Home Set Lists Forums The Permanent Record Asshole Opinion

Misery Signals -- Toronto, Ontario -- August 23rd, 2014
Rhapsody of Fire -- Cd. Obregon, Mex -- August 24th, 2014
Sleep -- Boston, MA -- August 24th, 2014
Alice in Chains -- Rama, Ontario -- August 23rd, 2014
Boris -- Santa Cruz, CA -- August 21st, 2014

  #1  
Old 07-30-2008, 08:30 PM
DethMaiden's Avatar
DethMaiden DethMaiden is offline
We're dying on the inside
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 28,824
Blog Entries: 1
Hallowed, RTTH, and NOTB

Okay, I've been thinking lately that I do a lot of my thinking when it comes to bands and music in terms of Iron Maiden. I almost find it hard to judge some bands objectively because I find myself just comparing their music or shows to the "Maiden equivalent".

Anyway, I've been thinking that when it comes to live setlists, most bands play "their Hallowed", "their Run to the Hills", and "their Number of the Beast". To me this basically means they're gonna play (toward the end of the set or in the encore, usually) their biggest hit (RTTH), their emotional high water mark, generally a longer song (Hallowed), and the song that may not have been a huge hit but is very indicative of the band's sound and has become a live staple (NOTB).

Take Flogging Molly's encore, for example: "The Seven Deadly Sins"=RTTH, "Black Friday Rule"=Hallowed, and "What's Left of the Flag"=NOTB. Or the majority of Priest sets: "You've Got Another Thing Comin'"=RTTH, "Beyond the Realms of Death"=Hallowed, and "Breaking the Law"=NOTB.

Am I just a crazed Maiden fanboy or is there something to this, and does anyone else think this way?
__________________
Mortals are mortar and life is the fuse.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-30-2008, 09:46 PM
mankvill's Avatar
mankvill mankvill is online now
Pop Punk > Slipknot and Y&T
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 21,704
Blog Entries: 19
I think lotsa people must think that!

Raining Blood - RTTH
Angel Of Death - NOTB
Seasons In The Abyss - Hallowed

Very intersting. Excuse me while I go back through all the setlists I've posted to find these songs.
__________________
09/02 - Solstice
09/05 - DRI
09/09 - Origin
09/14 - Citizen
09/17 - Mineral
09/18 - Clutch
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-31-2008, 05:19 AM
JRA's Avatar
JRA JRA is offline
Traditionalist Asshole
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 19,822
Quote:
Originally Posted by DethMaiden View Post

Am I just a crazed Maiden fanboy or is there something to this, and does anyone else think this way?
You are a crazed Maiden fanboy and this is the most absurd thing I've ever heard you come up with.
__________________
He's like "yo give me yo insurance information!" and I'm like "I didn't hit you with no car, I hit you with this mack truck I call a fist!"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-31-2008, 07:06 AM
ravenheart's Avatar
ravenheart ravenheart is offline
Meanwhile, behind the facade of this innocent looking bookstore...
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: England
Posts: 18,123
Every band with no balls does this.
__________________
www.jukeboxmetal.com
http://jukeboxmetal.blogspot.com

7/9 Pentagram
16/9 Richie Kotzen
19/9 Kamchatka
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-31-2008, 08:40 AM
ChildrenofSodom's Avatar
ChildrenofSodom ChildrenofSodom is offline
Regretting my username
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 12,259
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by ravenheart View Post
Every band with no balls does this.
Kittie?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-31-2008, 09:15 AM
DethMaiden's Avatar
DethMaiden DethMaiden is offline
We're dying on the inside
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 28,824
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by ravenheart View Post
Every band with no balls does this.
This might be a realistic argument, but anytime I'm seeing a band for the first time, I want to hear "their Hallowed, RTTH, and NOTB", and bands should never assume that their whole audience has seen them before. So with bands this formula actually works with (I'd say Opeth, for example, couldn't really do it), they should keep to the code.
__________________
Mortals are mortar and life is the fuse.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-31-2008, 09:34 AM
ChildrenofSodom's Avatar
ChildrenofSodom ChildrenofSodom is offline
Regretting my username
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 12,259
Blog Entries: 1
And assuming the only reason the majority of the seats have asses in them is because people out there like your 'popular' stuff, then why change it around?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-31-2008, 10:22 AM
Fe Maiden's Avatar
Fe Maiden Fe Maiden is offline
Catch The Rainbow
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Laguna Niguel, CA USA
Posts: 3,857
Hmmm, interesting way of looking at other band's sets.

Since I'm seeing the Scorpions in 3 days I'll give it try for them.

Rock You Like a Hurricane = RTTH

The Zoo = HBTN

Blackout = NOTB
__________________
Symphony X 2-21-12
Iron Maiden 8-9-12
RUSH 11-17-12
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-31-2008, 10:32 AM
DethMaiden's Avatar
DethMaiden DethMaiden is offline
We're dying on the inside
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 28,824
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChildrenofSodom View Post
And assuming the only reason the majority of the seats have asses in them is because people out there like your 'popular' stuff, then why change it around?
There's no reason a set shouldn't contain deep album cuts and stuff that's never been played live before---matter of fact, it should. But give everybody three songs they're gonna know, the HBTN, NOTB, and RTTH of the catalog.
__________________
Mortals are mortar and life is the fuse.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-31-2008, 11:30 AM
JRA's Avatar
JRA JRA is offline
Traditionalist Asshole
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 19,822
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fe Maiden View Post

The Zoo = HBTN

Blackout = NOTB
You sure you don't mean "Still Loving You" and "Big City Nights," respectively?
__________________
He's like "yo give me yo insurance information!" and I'm like "I didn't hit you with no car, I hit you with this mack truck I call a fist!"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:31 AM.


Blah Blah Blah Copyright WWW.METALSETLISTS.COM 2008