Setlist: Bob Mould — Paradise, Boston MA, 21 Mar 1997

Wishing Well
Hear Me Calling
Hoover Dam
Your Favorite Thing
See A Little Light
Can't Help You Any More
Lonely Afternoon
New #1
Vaporub
If I Can't Change Your Mind
High Fidelity
The Last Night
Hardly Getting Over It
Hanging Tree
Eternally Fried
Roll Over And Die
Poison Years

Gee Angel*
I Apologize*
Egøverride*
Gift*
Makes No Sense At All*
Man On The Moon*

Too Far Down
Thumbtack

Solo acoustic show except (*) solo electric

Thanks to Mark Weygandt, from whose website (now defunct) this information was retrieved, along with the informal show reviews and comments below, which were originally posted to the Sugar internet mailing list:

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From: Paul Hilcoff

Bob was very tired before last night's Paradise and couldn't decide
what kind of a mood he was in.  He's been busy with business-related
pursuits and hadn't played in weeks.  Wellll...I guess the layoff did
him good, because he played a long and stellar set--nearly two hours
of classic Bob, with several unexpected turns.

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From: Traumachik

Anyway, the show. Unlike many of the Bob shows I've attended, this had a much
looser feel to it. The evening began with some of the lighter songs, so much
that my friend Tamsyn thought that it should have been termed the "for lovers
only" show. Then, after covering the lighter pop bases, he let got down to
business with the new material. It is the greatest stuff I've heard in quite
some time, especially "New #1". After playing that and "Vapo-Rub", he buckled
down and performed some of the heavier material, hitting BSOR pretty heavily.
Hearing this played again made me realise how incredibly great this album is,
at least on an emotional level.

He also chatted with the audience for a bit, talking about the new music he's
listening to and the people he isn't (his reference to Little Bobby from
_King of the Hill_ proves he lurks on the list, n'est-ce pas?). I could have
lived without the very heterosexual nimrods who were doing evangelical
dances. The guy ended up standing at the base of the stage, offering Bob a
smoke, which desperate and kinda psycho. Whatever.

All in all, the show was powerful and incredibly emotional, to the point
where I began bobbing around and singing along and left with a tear in my
eye. Bob, wherever you are, thanks just for being awesome.

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From: Greg Jamiol

Set list was very similar to last month's Minnesota/Iowa shows.
However, Bob added two extra electric songs.  " Gee Angel " and " The Gift
", which were big surprises for many of us.

Bob was fresh from a one month rest.  When he wanted to have a cigarette, he
was showered with about 50 singles and a few packs.  "Now, when I ask for a
light, don't all throw your lighters at me", he quipped at the crowd.

He chatted with audience members about music, " The new album by Tricky is
really great", and then talked about *TV*, " People tell me that I remind
them of the kid from 'King of the Hill'".

This first date of the re-continued tour made up for his last appearance in
Boston last October, being the last gig of that tour, which was somewhat
rushed and not as focused.


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