Guy Picciotto is a member of the legendary Washington D.C. band Fugazi. Picciotto initially made his mark on punk history back in the mid-80s when he formed the hugely influential but short-lived post-hardcore band Rites of Spring. He came over to Daniel Ralston’s apartment to discuss his early days in Rites of Spring, the self-consciousness he felt while being onstage without a guitar during his early years with Fugazi and the offers to license their songs for use in commercials. He also discusses the “ice cream eating motherfuckers,” what it’s like when the four members of Fugazi get together now, and hanging from that basketball hoop.
Photo: Joshua Taneer 1998, Fugazi Live Series
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