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ravenheart
02-16-2011, 05:11 PM
Venue: Brixton Academy

Revoker (19:15-19:45)
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Psychoville
The Thief
Stay Down
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Skindred (20:00-20:45)
Cause Ah Riot
Trouble
Pressure
??
RatRace
Destroy The Dancefloor
Stand For Something
Warning

Rob Zombie (21:35-23:10)
Jesus Frankenstein
Superbeast
Scum of The Earth
Living Dead Girl
More Human Than Human
Sick Bubblegum
Demon Speeding
Drum solo
Mars Needs Women
Pussy Liquor
Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
Thunder Kiss '65 >
Guitar solo >
Thunder Kiss '65
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Werewolf Women of The SS
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Dragula
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House of 1,000 Corpses
Lords of Salem

300%_Density
02-16-2011, 05:19 PM
Love seeing Zombie live but for god sakes he's been doing this same one for 2.5 years or so. Break out some different White Zombie songs, do more than Lords of Salem from Educated Horse's (which IMO is best solo album he's done). Something to make it a little more different.

ravenheart
02-16-2011, 05:29 PM
He doesn't need to for this leg of the tour. It's his first time here in 12 years. No one's ever seen him play anything except White Zombie and Hellbilly Deluxe songs here.

That said, absolutely agree about 'Educated Horses'. Easily his best album and I certainly wanted (and expected) at least 'Let It All Bleed Out' and 'American Witch' to be played.

I'm hoping when he comes back for a few festivals in the Summer that he changes it a bit. I'd want more from 'Educated Horses' and some different White Zombie songs. The two he played could be written down before he starts any tour. And 'More Human Than Human' isn't even very good!

I'll be seeing him in Sweden in June.

DethMaiden
02-16-2011, 07:31 PM
So...how was it? :D

300%_Density
02-16-2011, 07:39 PM
He doesn't need to for this leg of the tour. It's his first time here in 12 years. No one's ever seen him play anything except White Zombie and Hellbilly Deluxe songs here.

That said, absolutely agree about 'Educated Horses'. Easily his best album and I certainly wanted (and expected) at least 'Let It All Bleed Out' and 'American Witch' to be played.

I'm hoping when he comes back for a few festivals in the Summer that he changes it a bit. I'd want more from 'Educated Horses' and some different White Zombie songs. The two he played could be written down before he starts any tour. And 'More Human Than Human' isn't even very good!

I'll be seeing him in Sweden in June.

Ahhh. My bad. I forget to take into consideration he doesn't go overseas that frequently. Then yea that'd be good then. Seems that alot seem to think EH was his best album yet those get left out recently.

bobbie solo
02-16-2011, 09:13 PM
time's running out for a competent sounding White Zombie reunion. Hope he gets it together, bc the solo stuff gets more laughable w/every new release. wrap it up Rob.

Butcher of Birth
02-16-2011, 09:23 PM
That said, absolutely agree about 'Educated Horses'. Easily his best album and I certainly wanted (and expected) at least 'Let It All Bleed Out' and 'American Witch' to be played.

The best album? It's up there for sure, but as far as Let It All Bleed Out goes, it's an AMAZING song, and I really wanna hear it live!

NickLed19
02-16-2011, 10:05 PM
Zombie is so good live.

TonyD
02-16-2011, 10:43 PM
time's running out for a competent sounding White Zombie reunion. Hope he gets it together, bc the solo stuff gets more laughable w/every new release. wrap it up Rob.

This

Indestructible
02-16-2011, 11:09 PM
Does Zombie still suck live???

x-voltage
02-16-2011, 11:50 PM
I agree, I saw him 3 times in 2010, and each set was pretty much the same, and all of the sets I've seen on this website have been very similar as well. I agree, he needs to change it up a bit. Educated Horses is criminally underplayed. American Witch and Let it All Bleed Out (even Foxy, Foxy) should be live staples. Play more White Zombie like Electric Head (either part), Welcome to Planet Motherfucker, Blur the Technicolor, etc.

Elazarus
02-17-2011, 01:24 AM
I'm just happy to have seen him live. I've waited 11/12 years to see him and I thought it was never going to happen!

And I get to see him again at Download :D

wroed
02-17-2011, 02:16 AM
Well I have to admit I'm feeling slightly disappointed on reflection on last night's London show.

Not Rob Zombie's fault but as usual Brixton seems to have a complete inability to organise getting people into the venue at any speed. Seriously, if a band I like is playing here I actually hope the support is one I'm not bothered about as I'm likely to miss them. Queue was round the block when we headed there so went for a pint instead and ended up missing Skindred.

Seemed like an age until Rob Zombie came on with roadies running round. Not really surprising given it was the first night of the European Tour and hopefully that will settle as tour progresses.

The stage show was spectacular yes, but the sound was poor and Rob's vocal wasn't great. Setlist was OK, but the choices for the encore seemed rather anticlimatic and lots of people were leaving due to late finish - he didn't come on until after 9.30.

Crowd felt fairly flat to me too, with people seemingly waiting to watch what would happen next rather than get into the music. Dragula was an exception to this. The number of people holding mobiles up was really annoying with people trying to film the gig. I asked one girl to take her's down who had filmed the first two songs and when she refused I thought fair enough and moved in front of her and her boyfriend so I could see and ended up nearly having a fight with him!

ravenheart
02-17-2011, 02:42 AM
So...how was it? :D

Out-fucking-standing. I'm often disappointed by shows I wait a long time to see (I know, shocking, right?), but this one nailed it.

If he pulls that off at Sweden Rock it'll be a blast.

time's running out for a competent sounding White Zombie reunion. Hope he gets it together, bc the solo stuff gets more laughable w/every new release. wrap it up Rob.

Never gonna happen.

And he's not steadily getting worse either, it's only the new album that sucks (aside from a couple of songs). The last one was his best.

Does Zombie still suck live???

Given that he never did and you've always been wrong about that, no, he still doesn't.

Well I have to admit I'm feeling slightly disappointed on reflection on last night's London show.

Not Rob Zombie's fault but as usual Brixton seems to have a complete inability to organise getting people into the venue at any speed. Seriously, if a band I like is playing here I actually hope the support is one I'm not bothered about as I'm likely to miss them. Queue was round the block when we headed there so went for a pint instead and ended up missing Skindred.

Absolutely agree. Because they're so paranoid about searching everyone at the door it takes an age to get in. I was in the queue at 18:40, doors opened at 19:00 and I didn't get in until 19:25, by which time I'd missed nearly half of Revoker's set, which was very disappointing. They should have opened the doors half an hour earlier. Or just be less shit, that would work too.

The stage show was spectacular yes, but the sound was poor and Rob's vocal wasn't great. Setlist was OK, but the choices for the encore seemed rather anticlimatic and lots of people were leaving due to late finish - he didn't come on until after 9.30.

Crowd felt fairly flat to me too, with people seemingly waiting to watch what would happen next rather than get into the music. Dragula was an exception to this. The number of people holding mobiles up was really annoying with people trying to film the gig. I asked one girl to take her's down who had filmed the first two songs and when she refused I thought fair enough and moved in front of her and her boyfriend so I could see and ended up nearly having a fight with him!

Completely different story upstairs. Crowd was great and the sound for Zombie's set was superb. Possibly the best I've heard at that venue. Sound for Skindred and Revoker was fucking awful though. Probably the usual Brixton in-house sound guy, who always floods the bass and drowns everything else out.

jhdeity
02-17-2011, 04:44 AM
Is Skindred popular overseas? I listen to them more than anyone I know but they don't seem to be very popular around here. Really want to see them headline one day...

ravenheart
02-17-2011, 04:46 AM
Is Skindred popular overseas? I listen to them more than anyone I know but they don't seem to be very popular around here. Really want to see them headline one day...

I don't think we count as overseas... They're English ;)

They're not doing too bad these days, but they were on their fourth album before anyone really gave a shit. Mostly because for some reason they're one of the bands the gang of conspirators who run the mass-market metal media and the major festivals decided will be force-fed to everyone. They don't normally pick bands for that select group who have been around as long as Skindred, but they seem to have this time.

So now, yeah, they're doing OK. Still no bigger than support status or co-headline with other bands of a similar status. They're playing a 1,500 capacity place in May, co-headlining with Holy Grail (who suck).

Personally, I thought they were great fun live but absolutely none of that energy or heaviness translates to record.

DethMaiden
02-17-2011, 04:58 AM
Out-fucking-standing. I'm often disappointed by shows I wait a long time to see (I know, shocking, right?), but this one nailed it.

If he pulls that off at Sweden Rock it'll be a blast.



:fist: Glad to hear it. He's most likely my second favorite live act behind Clutch. Absolutely never disappoints. Glad you finally got the chance to see him. :blaze:

EDIT: One song from Educated Horses is a disappointment though. You're right - it's likely his best solo disc.

jhdeity
02-17-2011, 05:15 AM
I don't think we count as overseas... They're English ;)

They're not doing too bad these days, but they were on their fourth album before anyone really gave a shit. Mostly because for some reason they're one of the bands the gang of conspirators who run the mass-market metal media and the major festivals decided will be force-fed to everyone. They don't normally pick bands for that select group who have been around as long as Skindred, but they seem to have this time.

So now, yeah, they're doing OK. Still no bigger than support status or co-headline with other bands of a similar status. They're playing a 1,500 capacity place in May, co-headlining with Holy Grail (who suck).

Personally, I thought they were great fun live but absolutely none of that energy or heaviness translates to record.

Yeah i've only seen them as openers and they were incredible every time. Last time they blew the headliner off the stage and I became a huge fan. I guess I just assumed they were from California. Are there other English bands like them? I've always liked them because they're unique.

ravenheart
02-17-2011, 06:13 AM
They are pretty unique. I can't think of anyone else really like them. Unless you forced Stuck Mojo and Soulfly to have a love child together :lol:

They were good, even with the shitty sound. I just wish they were as good on record. It's all watered down on their albums. All the heaviness and groove is gone :(

jhdeity
02-17-2011, 07:01 AM
They are pretty unique. I can't think of anyone else really like them. Unless you forced Stuck Mojo and Soulfly to have a love child together :lol:

They were good, even with the shitty sound. I just wish they were as good on record. It's all watered down on their albums. All the heaviness and groove is gone :(

No doubt. Yeah their music is way more powerful live but I still liked Roots Rock Riot. It was my #3 ranked cd in in 2007 behind Machine Head & Between the Buried & me. It would still probably be Top 3 or 4 with Baroness - Red Album in there also.

DethMaiden
02-17-2011, 09:32 AM
Here was the set when I saw him in early 2006:


Sawdust in the Blood
American Witch
Demon Speeding
Living Dead Girl
Creature of the Wheel
More Human than Human
Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
Let it All Bleed Out
House of 1000 Corpses
Super-Charger Heaven
Foxy Foxy
Thunder Kiss '65
Superbeast
Dragula
The Lords of Salem

Christ, that show was awesome. Four (five with intro) from "Horses," four from White Zombie...just an incredible gig.

300%_Density
02-17-2011, 12:51 PM
Here was the set when I saw him in early 2006:


Sawdust in the Blood
American Witch
Demon Speeding
Living Dead Girl
Creature of the Wheel
More Human than Human
Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
Let it All Bleed Out
House of 1000 Corpses
Super-Charger Heaven
Foxy Foxy
Thunder Kiss '65
Superbeast
Dragula
The Lords of Salem

Christ, that show was awesome. Four (five with intro) from "Horses," four from White Zombie...just an incredible gig.

With the exception of Creature Of The Wheel I remember getting to see all those as well. Damn good show, no doubt. Even though it sounds kind of out of place I always wanted him to do "The Scorpion Sleeps" live really bad or even 17 Year Locust. I like them b/c it was a little different than the whole shock/B movie things he does. To my knowledge I don't know if he ever did either one live.

Butcher of Birth
02-17-2011, 03:12 PM
Does Zombie still suck live???

He sucked live? Damn, I wish I knew what you knew. I would have saved $80 on tickets to see him over the course of the past 7 years.

Sanitarium78
02-17-2011, 07:16 PM
He sucked live? Damn, I wish I knew what you knew. I would have saved $80 on tickets to see him over the course of the past 7 years.

I know what show he's talking about. It was last year with Alice Cooper and Zombie's show did indeed suck. His stage show was nowhere near as great as everyone was making it out to be and the bands performance was uninspiring. You could tell everyone on stage was just going through the motions and just wanted to get out of there as soon as possible. You could see how little the band and Zombie cared about that performance and it showed big time.

It's strange because when I saw Zombie on the Merry Mayhem tour with Ozzy back when The Sinsiter Urge came out he blew Ozzy off the stage and his show was awesome. Not sure what happened this last time I saw him but it was far from mind blowing. Of cource following Alice Cooper is something very few can do and Zombie is not one of them who can.