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Bob Mould smoked Chicago...

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Bob Mould smoked Chicago...

Postby DJMurphy » Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:14 am

...and we all LIKED it!! Man, Bob and his merry band of musicmakers came to the Cabaret Metro last night and rocked the joint. They were tight, they were loud, they were unrestrained, and man, they put on a hell of a show. Seeing Bob live ELECTRIC is something I thought I'd missed the boat on when I missed his 1998 tour. I'm not sure what changed his mind, but I'm glad as hell he did. The set list was a healthy mix of Sugar, Bob solo, and best of all, balls-out versions of some great Husker Du songs. Jason Narducy of Verbow was on bass, and since Jason sings, the harmonies on the songs were true and very welcome. Brendan Canty of Fugazi hit some mean skins; Richard Morel's keyboards honestly added to the songs quite coolly, esp. some of the newer material. You'd think that it would get in the way of Bob's traditional "power trio" setup, but Morel's contribution really fleshed it out when it was needed.

Here's the setlist; read it and drool...
The Act We Act
A Good Idea
Changes
Circles
Paralyzed
I Am Vision, I Am Sound
Underneath Days
Hoover Dam
See A Little Light
High Fidelity
Hardly Getting Over It
Could You Be The One?
I Apologize
Chartered Trips
The Receipt
Best Thing
Celebrated Summer

Beating Heart The Prize
Egøverride
If I Can't Change Your Mind

Helpless
Makes No Sense At All
Man On The Moon

What an amazing show... definitely one of my top-10-of-all-time concerts.
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Postby jaimoe0 » Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:22 am

Lucky bastard!
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Postby n8 » Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:47 am

lots of Sugar there, especially <i>Copper Blue</i>
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Postby Sugarcubes Forever » Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:49 pm

I have a friend who once (back in 1992) drove all the way to Detroit to see Bob Mould, all the while thinking that he was Andy Partridge (of XTC). Man was he surprised!
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Postby worpswede » Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:38 pm

He opened with "The Act We Act."
He ended with "Celebrated Summer."
Everything else would have been gravy in my book.
I hope you get a headache from your ringing ears.
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