View Full Version : Motorhead -- Kansas City, MO -- February 17th, 2011

02-17-2011, 09:37 PM
Great show from all the bands, but WOW what a performance by Clutch. BUT FIRST:

I got to the venue right at eight o'clock, but the line was still stretched around the block. I hear Valient Thorr playing while I waited to get in and missed about half their set. Their sound mix wasn't all that great, but the band was as great as ever. Kansas City is their second home, so I'm sure I'll be seeing a lot of them very soon.

I finally did it! I lost my Clutch show virginity! And what a show it was! Neil was moving all around and the music sounded great. Lots of great grooves; it's impossible not to move around to the beat at a Clutch performance! Big News I was really good, but my favorite song they did was Immortal. That song sounds great live! Might be the best opening set I've ever seen. Big thanks to Brad and Jeff for helping me figure out their set!

Motorhead was Motorhead. Nothing more, nothing less. I will say I enjoyed them a bit more than the last time I saw them. Also wasn't as loud as I remember. Still awesome. Songs like "Rock Out" and "I Got Mine" were great, but my personal favorite was "Going to Brazil." It's just too much fun. The guitar solo was kind of lame, but the drum solo was great. Always fun to see this legendary band, so hopefully they'll be around a while longer!


We Are Motörhead
Stay Clean
Get Back In Line
Over the Top
One Night Stand
Rock Out
Guitar Solo
The Thousand Names of God
I Got Mine
I Know How To Die
The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
In the Name of Tragedy
Drum Solo
Just 'Cos You Got the Power
Going to Brazil
Killed by Death
Ace of Spades

Clutch (thanks Brad and Jeff!)

50,000 Unstoppable Watts
The Mob Goes Wild
Pure Rock Fury
Big News I > jam > Big News II
The Incomparable Mr. Flannery
Child of the City
Let a Poor Man Be

Motorhead - 8/10
Clutch - 9/10
Valient Thor - 8/10

02-17-2011, 09:59 PM
Congrats on getting your Clutch cherry popped! Wow, no Electric Worry/One Eye Dollar or Gravel Road closing Clutch's set, that's certainly a surprise! Three songs from Strange Cousins From the West is three too many in my humble opinion, but hey, looks like you got a bitchin' set anyway. Nice representation from their albums (nothing from Elephant Riders though, but that's expected to a degree I suppose), and Big News I and II must have been great.

02-18-2011, 01:40 AM
First and foremost... Manks congrats on finally seeing Clutch!!! Didn't get to see any of Valient Thorr. Got there just in time for Clutch. Damn. Time after time they show why they are one of the most consistent live bands out there & are one of the best at switching up their sets every night. Really digging Neil tonight. Seemed a little bit more aggressive on stage than usual. Definitely enjoyed that. Guess I had got spoiled w/ Gravel Road bc last 2-3 times I've seen Clutch they opened w/ it. Instead getting 50K UW wasn't an ideal opener. Jealous bc alot of other dates got The Dragonfly and we did not :( My whole night was made w/ them doing The Incomprable Mr. Flannery. I haven't been lucky enough to get that in a long time. Coulda done w/o Freakonomics. Still have yet to get Motherless Child off new album. Everything else was amazing as they always are. My only questionable choice of theirs was Let A Poor Man Be as their closer. Happy to hear it bc it was my first time hearing it but a closer? Judging by the crowd it seemed kind of a letdown. I saw Neil get his guitar & hoped for Gravel Road or even EW/OED. Kind of buzzkill to end night but still love 'em, I believe this was #7 time seeing them.

Motörhead was motörhead. Lemmy seemed a little slow on We Are Motörhead which bummed me out bc I love that song. Seemed a little off on a few songs but still very minor. Thank god I've gone 2 years between seeing them. My ears cannot take that too often. The level of loud is indescribable. New songs sounded great. Mikey Dee's solo is actually a solo that doesn't suck. Good call Manks as well. Goin to Brazil is probably my favorite as well. Outside of Lemmy being inaudible a few times another solid set. Sad that shirts are now apparently being sold like arena prices ($35-40). However one of guys I went w/ bought an autographed drum head for $30. Kinda hating myself for not buying. Oh well. Killer show, lot better than my last KC show for BLS.

02-18-2011, 04:52 AM
Pure Rock Fury AND Immortal? Win.

El Gordo
02-18-2011, 05:42 AM
You guys are getting me way to excited to see these guys next weekend! Looks like Clutch stole the show (kind of what I expected). I'm hoping they play Immortal in Toronto, I've always thought that would sound great live.

02-18-2011, 05:55 AM
This was my first time seeing Clutch as well the first time actually listening to them..But from what i heard I'm probably gonna check em out here sometime soon.
My girl friend and I got there about 6:30 and when the doors finally opened we got up on the gate right on Phil's side for the second time in a row :D I dug Valient Thorr a lot actually, since i didn't know what to expect they surprised me. Thought it was pretty damn cool when the lead singer jumped in the crowd, not sure what he did though.
Like I said I never listened to Clutch before hand but they weren't bad. Set kinda dragged on in my opinion. Probably cause i'm not a fan though.
Then Finally the mighty Motorhead :fist: Though they came out kinda rough with We Are Motorhead, I think they picked up by the Rock On. For me the highlights were Going To Brazil and Killed By Death. Also, I caught 4 picks and before Overkill kicked in Phil Campbell handed me his drink off stage :D
Over a pretty badass night

02-18-2011, 12:14 PM
yep i'll be popping my cherry when i see this tour too haha :D

02-18-2011, 12:19 PM
Also, I caught 4 picks and before Overkill kicked in Phil Campbell handed me his drink off stage :D


02-18-2011, 01:27 PM
Time for n00bs to buy every Clutch album now. :bliss:

02-18-2011, 01:46 PM
Im probably gonna get some flac for this but I did not enjoy Clutch when i saw them. I thought the were pretty boring. Motorhead and Valient thor were good though

02-18-2011, 02:26 PM
Time for n00bs to buy every Clutch album now. :bliss:


02-25-2011, 06:26 PM
Wow I can't recall a Clutch set that didnt include Electric Worry/One Eye Dollar. Hope they havent dropped that, wanna hear it when I see them tomorrow, awesome that they played Freakonomics!:D prob wont know much of Motorheads, just the classics, as I havent listened to them forever, so I'll prob need help with theirs. Clutch however I have the last 4 records dl, and plan on buying SCFTW. Would love to hear Motherless Child but I know they prob wont. And youre right, theres just something about Clutch you cant help but groove lol People call them a stoner band but I think theyre just a good time rock band. Cant wait to see them for the first time

03-08-2011, 10:51 PM
Motorhead - 8/10
Clutch - 9/10
Valient Thor - 8/10

Alright, nothing against Manks and nothing against Clutch, but how did Clutch put on a better show against Lemmy? And how were Motorhead on the same par as Valient Thorr?! When I saw Motorhead at Metal Masters, by neck was hanging by a little thread by the first false end to "Overkill". When I saw Valient Thorr open up for Mastodon, their weird shirtless beardo of a frontman were good enough for maybe a few lulz.

I hear good things about Clutch's live show as a jam act, and on a tour like the Black Label Berzerkus they would be definitive show-stealers, but opening up for Motorhead, they're just sort of warming up the beer-drinking atmosphere at best.

But this is a great tour overall, and I'm pretty damned steamed that this tour isn't coming within any basis for even a driving distance to Pittsburgh. Here's hoping for possibly a second leg. I really want to see Motorhead in a club atmosphere.

03-08-2011, 10:55 PM
I love Motorhead, but I really couldn't tell the difference between their performance this year and their performance from 2009. I liked 2009's setlist more, too.