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300%_Density
06-19-2010, 07:46 PM
Got this off of toolnavy.com that was updating from the show. All I've gotta say is wow......wow......

Third Eye :rocker:
Jambi
(-) Ions
Extended Stinkfist
Vicarious w/ jam intro
Eon Blue Apocalypse
The Patient :rocker:
Intolerance :rocker:
Schism (extended)
46 & 2
*Intermission*
Lateralus (extended)
Aenima

Wow best Tool setlist I've seen in as long as I can remember. The visuals were even more impressive from what I have been reading. 6 more days!!!!

CapnAwesome
06-19-2010, 07:55 PM
Holy...Shit...

MPF
06-19-2010, 08:20 PM
DAMN!

I guess that's what happens when you don't mix up the setlist for a couple years, on the next tour you really give the fans something badass.

I can't wait for a bootleg of this show to pop up!

Magson13
06-19-2010, 08:35 PM
12 songs..... Seems like a huge ripoff for all the money they're charging.

CapnAwesome
06-19-2010, 08:39 PM
12 songs..... Seems like a huge ripoff for all the money they're charging.

Seen them two times, both tickets I paid were worth every penny. It's not all about the music, the stage performance, the visuals, etc. The whole experience is amazing. And this set list is amazing, and definitely worth it

Pastulio_
06-19-2010, 09:01 PM
12 songs..... Seems like a huge ripoff for all the money they're charging.

Cause it'd be a total rip off if Pink Floyd only played Animals in full and Echoes am i rite? That's like 6 songs!

Skinny Juice
06-19-2010, 09:12 PM
Third Eye
The one tour I failed to get tickets to because Red Rocks sold out. I hate my life.

300%_Density
06-19-2010, 09:12 PM
Seeing Tool live really isn't about the # of songs that are actually played. On the extended jams that usually adds several more minutes onto songs that are already anywhere from like 7-10 minute songs. And then intro's to other songs adds on more time as well.

Even though I love Unearth. It's really not the same thing as when they headline and only play 12 songs and it only lasts maybe 70 minutes at the most. I love them but 12 songs of only 3-5 minute songs wouldn't cut it. And that is the only time a comparison of Tool & Unearth will be used. I know other bands do that too but that's what I could think of from personal experience. Still speechless!!!!

26th Row On The Floor!!! In KC Can't Wait

bt11763
06-19-2010, 09:13 PM
Third Eye :rocker:


FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

AND AS AN OPENER? WHAT THE MOTHER FUCK??!?!?! :mad:
:boohoo:

DethMaiden
06-19-2010, 09:21 PM
Damn, that is a killer set. Had a great time in 2006 but didn't think I'd ever see them again because of the price, but I'd gladly drop another 60 bucks to see this. I mean, Intolerance? Fuck, you sold me.

Elazarus
06-19-2010, 10:57 PM
Damn, I was expecting to see the usual order of songs when I clicked on this link, but this has totally shocked me and got me quite excited (Third Eye is my favourite Tool song ever). I really hope they come do a UK tour soon!

This has got to be the best setlist I've read since Coachella '99!

TBM
06-20-2010, 12:56 AM
I was expecting more unusual songs because they're gonna make a new album soon and don't have to promote 10,000 days anymore but Third Eye as the opener... yeah!!!

ShatteredFlame
06-20-2010, 05:54 AM
Third Eye....other than that, standard setlist =/

CapnAwesome
06-20-2010, 06:02 AM
Third Eye....other than that, standard setlist =/

Cause they play The Patient and Intolerance at every show...

JLRedWing13
06-20-2010, 10:57 AM
Next year needs to get here so they can finally get their asses up here.

ShatteredFlame
06-20-2010, 04:07 PM
Cause they play The Patient and Intolerance at every show...

Intolerance isn't even that great. And 2 songs make up for the rest of the same songs they've been playing for years? How about Ticks & Leeches, Pushit, Right in Two, Disposition/Reflection/Triad, and Wings.

Indestructible
06-20-2010, 04:12 PM
They should play Sober

300%_Density
06-20-2010, 04:41 PM
Intolerance isn't even that great. And 2 songs make up for the rest of the same songs they've been playing for years? How about Ticks & Leeches, Pushit, Right in Two, Disposition/Reflection/Triad, and Wings.

They've been doing Wings & Right in Two on 10k Days tour for last couple of years, read that they won't ever do Ticks & Leeches b/c Maynard almost blew his voice out recording that song. Not sure if I ever heard they even do D/R/T that often. Will agree w/ you on Pushit tho.

ShatteredFlame
06-20-2010, 06:20 PM
Yeah I know they like have never done Ticks & Leeches. One can always dream :(

Tool is capable of pulling surprises. The set on Salival is proof of that. Just in their last couple of tours it just seems like they have out grown that or something, its a shame.

jhdeity
06-21-2010, 06:01 AM
Yeah I know they like have never done Ticks & Leeches. One can always dream :(

Tool is capable of pulling surprises. The set on Salival is proof of that. Just in their last couple of tours it just seems like they have out grown that or something, its a shame.

They actually have. I have a mp3 of it. Intolerance is incredible to see. Hopefully they start mixing it up and play Jerk Off. One of the best live songs i've ever heard by ANY band

ADD
06-21-2010, 09:04 AM
That's cool wish there were more deviations from the norm but you can't go wrong with Third Eye and Intolerance

Natrlhi
06-21-2010, 09:19 AM
Wow...five songs from Aenima, four from Lateralus, arguably the best two songs from 10,000 Days and one semi-rare but awesome gem from Undertow, and yet we still have people bitching. Why am I not surprised, though? :wallbang:

And to whomever said the set list was short for the money they are charging...get a clue, bro! First of all, these songs are quite long - any real fan would know that (or maybe this person is just lurking and posting randomly once in a while when they think they have something smart to say?). The official combined album length of the songs in this set is nearly eighty minutes long. Add a few minutes for the multiple extended versions that were played, take away a few because (-) Ions is four minutes long on album and they probably don't play the full length version live, and you still have nearly a ninety-minute set!

Not to mention that twelve songs is longer than the set they were playing in 2007 & 2008 (typical was eight to ten). Even if you combine Eon Blue Apocalypse / The Patient and don't consider (-) Ions as a full track (which are both reasonable assumptions), this set is still ten songs long, which is at the very minimum a standard length set for Tool in terms of the number of songs.

The bottom line is - any way you slice it - there is nothing at all wrong with either the length of this set, nor the albums that are represented - and ticket prices haven't gone up any more than they normally are for Tool either, so...whatever. Go listen to your Disturbed and Mudvayne CD's and pretend that they are metal if you don't like this set. :rolleyes:

Anyway, I noticed several other comments that could use some clarification, too. Somebody said something about the last two songs being an encore. To the best of my knowledge, Tool doesn't do encores - they simply take a break, remain on stage, and play the last couple of songs that some people consider to be an "encore" as part of the normal set. Maynard has remarked before that he thinks encores are self-serving, silly drama cooked up by bands (and subsequently expected by fans) to add hype to a show. He and the rest of the band simply prefer to perform to the best of their ability, thank the crowd whole-heartedly when they are done, and exit stage rear - simple.

Then someone said that Third Eye was the only unusual song in this set, but then somebody else jumped in and reminded the first guy about The Patient and Intolerance. The discussion should have ended there, but then the first guy said that Intolerance wasn't even that good (a matter of opinion, which many folks would disagree with, myself and the second guy being just two examples), and then proceeded to suggest about five other songs that should have been played instead (presumably because they are seldom played). However, two of these five (Right in Two, and Wings) have been in the rotation for years - especially Wings (they played it at almost every show!) - so I don't really know what the original poster is even talking about.

A couple of other random clarifcations:

Ticks and Leeches is quite rare, because the vocals are very strenuous (jhdeity has it right).

They did play Sober a handful of times on the last few tours, but it is typically more of a surprise than a regular fixture in the set list.

Tool plays songs in regular rotation "for years" because their album cycle is so long. It's as simple as that. They did make some switches on their tours for 10,000 Days (Right in Two was in and out, same with The Pot, Flood was only played for a while, Sober was thrown in every now and then, etc.), but for the most part, they were promoting the album, so they leaned heavily towards songs from it. What's there not to understand about that?

Anyway, this is a killer set that I would have loved to witness live. Lucky bastards are those who get to see this mini-tour, because I likely won't be among them. :boohoo: :(

mastodon421
06-21-2010, 09:43 AM
This is an amazing setlist. I mean throwing in Third Eye and Intolerance is a great surprise. No complaints from me with the set length or song choices this is pretty much a perfect setlist.

300%_Density
06-21-2010, 11:59 AM
I will just copy and paste what I found on a Tool FAQ. I don't think they've done "Ticks & Leeches" before but the FAQ is fairly old.

Why haven't they played "Ticks & Leeches" live yet?

"All of the songs with lyrics from "Lateralus" have made it onto setlists so far except for this one. Maynard recorded vocals for this song after all the others, and threw his voice out completely for a few days as a result of the screaming. In Oor Magazine (May 2001), he says "the band can hassle me all they want about Ticks & Leeches, I won't do it live. Three weeks it cost me. I couldn't sing a high note."

Either way all correct points. And yes I will edit the "encore" part out b/c yes that is correct they don't do encores.

Bleedmusic
06-21-2010, 01:26 PM
How does the band actually play '(-) Ions' live?

Natrlhi
06-21-2010, 02:04 PM
How does the band actually play '(-) Ions' live?
It's a very long audio sample, basically, played from a computer or keyboard or something like that. In other words, it's basically pre-recorded.

jhdeity
06-21-2010, 03:14 PM
I will just copy and paste what I found on a Tool FAQ. I don't think they've done "Ticks & Leeches" before but the FAQ is fairly old.

Why haven't they played "Ticks & Leeches" live yet?

"All of the songs with lyrics from "Lateralus" have made it onto setlists so far except for this one. Maynard recorded vocals for this song after all the others, and threw his voice out completely for a few days as a result of the screaming. In Oor Magazine (May 2001), he says "the band can hassle me all they want about Ticks & Leeches, I won't do it live. Three weeks it cost me. I couldn't sing a high note."

Either way all correct points. And yes I will edit the "encore" part out b/c yes that is correct they don't do encores.


Enjoy. Nat is right. I think I have 2 different versions of it but it was played more than 5 times I'd be shocked. The wear and tear on his throat is tough. I know one of my copies it's dedicated to someone for their birthday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSJXV0ZJ4JQ

Bleedmusic
06-21-2010, 03:20 PM
It's a very long audio sample, basically, played from a computer or keyboard or something like that. In other words, it's basically pre-recorded.

That's what I thought. I just don't know how it can actually be counted as a song on the set list. I guess it could sound pretty cool if turned up loud and had corresponding visuals that were awesome. We shall see. I am going to the STL show. It's a no smoking venue. Laaaaaaaame.

ShatteredFlame
06-21-2010, 03:35 PM
Hopefully they start mixing it up and play Jerk Off. One of the best live songs i've ever heard by ANY band
Agreed. Great song that is really overlooked.


This might piss people off but am I the only one who thinks Sober is the worst song they have ever written? It is so generic.

And to others: who cares if Right in Two and Wings were played in recent tours, they are better then pretty much every song on this set except Third Eye.

BTW do they play the album version of Third Eye or the Salival one? Both are incredible either way.

jhdeity
06-21-2010, 03:51 PM
Agreed. Great song that is really overlooked.


This might piss people off but am I the only one who thinks Sober is the worst song they have ever written? It is so generic.

And to others: who cares if Right in Two and Wings were played in recent tours, they are better then pretty much every song on this set except Third Eye.

BTW do they play the album version of Third Eye or the Salival one? Both are incredible either way.

We have local cover bands who cover Sober and a few cover Stinkfist. I'd pretty much rather hear ANY Tool song than Sober but that's just me.

The band Deadlock (formerly Burn) used to do Vicarious, Aenima and Eulogy. Man I miss them. The drummer Chris Lembach used to be in Mystic Force and played all 3 songs masterfully. They're going to do a reunion show soon but we'll be lucky to get 1 or 2 Tool songs since they'll be so rusty. They would always open their 2nd set with Eulogy. As much as I love Third Eye i'd still love to see Tool open with Eulogy.

300%_Density
06-21-2010, 05:15 PM
Enjoy. Nat is right. I think I have 2 different versions of it but it was played more than 5 times I'd be shocked. The wear and tear on his throat is tough. I know one of my copies it's dedicated to someone for their birthday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSJXV0ZJ4JQ

Right on. I stand corrected. Granted what I was looking at was last updated back in '01 so alot could happen between then and now. That would be pretty sweet to hear.

DethMaiden
06-21-2010, 07:00 PM
Wow...five songs from Aenima, four from Lateralus, arguably the best two songs from 10,000 Days and one semi-rare but awesome gem from Undertow, and yet we still have people bitching. Why am I not surprised, though? :wallbang:

And to whomever said the set list was short for the money they are charging...get a clue, bro! First of all, these songs are quite long - any real fan would know that (or maybe this person is just lurking and posting randomly once in a while when they think they have something smart to say?). The official combined album length of the songs in this set is nearly eighty minutes long. Add a few minutes for the multiple extended versions that were played, take away a few because (-) Ions is four minutes long on album and they probably don't play the full length version live, and you still have nearly a ninety-minute set!

Not to mention that twelve songs is longer than the set they were playing in 2007 & 2008 (typical was eight to ten). Even if you combine Eon Blue Apocalypse / The Patient and don't consider (-) Ions as a full track (which are both reasonable assumptions), this set is still ten songs long, which is at the very minimum a standard length set for Tool in terms of the number of songs.

The bottom line is - any way you slice it - there is nothing at all wrong with either the length of this set, nor the albums that are represented - and ticket prices haven't gone up any more than they normally are for Tool either, so...whatever. Go listen to your Disturbed and Mudvayne CD's and pretend that they are metal if you don't like this set. :rolleyes:

Anyway, I noticed several other comments that could use some clarification, too. Somebody said something about the last two songs being an encore. To the best of my knowledge, Tool doesn't do encores - they simply take a break, remain on stage, and play the last couple of songs that some people consider to be an "encore" as part of the normal set. Maynard has remarked before that he thinks encores are self-serving, silly drama cooked up by bands (and subsequently expected by fans) to add hype to a show. He and the rest of the band simply prefer to perform to the best of their ability, thank the crowd whole-heartedly when they are done, and exit stage rear - simple.

Then someone said that Third Eye was the only unusual song in this set, but then somebody else jumped in and reminded the first guy about The Patient and Intolerance. The discussion should have ended there, but then the first guy said that Intolerance wasn't even that good (a matter of opinion, which many folks would disagree with, myself and the second guy being just two examples), and then proceeded to suggest about five other songs that should have been played instead (presumably because they are seldom played). However, two of these five (Right in Two, and Wings) have been in the rotation for years - especially Wings (they played it at almost every show!) - so I don't really know what the original poster is even talking about.

A couple of other random clarifcations:

Ticks and Leeches is quite rare, because the vocals are very strenuous (jhdeity has it right).

They did play Sober a handful of times on the last few tours, but it is typically more of a surprise than a regular fixture in the set list.

Tool plays songs in regular rotation "for years" because their album cycle is so long. It's as simple as that. They did make some switches on their tours for 10,000 Days (Right in Two was in and out, same with The Pot, Flood was only played for a while, Sober was thrown in every now and then, etc.), but for the most part, they were promoting the album, so they leaned heavily towards songs from it. What's there not to understand about that?

Anyway, this is a killer set that I would have loved to witness live. Lucky bastards are those who get to see this mini-tour, because I likely won't be among them. :boohoo: :(

Christ, man. Tool should be cutting you a paycheck for the defending you do on here. :lol:

And as psyched as I am at the presence of Third Eye, Aenima is actually my least favorite Tool album.

mankvill
06-21-2010, 07:24 PM
I haven't said a damn word in this thread yet!

Proud of me, Nat?

SomewhereInTime72
06-21-2010, 07:47 PM
Opening with Third Eye is fucking awesome.

Natrlhi
06-21-2010, 08:14 PM
Christ, man. Tool should be cutting you a paycheck for the defending you do on here. :lol:Agreed. :money:

And as psyched as I am at the presence of Third Eye, Aenima is actually my least favorite Tool album.WRONG. The correct order is: Lateralus / Aenima / 10,000 Days / Undertow / Opiate. If your opinion differs, then you are wrong. :Maddox:

I haven't said a damn word in this thread yet!

Proud of me, Nat?Yes. :finger:

Opening with Third Eye is fucking awesome.Correct. :party:

So is the inclusion of Intolerance anywhere in the set. That's the best fucking song on Undertow, in my opinion (in other words, it is a fact :D).

By the way, Undertow ranks fourth, but it still rocks balls.

(All TOOL albums) >>> (all the black and death metal shit you guys listen to around here) :lol:

I'd pretty much rather hear ANY Tool song than Sober but that's just me.Meh. It's OK, but I would agree that it's way less interesting than a lot of their other stuff. Straight 4/4 time signature...pretty conventional for them.

Still, the bass line is kind of a classic thing of beauty, ya gotta admit. :bowdown:

As much as I love Third Eye i'd still love to see Tool open with Eulogy.A-fucking-men. Love that song. There used to be a TOOL cover band called Truage from Akron, OH who were excellent at what they did, and they played Eulogy exceptionally well. :fist:

Skinny Juice
06-21-2010, 09:25 PM
It's crazy to think TOOL has maintained their edge and popularity, even though they've been a band for 20+ years. That is unreal to me. They are quietly one of the top bands in the world, able to maintain their die-hard fans while still gaining new fans and popularity all the time. They are like a modern-day Pink Floyd in my eyes.

p.s. Natrlhi is $ money.

DethMaiden
06-21-2010, 10:19 PM
WRONG. The correct order is: Lateralus / Aenima / 10,000 Days / Undertow / Opiate. If your opinion differs, then you are wrong. :Maddox:


Alright, it's better than Opiate, but I would slide it in behind Undertow and keep the rest of your order the same. It's a good album (duh) but it's not the holy grail of Tool for me like it seems it is for a lot of people.

Natrlhi
06-22-2010, 08:21 AM
Alright, it's better than Opiate, but I would slide it in behind Undertow and keep the rest of your order the same. It's a good album (duh) but it's not the holy grail of Tool for me like it seems it is for a lot of people.
Fair enough. Honestly, I don't "want" to like Aenima as much as I do - it's just that it has so many essential songs on it for me that I can't help but rank it just above 10,000 Days (which is very close, in my opinion). Songs such as Stinkfist, 46 & 2 and Aenema are true classics, while songs like Third Eye, Eulogy and H. are also all-time faves of mine as well. Too much good shit on that album. :rocker:

SomewhereInTime72
06-22-2010, 08:29 AM
Yeah, call me cliche or whatever, but Aenima is by far my favorite Tool album. Lateralus comes kinda close though, I guess.

Natrlhi
06-22-2010, 09:08 AM
Yeah, call me cliche or whatever, but Aenima is by far my favorite Tool album. Lateralus comes kinda close though, I guess.

You are a cliche.

And you are wrong.

;)

CapnAwesome
06-22-2010, 09:59 AM
Lateralus is so good that I have to listen to the other albums more because I can't handle Lateralus' awesomeness on the reg. Yes I just said "on the reg".

DethMaiden
06-22-2010, 10:32 AM
Fair enough. Honestly, I don't "want" to like Aenima as much as I do - it's just that it has so many essential songs on it for me that I can't help but rank it just above 10,000 Days (which is very close, in my opinion). Songs such as Stinkfist, 46 & 2 and Aenema are true classics, while songs like Third Eye, Eulogy and H. are also all-time faves of mine as well. Too much good shit on that album. :rocker:

Want to hear some more blasphemy? My favorite song on Aenima is definitely "Hooker With a Penis."

toolfansat
06-22-2010, 10:41 AM
As far as I'm concerned, Lateralus = Aenima. My $.03

Natrlhi
06-22-2010, 10:43 AM
Want to hear some more blasphemy?Not really, no.

My favorite song on Aenima is definitely "Hooker With a Penis."Ugh. Fuck.











But seriously, Hooker ain't bad. That almost made my list of Top Ten TOOL songs in the other thread. However, I suspect you like it because of the imagery that the song's title evokes in your mind. I heard you like the weird shit, but that's a little extreme. :D

Oh, and your favorite song from Aenima is Forty-Six & 2. You were mistaken just there. :nonono: ;)

DethMaiden
06-22-2010, 10:45 AM
Not really, no.

Ugh. Fuck.









:D

But seriously, Hooker ain't bad. That almost made my list of Top Ten TOOL songs in the other thread. However, I suspect you like it because of the imagery that the song's title evokes in your mind. I heard you like the weird shit, but that's a little extreme. ;)

Oh, and your favorite song from Aenima is Forty-Six & 2. You were mistaken just there. :nonono:

Forty-Six & 2 is either my second or third favorite depending on how I feel about Third Eye that day. But yeah...I really just love the rockin' kind of vibe of Hooker that a lot of that album lacks in my opinion. And the lyrics are pretty great too. Title, nah. ;)

Natrlhi
06-22-2010, 10:57 AM
And the lyrics are pretty great too. Title, nah. ;)Whatever you say. ;)

Nah, but the title and the lyrics are awesome. My interpretation has always been that Maynard is saying that he may be the hooker who's selling himself to make a record, but he's actually the one doing the fucking because the kid in question bought it. I love all of TOOL's lyrics - they are so scathing and angry, yet so true at the same time. It's why I love songs like The Pot and Vicarious so much. :fist:

smearCampaign
06-22-2010, 11:17 AM
Grabbed a pair of tickets last night when I saw the set list.

This will be my first show as a resident of Austin. Kicking things off with a bang.

Natrlhi
06-22-2010, 11:32 AM
^ Happy for you. :mad: Really. :bouville:

...and you fuckers get SXSW, too. I officially do not like you anymore.

You might be able to change this by posting an accurate set list. Maybe. ;)

RustinPeace1113
06-22-2010, 11:39 AM
Dude, I paid 85 dollars to see them in Fairfax, Va last summer, and all I got to see was the same shit I saw 3 times on the 10,000 Days tour (plus Flood and minus Wings pt.1 & 2.) I'm so fucking jealous that this tour isn't coming close to me.

SomewhereInTime72
06-22-2010, 11:46 AM
Want to hear some more blasphemy? My favorite song on Aenima is definitely "Hooker With a Penis."

SHUT UP










and buy my new record

Natrlhi
06-22-2010, 11:52 AM
Dude, I paid 85 dollars to see them in Fairfax, Va last summer, and all I got to see was the same shit I saw 3 times on the 10,000 Days tourWell you should have done your homework, then. How is this our problem?


I'm so fucking jealous that this tour isn't coming close to me.Is it just me, or does this not make any sense?


You puzzle me, son.

jhdeity
06-22-2010, 02:00 PM
I know I'm in the minority but I love Opiate. 2 of my 5 favorite tool songs are on that album. I'll never forget the day I drove to the last "true" record store in MD and I couldn't leave without buying something. I had to justify my 50 min drive so I grabbed Prong - Force Fed and Tool - Opiate for $5.99 and $3.99 respectively. Not sure I've ever spent a better $10 clams in my life.

I only bought Opiate because of the song titles. Opiate, Jerk-off and I actually thought Hush might be a Deep Purple cover and if I didn't like it I could sell it back next week for $2.

I remember Sweat being ok for the 1st half then where the guitar solo normally is there was this incredible drum lick that I immediately loved.

Hush cam on and it was the story of my life. I have no filter. Whatever I think comes out of my trap so those lyrics really had special meaning to me.

Wasn't fond of Part of Me really but when Cold and Ugly kicked in with "Throw that Bob Marley wanna-be Mother Fucker outta here" YEEAHHHHHHHHHHH! I knew I was gonna like the song. The time changes and intricate drumming had me hooked instantly. I knew then that Danny Carey was one of the best drummers I would ever hear.

Then came the 2 best back-to-back songs in the history of music to me. The anger, passion and emotion of Jerk-off is like nothing I had or still have ever heard. It is my favorite song of all time and probably will be until the day I die. Anger is a gift and that is the most angry song ever penned.

When Jerk-Off ends with "SHOOT YOU IN YOUR FUCKING HEAD!" going right into those beautiful chords of Opiate and the incredibly relatable lyrics that come next, it's mind-blowing to me. The emotional rollercoaster of those 2 songs is pure genius. I knew I was a huge Tool fan instantly and was surprised to find that was their 1st album. It struck me as more of a polished EP. A few weeks later Undertow came out and Tool blew up. I'm so glad I got to see them on that Tour and got to hear virtually all of Opiate live at that show.

For that reason alone I'd have to rate the Tool albums:

1) Aenima
2) Lateralus
3) Opiate
4) Undertow
5) 10K Years

As much as I love Vicarious and Right in Two I haven't had 10K Years engulf me like the others have. The Pot, Jambi & Rosetta Stoned are all solid but after hearing them live several times I like them but they don't possess me like some other Tool songs do.

46&2, Eulogy, Stinkfist, Hooker, Aenima & 3rd Eye all on the same cd with other solid songs H, Jimmy and Pushit. Masterpiece! Most bands go their entire career and don't write that many incredible songs and they're all on the same cd.

All Hail Tool!

CapnAwesome
06-22-2010, 02:15 PM
I'm so glad I got to see them on that Tour and got to hear virtually all of Opiate live at that show.

1st, I hate you, that's awesome


5) 10K Years

2nd, 10K Days

3rd... Rosetta Stoned is probably one of the best songs they've ever written, and that's why 10K Days is special to me. Anyone who saw them on their 2007-2009 tour cycle can vouch for me that it was one of the better performances of the show....I would hope...

jhdeity
06-22-2010, 04:22 PM
1st, I hate you, that's awesome




2nd, 10K Days

3rd... Rosetta Stoned is probably one of the best songs they've ever written, and that's why 10K Days is special to me. Anyone who saw them on their 2007-2009 tour cycle can vouch for me that it was one of the better performances of the show....I would hope...

That is funny. My bad.

Yeah I saw tool 3 times on the last round of Touring and I wish I heard a great version of Rosetta Stoned but I didn't. Maybe my expectations were too high.

The 1st time the vocals were so low I thought they were doing an extended version until I heard him say E motherfucking T. 2nd time it was similar. 3rd time the vocals were louder but it still wasn't a highlight until the last 3 minutes for me.

I think for that song to really work live they have to really mix the vocals high. The drums sounded incredible but the guitar was drowning out the vocals. Not that I ever saw them at a great venue though.