Originally Posted by Natrlhi
I don't go to shows to hear songs I can't hear on the radio. Hell, I don't even listen to the fucking radio. Not even satellite. I collect CD's, and burn copies of what I want to listen to for my commute to and from work, and listen to shit on my laptop while at the office or on my mp3 player when in the gym. Fuck radio.
I go to shows to see / hear awesome songs be performed at maximum volume, live before my very eyes. I could give a shit less if they're on the radio or not. This notion that "if people know about it / have easy access to it, then it must not be good" is one of the stupidest things I constantly hear otherwise intelligent people saying. It's just fucking ludicrous.
Awesome is awesome. When I go to a show, I want to hear awesome. "Jambi" and "Vicarious" qualify as "awesome" for me. So do a number of other songs from every single album Tool has ever released. As long as the set list is comprised of mostly awesome shit, I'm a happy camper. It's not like I'd be totally disinterested in hearing a song performed live if it weren't in my top ten songs for that band. That's just expecting way too much - you're just bound to be disappointed if that's what you're hoping for when you buy a ticket.
I don't care about the radio really, but its the fact all my friends pretend to love Tool, when they know songs of 10,000 days, which I know I shouldn't give a fuck, but it still bothers me. In that way, I wish those songs were played just so those people could learn to actually listen to material not on the radio played. I still love the songs, trust me I love everything Tool has released, but those people are what truly annoy me. I bought my tickets expecting Tool to not play any of the songs I really wanted, because they are my favorite band and as long as I get to see Danny on the drums, Adam on the guitar, Justin on the bass and hear Maynard use his amazing voice, I am the happiest person on the earth. I never expected them to play my top 10(thankfully they are playing a good amount of it
). Only point I made was I prefer most of Undertow, AEnima, Lateralus over most of 10,000 days. Also that I wouldn't consider Vicarious close to their top 10 best songs. But you know, that's just like, my opinion, man.