Clutch -- Detroit, MI -- November 1st, 2007
Clutch's set (opening for Coheed & Cambria):
You Can't Stop Progress
The Rapture of Ridley Walker
Shiny Mr. Cadillackness
King of Arizona
The Mob Goes Wild
One Eye Dollar
Well... I mean I like the new album, and it turned out to be a good set. Some of the new songs that I wouldn't have picked to see turned out to be much better live than on the disc (White's Ferry, Shiny Mr. Cadillackness).
Still... wasn't this originally announced as a co-headlining tour? I didn't think it was a good omen when the marquee out front said "COHEED & CAMBRIA wsg/ clutch". Nevertheless I was pretty dumbfounded that they only played 10 songs, and that 8 out of 10 were off the new album. No Robot Hive, no Elephant Riders, no self-titled, and only one track off Blast Tyrant.... What's up with that?
Fall of Troy was all right. I like their stuff a lot, but the flashy guitarist dude is far too conscious of being "flashy guitarist dude" for his own good. They did 6 or 7 songs, including 3 off the new album (which were the only ones I could identify): Cut Down All the Trees and Name the Streets After Them, Ex-Creations, and Sledgehammer.
Coheed & Cambria were very good. Set heavy on new material, and I don't have the new album yet, so I can't re-create the set list. I'd say they did about 3 songs each off their earlier albums. They also threw in an impeccable rendition of "The Trooper," which they played with apparent relish. All in all, 'twas quite a fun show, despite certain disappointments.
So well informed I don't know where the truth begins.
Last edited by zgodt; 11-02-2007 at 09:12 AM.