected of a hardcore album, the concepts explored centre around greed, violence, sexuality, privacy, drug abuse and death.
- "Turnover" (4:16)
- "Repeater" (3:01)
- "Brendan #1" (2:32)
- "Merchandise" (2:59)
- "Blueprint" (3:52)
- "Sieve-Fisted Fiend" (3:24)
- "Greed" (1:47)
- "Two Beats Off" (3:28)
- "Styrofoam" (2:34)
- "Reprovisional" (2:18)
- "Shut the Door" (4:49)
- Brendan Canty - drums
- Joe Lally - bass
- Ian MacKaye - guitar, piano, vocals
- Guy Picciotto - guitar, vocals
Shut the door so these tropes can leave:
- Face on the Cover: More like Guy's legs entangled around the mic stand and wires.
- Harsh Vocals: As is their wont.
- Indecipherable Lyrics: It's hard to discern what Picciotto's saying.
- Instrumental: "Brendan #1": named after Brendan's prominent drumming featured in the song.
- Lyrical Dissonance: Averted, most of the subject matter fits with the instrumentation.
- Mohs Scale of Lyrical Hardness: 5-7. "Shut the Door" probably being the most intense song off the album.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: 7. This isn't their heaviest album, but it's, nevertheless, pretty high on the spectrum.
- Shout-Out: The album's title is a reference to Revolver.
- Vocal Tag Team: Both Ian MacKaye and Guy Picciotto sing. They often do backing vocals for each other, too.