How did Fugazi get the band name - Nam - Mark BakerAmerican punk rock band from Washington DC.

Band member Ian MacKaye says the name was derived from the book Nam, written by Mark Baker. In that book the author describes a situation that was typified by a Vietnam veteran as Fugazi.

Fugazi is an acronym that would stand for Fucked Up, Got Ambushed, Zipped In.

According to military sources however this explanation is completely off the mark and a mix up is assumed with Fubar (Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition).

Fugazi also seems to be American/Italian slang for 'fake'.

See also: Nakatomi Plaza

Active: 1987-2002, USA
Site: http://www.dischord.com/band/fugazi

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