Baroness -- San Francisco, CA -- July 22nd, 2009
Lionize sounds like Clutch in a parallel universe of reggae, which make sense because I didn't figure out why 'til Clutch came on. For me the highlight of their set was definitely the cover of "I And I Survive" courtesy of Bad Brains.
Fucking amazing. At the beginning of the set I look around and can see less people than I can count on my hands that actually care what is happening onstage. I'm stoked as hell, and thinking that this room will be the next generation of 50 year olds who can say, "Judas Priest? I saw them opening for AC/DC. No I don't remember what they played," but by the end of the set they had a good portion of the crowd cheering and taking pictures.
We got O'Appalachia instead of Rise. I know it's nitpicking at this point but I could do without that song all together.
Rays On Pinion
(Voodoo Child Tease) Isak
There isn't much to say about Clutch that hasn't already been said. Great live band, really their music can't translate the same energy on tape. While the rest of the band is too deep in the pocket to move more than 2 feet at a time onstage, Neil is moving and singing like a black man on Sunday morning in presence of the Jesus.
Correct set, courtesy of ADD
Child of the City
In the Wake of the Swollen Goat
Promoter of Earthbound Causes
Big News I
Raised By Horses
50,000 Unstoppable Watts
The Amazing Kreskin
The Devil & Me
The Elephant Riders
Electric Worry/One Eyed Dollar
As a side note: lots of guys wearing hats.
And if you didn't get it the first time:
LISTEN UP YOU STINKING MAGGOTS
IT SEEMS YOU JUST DON'T GET IT
WELL I'VE BEEN APPOINTED TO INFORM YA, YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED
YOU WOULD CRY, YOU WOULD SCREAM IF YOU KNEW HALF THE THINGS I'VE SEEN
PLEASE, PLEASE, JUST DO AS I SAY, REPENT AND LEAVE YOUR EVIL WAYS!
Last edited by TonyD; 07-23-2009 at 01:18 PM.