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Natrlhi
08-03-2010, 09:09 PM
Venue: Time Warner Cable Amphitheater (formerly Tower City Amphitheater)
Source: Yours Truly


Set list now / gig report later.


PRIMUS
To Defy the Laws of Tradition
Duchess and the Proverbial Mind Spread
Pudding Time :rocker:
Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers :rocker::rocker:
Mrs. Blaileen
Jerry Was a Racecar Driver
De Anza Jig >> MR. KRINKLE :rocker: :eek: :rocker:
Drum Solo / Whamola Jam
Eleven :rocker:
FISTICUFFS!!! :party::rocker::party:
Harold of the Rocks >> Jam (Pink Floyd?) >> Harold of the Rocks
---------------
Encores:
---------------
Over the Falls
John the Fisherman :rocker:
Golden Boy


EDIT: If anyone else was at this show and could tell what that jam was in the middle of "Harold of the Rocks", I would appreciate it. It sounded a lot like Pink Floyd to me, but I could be wrong. According to setlist.fm, they have played "In the Flesh" from "The Wall" on this tour, but that didn't sound like what we heard tonight.

EDIT2: I also gather they've covered Floyd's "Have a Cigar", but that has vocals and this was definitely an instrumental jam, so that's probably not it either. The mystery continues...

jhdeity
08-03-2010, 09:24 PM
Very impressed how they mixed it up. Needs more Cheese though...

Natrlhi
08-03-2010, 09:37 PM
Very impressed how they mixed it up. Needs more Cheese though...Yeah - Jerry, Eleven and Tweekers were the only three, but that was as light on the Cheese as they've gone this tour. Most other shows have had more. But at least they busted out the Soda tonight! I'll take a little less cheese for that version of Mr. Krinkle we heard tonight, plus the North American 2010 debut of FISTIFUCKINGCUFFS!!! :D

mankvill
08-03-2010, 09:52 PM
so did you enjoy the show nat?

DethMaiden
08-03-2010, 09:58 PM
Tell about Gogol Bordello! Did they play Alcohol? You would know.

mankvill
08-03-2010, 10:06 PM
Tell about Gogol Bordello! Did they play Alcohol? You would know.

:barf:

petrovar
08-04-2010, 04:20 AM
Tell about Gogol Bordello! Did they play Alcohol? You would know.

I'm not sure about Alcohol, but Gogol was awesome! :party:

They got about an hour and set the place on fire!

petrovar
08-04-2010, 04:22 AM
Venue: Time Warner Cable Amphitheater (formerly Tower City Amphitheater)
Source: Yours Truly


Set list now / gig report later.


PRIMUS
To Defy the Laws of Tradition
Duchess and the Proverbial Mind Spread
Pudding Time :rocker:
Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers :rocker::rocker:
Mrs. Blaileen
Jerry Was a Racecar Driver
De Anza Jig >> MR. KRINKLE :rocker: :eek: :rocker:
Drum Solo / Whamola Jam
Eleven :rocker:
FISTICUFFS!!! :party::rocker::party:
Harold of the Rocks >> Jam (Pink Floyd?) >> Harold of the Rocks
---------------
Encores:
---------------
Over the Falls
John the Fisherman :rocker:
Golden Boy


EDIT: If anyone else was at this show and could tell what that jam was in the middle of "Harold of the Rocks", I would appreciate it. It sounded a lot like Pink Floyd to me, but I could be wrong. According to setlist.fm, they have played "In the Flesh" from "The Wall" on this tour, but that didn't sound like what we heard tonight.

EDIT2: I also gather they've covered Floyd's "Have a Cigar", but that has vocals and this was definitely an instrumental jam, so that's probably not it either. The mystery continues...

Overall, a very fun and mindblowing show. It was my first time seeing both Primus and Gogol and neither disappointed.

Natrlhi
08-04-2010, 09:05 AM
so did you enjoy the show nat?
What part of "Set list now / gig report later" did you not understand?!? ;)


Tell about Gogol Bordello! Did they play Alcohol? You would know.I actually do not know, because I didn't see them. It wasn't on purpose, it's just that pre-show stuff I needed to do got in the way such that we were only able to make it for Primus. If I was more familiar with their stuff, I may very well have been in a "we can't miss Gogol" kind of mindset, but what I've heard thus far hasn't made me rwally want to dig deeper, so I wasn't really there. I researched the Dead Kenny G's before going to this show as well, and I had some curiosity for them, but it didn't pan out. Oh well.

Natrlhi
08-04-2010, 09:50 AM
So let me start out the official gig report by saying that I got these tickets for only ten bucks, out the door, no fees, from LiveNation. It's the only good experience I've ever had with them. So anyway, based on who this band is and what they mean to me and how long I've been waiting to see them live, there's no way in Satan's good green Earth that I was going to be disappointed here. If I'd only have seen the first three or four songs and the band suddenly disappeared into thin air, I still would have been happy.

The bottom line is, knowing what I know now, I would have GLADLY paid the full price of fifty bucks (ticket price plus fees), to see this show. Hands down. No doubt. Furthermore, if they ever tour again (which I'm sure they will, because the very strong rumor is that there's a new album in the works for release sometime next year), the only thing that will keep me from seeing them is a red light from "The Boss" :nag: - that, or perhaps a herd of wild horses. Maybe. Depends how many there are.

So yeah, I don't even know what to say here. I'm still so jazzed from the experience that I don't know what to type for fear of gushing endlessly and creating a tome here. You guys know how I can be. :D The truth is, this is one of the best shows I have ever seen. Ever.

Besides being eclectic and weird, besides being composed of truly exceptional musicians, besides being heavy as balls (at least at times), and besides all the other things I love about them, these guys are also a jam band at heart. This means that each and every show is a unique experience, and one never knows exactly what one is going to see. This is evidenced by their set lists, which have been morphing quite a bit from show to show.

Speaking of which - perhaps the single most awesome thing about this incredible experience was when they launched into the one song I have been pining away for - one which they had not played yet on this tour...that is, until last night. Yeah, I'm talkin' 'bout Fisticuffs. Holy shit. It's as if my prayers to Les himself had been answered. You should have seen me - I almost lost my fucking mind. You'd have thought I had just won the fucking lottery or something. :D

Not to mention that they also debuted Mrs. Blaileen, one of the better songs from the Punchbowl album, and also played Mr. Krinkle for the first time since the opening show of the tour (in San Francisco - lucky bastards). Those, and Duchess, which has only been played twice so far this tour, plus Laws and Jig, which have only been played once.

Speaking of De Anza Jig, that was another nice surprise. On album, that song is just a silly throwaway track, basically (although it is quite catchy). However, the song comes alive in a live setting, when one sees Les standing up there plucking away at the electric upright bass that looks like the biggest freak of nature of an instrument since Jackie Perez Gratz's awesome electric death cello. As Les strummed and slapped away on that thing, I was transported to a fantasy carnival type of place, inhabited by freaks and geeks the likes of which could only be found at, well, a Primus show. Then, as the song ended, Colonel Claypool reached down and picked up a bow. Right then, I knew we were in for one of Primus's darkest and most evil-sounding songs...the inimitable Mr. Krinkle. Holy shit is that song chilling live. My skin literally crawled (and no, it wasn't from the contact buzz I caught from all the doobage being consumed in mass quantities all around me).

So anyway, anough rambling. You get the point, I'm sure. I enjoyed myself immensely. So did everybody else in attendance, which my brother and I were estimating at somewhere between six or eight thousand, maybe ten. The place was absolutely surreal for ninety minutes. People danced. They pogo-jumped. They threw their hands in the air like they just didn't fucking care. They moshed (holy fuckballs, did they mosh). They crowd surfed. They sang / screamed. They laughed and grinnned from ear to ear. A few passed out or puked. Sorry about the luck of that last bunch - but, the majority of us were treated to one of the best shows I have ever witnessed, and in my case, it was damn near fucking free. And son, you can't beat that shit with a fucking stick. :chair: (or a chair)

To anyone who is on the fence about going to see this tour - perhaps because of the somewhat high ticket price - FUCKING GO. Because you're in one of two boats: either the boat where you've never seen a Primus show before, in which case you're just going to have to trust me (and by the way, I'll just say "You're welcome" and "I told you so" in advance :D) - or you're in the boat where you've actually been to a Primus show, and you know everything I said above is true (and then some) - IN WHICH CASE YOU ALREADY FUCKING KNOW THAT YOU SHOULD FUCKING GO. Either way, you really have no excuse. If you don't like Primus, then I'm not sure why you're reading this in the first place. If you do like Primus - even a little bit - you need to get your fat black ass (or whatever kind of ass you have) out to see this tour. You will NOT regret it. :fist:


P.S. - Satan willing, there will be a few vids up on YouTube soon. I'll let you be surprised as to which songs are covered. :finger:

jhdeity
08-04-2010, 01:51 PM
Cool review man. I really respect your passion and outright obsession for Fisticuffs. That song never possessed me like that but I still enjoy it. I'm more that way over John the Fisherman and 90% of Cheese. I wish they would at least do a Fish On reprise or something. Something about that song just makes me giddy.

Yeah I wouldn't miss these guys for anything if they came around here. When I told people Primus blew U2 off the stage at the Zoo TV tour people looked at me like I was crazy but I knew I was right. That place was electric when Primus played and a fucking tomb with U2 played.

mankvill
08-04-2010, 01:52 PM
natty was a show reviewer
he typed so goddamned fast
he never was the first to post
but he never did post last

davidis138
08-04-2010, 02:43 PM
damn this long wait I have! mr. krinkle?! fisticuffs?! :drool:

DigMySpanky
08-05-2010, 10:21 AM
This is the best setlist I've seen on this tour, not counting the mega-one out west.

Glad you had fun. I'm going again in october.

Natrlhi
08-05-2010, 12:22 PM
natty was a show reviewer
he typed so goddamned fast
he never was the first to post
but he never did post last:lol: You are the BEST.

This is the best setlist I've seen on this tour, not counting the mega-one out west.

Glad you had fun. I'm going again in october.You are correct! :fist:

I'm thinking about trying to convince my wife to go see them in Chicago in October. It's three days before her birthday, and her family ives in Northwest Indiana (about an hour southeast of Chicago). Cross your fingers for me. :D

Natrlhi
08-05-2010, 12:48 PM
By the way, I forgot to talk about merch. They had some pretty kickass shirts on sale, and they were only twenty-five bucks and available in all sorts of colors (most of which were NOT black!) and sizes, including XXL for the Los Muy Grandes Bastardos such as yours truly. :D

I picked me up one that had [a modified version of] this picture:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Dm5qPZ9wn6s/Rkc07wunluI/AAAAAAAAAqw/nN7PmJLR5jY/s320/Primus-Sailing_the_Seas_of_Cheese.jpg

...on the front of one of these:
http://www.buymerchant.net/images/products/secondary/180.jpg

...and on the back it says:

"When some trendy new atrocity has brought you to your knees, come with us we'll sail the Seas of Cheese"

...in bright yellow script letters between the shoulder blades. :fist:

jhdeity
08-05-2010, 01:26 PM
Not sure if anyone noticed but they're doing another "An Evening with Primus" in Vegas coming up. Had I seen it earlier I would have gone for sure. Concerts at The Joint are some of my most memorable shows.

Natrlhi
08-05-2010, 03:54 PM
Cool review man. I really respect your passion and outright obsession for Fisticuffs. That song never possessed me like that but I still enjoy it. I'm more that way over John the Fisherman...I have a sexy little surprise for you right here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtaBALhsrN4)

Front-Row
08-05-2010, 09:40 PM
YEAH ...the Williamsburg Area was ALL retro from back in Wood-Stock Days....selling so Much JUNK on the Sidewalks & Bicycles & MORE Bicycles everywhere U Turn....On Every Meter on Every Sidewalk!!!
And Cops Walking around Giving Out TICKETS for drinking.....
and SCALPERS selling already Scanned Seats!!! The Nerve!! like $45 -$60
So i got there about 7:40PM and analyzed the GATE & the Scanners & found the Weak-Link and Just WALKED Right Thru w/NO TICKET!!
I've Been doing that for MANY Concerts!
You need Finesse & Confidence & PERFECT Timing!!
Hopped over concrete WALL to my Right & was on SIDE of Stage as GOGOL BORDELLO was thanking everybody.....Went BACK to entrance Of Stage from the BACK and saw Members of His Band Exit Stage Left!
and I ENTERED the Back-Stage and was gonna sit by the Speakers but then i thought why not get a spot in the Front-row......
The SMELL of WEED & too Many REAL Young looking Slackers & Preppies !!!
I was trying to get a Breeze & by the 4th song (DAMN TWEEKERS) the PIT Exploded into MAJOR Slamming!! Lots of Sweat & people PUSHING thru to the Front!
GASPING for Fresh Air & Some God-Damn SPACE i realized by Song's End i wound up BACK in the 60th Row!!!
Every-Time I reached to LEAN on Somebody their Shirt Was DRIPPING Sweat & Naked Guys ALL Smelly!!
I should Have STAYED Back-Stage by the Speakers Some-Where!
LES really commented about the Back of Venue & the Sky-Line.
AT one Point they Had Bluesy Guitars & i thought it was DAZED & CONFUSED!
REAL upset about the SHORT Encore......TOO MANY PUPPIES~~~~~~~~
Did get FREE PiZZA & Watermelon Juice & CORN on COB & Ice-Cream when the Vendors were shutting Down at about 10:15PM.
I want to see RHCP & Soundgarden at Chicago Lollapalooza next!

Natrlhi
08-06-2010, 04:49 AM
YEAH ...the Williamsburg Area was ALL retro from back in Wood-Stock Days....selling so Much JUNK on the Sidewalks & Bicycles & MORE Bicycles everywhere U Turn....On Every Meter on Every Sidewalk!!!
And Cops Walking around Giving Out TICKETS for drinking.....
and SCALPERS selling already Scanned Seats!!! The Nerve!! like $45 -$60
So i got there about 7:40PM and analyzed the GATE & the Scanners & found the Weak-Link and Just WALKED Right Thru w/NO TICKET!!
I've Been doing that for MANY Concerts!
You need Finesse & Confidence & PERFECT Timing!!
Hopped over concrete WALL to my Right & was on SIDE of Stage as GOGOL BORDELLO was thanking everybody.....Went BACK to entrance Of Stage from the BACK and saw Members of His Band Exit Stage Left!
and I ENTERED the Back-Stage and was gonna sit by the Speakers but then i thought why not get a spot in the Front-row......
The SMELL of WEED & too Many REAL Young looking Slackers & Preppies !!!
I was trying to get a Breeze & by the 4th song (DAMN TWEEKERS) the PIT Exploded into MAJOR Slamming!! Lots of Sweat & people PUSHING thru to the Front!
GASPING for Fresh Air & Some God-Damn SPACE i realized by Song's End i wound up BACK in the 60th Row!!!
Every-Time I reached to LEAN on Somebody their Shirt Was DRIPPING Sweat & Naked Guys ALL Smelly!!
I should Have STAYED Back-Stage by the Speakers Some-Where!
LES really commented about the Back of Venue & the Sky-Line.
AT one Point they Had Bluesy Guitars & i thought it was DAZED & CONFUSED!
REAL upset about the SHORT Encore......TOO MANY PUPPIES~~~~~~~~
Did get FREE PiZZA & Watermelon Juice & CORN on COB & Ice-Cream when the Vendors were shutting Down at about 10:15PM.
I want to see RHCP & Soundgarden at Chicago Lollapalooza next!Hmmm...this post seems oddly familiar. :rolleyes:

What a coincidence that this bot - er, guy - had the EXACT same experience in Brooklyn (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showpost.php?p=294666&postcount=16).

Still think this guy's post is interesting and original, jhdeity? :lol:

Derelict
08-06-2010, 04:55 AM
Hmmm...this post seems oddly familiar. :rolleyes:

What a coincidence that this bot - er, guy - had the EXACT same experience in Brooklyn (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showpost.php?p=294666&postcount=16).

Still think this guy's post is interesting and original, jhdeity? :lol:

Do a "view all posts by this user"

Natrlhi
08-06-2010, 05:58 AM
Do a "view all posts by this user":lol: Oh, I know...hence my "bot" comment. Obviously this is an automated post type of thing. What kinda funny is how out of those four nearly identical posts, the one that was for the Cleveland show is the one that has the tagline "PRIMUS SUCKS @Brooklyn NYC in Front-Row" and the three posts in the two Brooklyn threads don't reference it at all. :lol:

Natrlhi
08-06-2010, 06:23 AM
Cool review man. I really respect your passion and outright obsession for Fisticuffs. That song never possessed me like that but I still enjoy it. I'm more that way over John the Fisherman...I have a sexy little surprise for you right here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtaBALhsrN4)

damn this long wait I have! mr. krinkle?! fisticuffs?! :drool:...and I have two sexy little surprises for you - right here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbwi7_7xuh4) and right here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29sFoFgAGKo).

daimonos
08-06-2010, 10:02 AM
:lol: Oh, I know...hence my "bot" comment. Obviously this is an automated post type of thing. What kinda funny is how out of those four nearly identical posts, the one that was for the Cleveland show is the one that has the tagline "PRIMUS SUCKS @Brooklyn NYC in Front-Row" and the three posts in the two Brooklyn threads don't reference it at all. :lol:

:lol: he has Primus listed in his favorite bands.

Natrlhi
08-06-2010, 10:16 AM
Here are links to two more videos. Links have already been posted for the other videos I've uploaded.

Tweekers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_9kwsT5CsM&feature=channel

Over the Falls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o21SiQGlCGM&feature=channel

DethMaiden
08-06-2010, 10:30 AM
I tried once again to get into this band thanks to Nat's raving. I respect what you get out of them, but dude, I just can't do it. I get the Clutch comparison, that both bands have their goofy, tongue-in-cheek, and yes, "obnoxious" moments, but when Clutch sing "Oo ee oo ah ah B-I-N-G-O, oo ee oo ah ah E-I-E-I-O", the delivery is Neil's awesome roar, and the music behind it fucking rocks harder than balls. I feel like Primus wants to be weird, so Les decided to make the instruments and his voice sound as weird as possible. And it is weird, he succeded. But it's just not fun to listen to for me, at all. Sorry Natty, I tried. :(

Natrlhi
08-06-2010, 11:05 AM
I tried once again to get into this band thanks to Nat's raving. I respect what you get out of them, but dude, I just can't do it. I get the Clutch comparison, that both bands have their goofy, tongue-in-cheek, and yes, "obnoxious" moments, but when Clutch sing "Oo ee oo ah ah B-I-N-G-O, oo ee oo ah ah E-I-E-I-O", the delivery is Neil's awesome roar, and the music behind it fucking rocks harder than balls. I feel like Primus wants to be weird, so Les decided to make the instruments and his voice sound as weird as possible. And it is weird, he succeded. But it's just not fun to listen to for me, at all. Sorry Natty, I tried. :(Yeah, I can respect that. I've said it many times before - you either love PRIMUS or you hate 'em - there's really no in between. You're right, Clutch hits you very differently than PRIMUS does, and that is most definitely by design. Having said this, I don't particularly think Les is trying to be different just for the sake of being different, I just think he's just a seriously eccentric dude who is doing exactly what he wants to do, regardless of how it sells or how people react to it. It just so happens that a lot of folks "get it", and those are his fans - and I think he's fine with that.

Hell, I appreciate that you even tried. Big ups for being open-minded enough to do even that. Chances are, if you haven't been bitten by the Les Claypool bug by now (see photo below), you probably never will.

http://www.rockofages.uk.com/stock/12652.jpg


EDIT: By the way, what did you listen to? I could have suggested a "Best of" list...

DethMaiden
08-06-2010, 11:11 AM
EDIT: By the way, what did you listen to? I could have suggested a "Best of" list...

Played through some hits I was vaguely familiar with (John the Fisherman, My Name is Mud, Winona, Jerry) and played Fisticuffs because you seem to like it so much. Fisticuffs was my favorite but it still didn't really move me. I can appreciate how good they are, and I'm sure the way I feel about Geddy Lee could be :tp:'d by people who feel the same way about Les. Comes down to taste is all.

Natrlhi
08-06-2010, 11:18 AM
Played through some hits I was vaguely familiar with (John the Fisherman, My Name is Mud, Winona, Jerry) and played Fisticuffs because you seem to like it so much. Fisticuffs was my favorite but it still didn't really move me. I can appreciate how good they are, and I'm sure the way I feel about Geddy Lee could be :tp:'d by people who feel the same way about Les. Comes down to taste is all.Well, those are some of the campier songs for sure. Not that all PRIMUS isn't campy to some degree, but to be honest I really don't even like Wynona all that much. I mean, it's OK. Jerry is OK, too - but it has been played like a bazillion times. I could see people being sick of it. Mud is pretty awesome - mainly because it really features Les's slap-style of playing, which is just so damn good. John is also a "classic" by PRIMUS fan standards, but I can see why it wouldn't appeal to some folks.

Tell you what - I'd be willing to throw together a "listen to this here shit" list if you'd be interested in running through it just once. You might find some stuff worth liking after all. It's up to you.

DethMaiden
08-06-2010, 11:22 AM
Well, those are some of the campier songs for sure. Not that all PRIMUS isn't campy to some degree, but to be honest I really don't even like Wynona all that much. I mean, it's OK. Jerry is OK, too - but it has been played like a bazillion times. I could see people being sick of it. Mud is pretty awesome - mainly because it really features Les's slap-style of playing, which is just so damn good. John is also a "classic" by PRIMUS fan standards, but I can see why it wouldn't appeal to some folks.

Tell you what - I'd be willing to throw together a "listen to this here shit" list if you'd be interested in running through it just once. You might find some stuff worth liking after all. It's up to you.

It might not do any good, but tell ya what, go for it. You've piqued my interest.

Natrlhi
08-06-2010, 11:29 AM
It might not do any good, but tell ya what, go for it. You've piqued my interest.

Frizzle Fry: Too Many Puppies, The Toys Go Winding Down, Pudding Time, Harold of the Rocks
Seas of Cheese: American Life, Eleven, Tommy the Cat, Fish On
Pork Soda: Welcome to This World, DMV, Ol' Diamondback Sturgeon, Mr. Krinkle
Punchbowl: Mrs. Blaileen, Southbound Pachyderm, Over the Electric Grapevine
Brown Album: Golden Boy, Over the Falls, Shake Hands with Beef, Puddin' Taine, Duchess
Antipop: Lacquerhead, Bodacious

Some of the above are just so damn good. Some are really catchy, some are really heavy, and several are fairly unsung and under-rated. If you can get through that list and pretty much hate them all, then I think you can safely say that you truly do not - and probably never will - like PRIMUS.

jhdeity
08-07-2010, 09:39 AM
I have a sexy little surprise for you right here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtaBALhsrN4)

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPPICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC!

evildeadjedi
08-07-2010, 11:23 AM
Another band you either get or don't get is The Melvins.

DethMaiden
08-07-2010, 11:24 AM
Another band you either get or don't get is The Melvins.

I get 'em. :rocker: :rocker:



Erm, well, some of their more experimental output is over my head, but they've done a million different things in their career, and a lot of it kicks ass. They need to learn that Houdini is awesome and play songs from it live though! :mad:

davidis138
08-07-2010, 01:32 PM
...and I have two sexy little surprises for you - right here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbwi7_7xuh4) and right here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29sFoFgAGKo).

very sexy :eek: thank you kindly :D

Natrlhi
08-12-2010, 10:19 PM
Hey B-Rad,

Did you ever complete our little homework assignment?

DethMaiden
08-13-2010, 06:26 AM
Hey B-Rad,

Did you ever complete our little homework assignment?

:lol: Nope. Haven't been motivated to take a couple of hours to listen to a band I don't like just yet.