Setlist: Bob Mould Band — Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON, 20 Sep 1998

Moving Trucks
Taking Everything
First Drag Of The Day
I Hate Alternative Rock
Stand Guard
Wanted Was
Art Crisis
Anymore Time Between
Eternally Fried
Lonely Afternoon
Reflecting Pool
Deep Karma Canyon

Hanging Tree

Sweet Serene
See A Little Light

Bob Mould -- guitar, vocals
Michael Cerveris -- rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Jim Wilson -- bass, backing vocals
Matt Hammon -- drums

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: mark w

I don't have the set handy, but I'm sure its forthcoming.  I can post it
later if it doesn't show up.  I haven't seen anything else on the show so
here's a few thoughts...

Bob and band DID come on early, but then again, the ticket stated that
doors were 6pm.  I got to the gig only 5 minutes prior to Bob taking the
stage around 7:30ish.  I was literally (almost) caught with my pants down
because I was in the restroom when I heard the crowd start cheering when
the band took the stage.  Doh!

The show started out to be a scorcher.  Bob is really nailing down "Anymore
Time Between".  Easily my favorite of the songs played so far on the tour.
Crowd seemed reserved; Bob totally lost them when he pulled out "Vaporub".
He seemed to sense this, as everything that came after seemed uninspired.
And he was certainly less animated than previous shows.  Micheal, on the
other hand, is another story.  During the course of the week he's become
much more comfortable on stage, and it shows.

For the last encore, Bob addressed the audience: "It's been a real pleasure
coming to Toronto for the last time".  A few boos followed.  The last song
of the night, "See a Little Light", really dragged.  It was nowheres near
as glorious and monumental as on previous nights.  It really is a perfect
set closer when it's done with some ooomph.  Anyways, some nitwit jumped on
stage in the middle of the song and proceded to stage dive.  Looked like
everyone parted and let him crash to the concrete floor.  He was then
promptly escorted to the door by security.

Random notes: I haven't seen any mention of the ""
banner on the drum riser.  Stickers are also being handed out.  There's a
full complement of Varnaline CDs, t-shirts, and stickers offered for sale,
but no Bob stuff.  Best show so far (Dakota shows non-inclusive, I wasn't
there): Milwaukee.  First of all, the premiere (I think?) of "Anymore Time
Between" was FANTASTIC, and the version of "Hanging Tree" was properly
ended with some big-ass screaming.  Bob took the mic off the stand during
the final seconds and concluded with the "should I/could I" mantra and then
punctuated it with a huge scream.  As Bob left the stage, he let out one
final yell into Micheal's mic.


From: david bester

The setlist was pretty similar to the other ones here; 
he performed the two encore set, one of which was 
Hanging Tree. Lonely Afternoon was also in the set,
but it did start with Moving Trucks and ended with
Deep Karma Canyon, as far as I recall. Hung out by
the bar a bit...

The weirdest part was Bob & the band took the stage 
at 7:00, 'cause the club does a radio gig on Sunday 
nights, so there was no chance to hang out and chat
with anyone after the show (AND they made us pay
a cover to stay at the same bar...pricks). Pretty 
typical Toronto crowd, seemed to get into it halfway 
through, but was pretty noncomittal.
The big highlight was everything played from the Hubcap
record. Five songs came out: Anymore Time Between,
I Hate Alternative Rock, Art Crisis, EgoOveride and 
DKC. I was shocked ATB got onto the setlist, but it
was played beautifully. Made me sad that Along the Way
from Last Dog and Pony Show didn't get a workout too.
The highlight for me was Art Crisis, which surprised me
since I don't think of it as a super song, but this
one definately benefitted from a live workout. The 
guitar/bass interchange on the chorus was fantastic. I
don't know much about the bass player, but he plays
like a tank. Real solid set, but can you believe the
thing was finished by 9:00? 


From: a.c. ware

Myself & 3 friends I've converted to Bob came to Toronto all the 
way from Texas to see Bob. (Can't blame him for not playing in Texas, 
knowing the scene here as a musician myself--it sucks). The show was 
great with the band hitting full force after a few songs. The crowd was 
well-behaved (except for one stage diver) and actually seemed to be listening; 
a nice  change from Dallas crowds. Bob was incredible as always, although he 
seemed to be in a bad mood before the show when we saw him outside--probably 
cause the opening band hadn't showed up yet.

I saw Bob a few years back in Dallas by himself doing an accoustic show, and 
I have to say that although I'm glad I got to see him with a band, I'm not as 
upset as some people seem  to be at the thought of future shows being accoustic 
only--he is even better that way, I can vouch for that, and I think his future 
music will surprise and please us all. Most important is that he should do 
what he wants; the music will only benefit from that; and I can understand his
reasons; knowing the total mess of the music industry and how it wears you down. 
For me anyway, his songwriting is the important thing and the words what I 
relate to the most, and the great musicianship is great no matter what the 
form is. Thanks for making us feel less alone, Bob.  We'll be listening to 
whatever you do and love it.

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