Setlist: Bob Mould — 40 Watt Club, Athens GA, 14 Apr 1997

Wishing Well
Hear Me Calling
Hoover Dam
Your Favorite Thing
Needle Hits E
No Reservations
Eternally Fried
If I Can't Change Your Mind
High Fidelity
Can't Fight It
The Last Night
Hardly Getting Over It/Explode And Make Up mashup
Sinners And Their Repentances
Roll Over And Die
Poison Years

I Apologize
Too Far Down

Solo acoustic show.

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:


From: Dan Boorstein

Well, it took about 1 bar of Wishing Well for me to realize that
this show was not going to be the usual. It was by far the slowest
live version I have heard in my 10-12 times seeing Bob live in
a solo show.

Sure enough Bob let us in a few songs later, relating that "sometimes
the entertainer just doesn't feel like entertaining." He said he
was just going to play music instead. For a while it did seem
that he was just going throught the motions, especially on more
upbeat songs (IICCYM, TMIYFT, and even Hoover Dam :( ).

However, the slower, darker songs had a whole new twist on them.
Before entering that portion of the set he said that "this was
the truth" and "those were lies" seemingly referring to the 
aforementioned, upbeat songs. The renditions of 'Hardly Getting
Over It/Explode and Make Up', 'Last Night', 'Roll Over and Die' and
'Too Far Down' (in the encore realy) were really intense.

He ended the main set with an intense, purposeful 'Poison Years'
which really set the crowd off, perhaps since he said going into it
that it would be a "happy one".

We saw no electric encore but perhaps that was best considering
his mood and the songs typically played.  He remarked
toward the end that this was perhaps one of the most interesting
shows he has ever played. He went on too say that sometimes
he gets up on stage, blows through his songs, gets told by everyone
what a great show it was, but he feels little difference than
when he started. Then, he continued, there are those nights
where "I try to reinvent my songs." I think we definitely got
one of those tonight.


From: Emily Richardson

Wow, what an intense show.  The second he started, I knew there 
wasn't going to be any electric songs.   I would like to 
personally thank all of you that were up in the front with me who
 were paying very close attention and were mesmerized as I was, 
and if any of you know any of the complete ass holes who were in 
the back talking loudly and getting drunk through the whole show 
and yelling stupid shit like "open your eyes"...please pass on a 
"fuck you" from me.... 

I am really glad I was at that show, as it was the first time that
 I have seen the Bob Mould that wrote --Wishing well, Judas 
Cradle, The Slim, etc.  the other times I've seen him, he has been
 in really good, chatty moods. (How 'bout Knoxville, and him 
forgetting the words..that was really funny.)  I really wish he 
hadn't played hoover dam and IICCYM. They seemed really forced. 
Too bad he doesn't play the slim anymore, as It would have really 
been fitting in that show.  However, "poison years" was probably 
the most intense thing I have ever seen in my life.  I hope he 
won't retire that one too.   I missed New #1 monday night after 
hearing it sat night.  What a great song.

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