Fear Factory -- Toronto, Ontario -- June 22nd, 1999
Support: hed (P.E.), Static X, possibly one more
Date: June 22nd, 1999
Venue: the Warehouse in Toronto, Ontario
Static X may or may not have came out first. I remember there was another support band before them but I can’t find any record of it. If anyone knows just post it or PM me and maybe it will refresh my memory. Static X gets a lot of shit but they were actually really good at this show. I’d never heard of them, and once I saw Wayne Static come up with that idiotic hair I wondered what the hell was going to happen but within five seconds of their first song I was hooked. Say what you want about Static X but I still really enjoy their first album. I thought Tony Campos’ death grunt vocals were awesome too, better live than on album. I can’t remember the exact order of what they played but I know they only played stuff from the first album and opened with [I]I Am[/I]. They also played [I]Bled For Days, I’m With Stupid, Push It, Fix[/I] and [I]Wisconsin Death Trip[/I].
hed (P.E.) came out next and they sucked. Their turntable guy did a cool thing with his turntables and a grinder. That made sparks. But their music was still horrendous. I really have nothing else to say about them.
Fear Factory was riding pretty high at this show as opposed to [URL="http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=22414"]the other time I saw them in 1997[/URL] and these days. They put on a solid show but a lot of people were there to hear [I]Cars[/I] and only [I]Cars[/I]. A lot of hangers-on at this show. I always hated that song from day one. But, it put some money in the bands pockets so good for them. I just found this show lacked the anger and adrenaline of the earlier show I saw them at. It was too polished and “rock star”. I was disappointed.
They played a few more than I listed but setlist.fm lists them playing stuff from the first album, which I don’t remember them playing. They may have played [I]Martyr[/I] but that would’ve been it.
2. Self Bias Resistor
4. H-K (Hunter-Killer)
13. Timelessness (over P.A.)
I saw FF 5 times that year. They had Ozzfest and headline tours pre and post Ozzfest, so they were busy. This is the post Ozzfest full set, here's mine from the NYC show in August. Maybe it will spark your memory.
Self Bias Resistor
I can't see them playing all that Soul of A New Machine material at this stage of their careers. I know I'd remember that.
But you know, weed.
I went to this show in Chicago and was bored off my ass for hed pe and being pleasantly surprised with state x and their "disco metal" as Wayne said. Then again this was the Wisconsin death trip album which is excellent.
FF were good but could not agree more about the fans there going nuts for Cars. Horrible.
Just saw FF last night in joliet, IL and they played:
What will become
Self bias resistor
I was on rail right in front and yelled body hammer. Dino played the first few chords and stopped. Burt told him to stop f'n with me. Burt's voice was actually much better. His vocal coach must be helping.
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