March 8, 2009

Setlist by Alex

I'm 34 and saw the band countless times, from the glory days in '92 to the dismal end in '97. Even if this reformation is purely financially based, I assume the band are going to embrace it for all its worth and have a good time. The one thing that is great about this is that there’s no product to flog, hence no need to appeal to any casual fans. This is a completely selfish dream setlist. It’s what I want to hear and I think these are the songs the band would get a kick out of playing. It’s about 1hr 40m.


(The first three songs are an assault, no breaks, no talking)

1. Caffeine
2. Ricochet
3. From Out Of Nowhere

(Band say something stupid, crowd goes wild)

4. As The Worm Turns
5. The Real Thing
6. King For A Day
7. Cuckoo For Caca
8. Chinese Arithmetic
9. The Crab Song
10. Land Of Sunshine
11. Edge Of The World
12. Digging The Grave
13. Crack Hitler
14. Evidence
15. Malpractice
16. Jizzlobber
17. Mark Bowen
18. What A Day
19. Be Aggressive

1st Encore
20. Zombie Eaters

2nd Encore
21. Why Do You Bother
22. Just a Man

As the elated crowd go home, each and every one of them is met at the exit by Jim Martin, who gives everybody a piece of pumpkin pie.



Seeing this was really exciting back in '91. It was on TV here in the UK late at night, and this was the mysterious transitional period between The Real Thing and Angel Dust. Me and my friend were up late watching it, and not only did Patton slay the song like a man possessed, but he had a pretty awesome new haircut (this was the era of Bill and Ted... we didn't know better). More than anything else though, this was an age before the internet, when you'd have to hunt for any news or footage about your favourite bands, and seeing something like this on TV, live from Rio, at god knows what time of night, was joyous.

3 comments:

  1. Oh I know right? Kids of today have it so easy with their youtube and itunes and whatnot...

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  2. Are you kidding? I remember staying up all night to catch a new FNM vid on 120 minutes, and if you missed it...THAT WAS IT! ::Laugh:: Those were the days...

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  3. Mike (not Patton)March 11, 2009 at 6:42 AM

    Oh my God, dude. That part about Jim Martin handing out pumpkin pie...thanks for making me laugh so hard.

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