| September, 1989|
Ted Niceley, John Loder
| Inner Ear Studios and Southern Studios, June and December, 1988|
Punk rock, Post-hardcore, Indie rock, Post-punk, Art punk
Fugazi albums, Post-punk albums
13 Songs is a compilation of all the songs from the American post-hardcore band Fugazi's first two EPs. It was released in September 1989.
The EPs compiled were Fugazi (1988), which was recorded at Inner Ear Studios in June 1988 with Ted Niceley & Don Zientara, and Margin Walker (1989), which was recorded in December 1988 at Southern Studios in London with John Loder handling production duties.
The EPs had been on Ian MacKaye's Dischord Records as numbers 30 and 35, respectively. 13 Songs was number 36. A remastered version was released in February 2003.
13 Songs is Fugazi's most successful release, with total worldwide sales over 3 million.
In 2005, 13 Songs was ranked 29 in Spin's "100 Greatest Albums, 1985-2005". NME ranked it #284 in their list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" in 2014. Paste ranked it at #57 on their list of "The 80 Best Albums of the 1980s".
"Waiting Room" was featured on The Wildhearts covers album Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before Vol 1. Atom & His Package has recorded a cover of the song. It has also been played live by the Red Hot Chili Peppers during the mid-1990s, Billy Talent, and TV on the Radio. Chimera used "Waiting Room" in their composition 'My Guitar Hangs Itself'. Both MC Lars and Girl Talk have sampled the song on their tracks "No Logo" and "Let It Out" respectively. The song is also frequently played at Washington Redskins football games at FedEx Field.
Pearl Jam covered "Suggestion" in various concerts in the early 1990s, usually as a tag to another song or an improvised jam, most notably on the song "Saying No".
(Lead vocals in parentheses)Guy Picciotto – guitar, vocals
Ian MacKaye – guitar, vocals
Brendan Canty – drums
Joe Lally – bass
Edward Janney – Popsloppy guitar on "Provisional"
Ted Niceley – producer on tracks 1-7
Fugazi – producer on tracks 1-7
Don Zientara – engineer on tracks 1-7
John Loder – producer, engineer on tracks 8-13
Paul Gadd – engineer on tracks 8-13
Glen E. Friedman – Inner front cover photo
Adam Cohen – Traycard photo
Bert Queiroz – Back photo
Kurt Sayenga – graphics
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