Setlist: Bob Mould Band — Irving Plaza, New York NY, 25 Sep 1998

Moving Trucks
Taking Everything
First Drag Of The Day
I Hate Alternative Rock
Fort Knox, King Solomon
Lonely Afternoon
Classifieds
Art Crisis
Anymore Time Between
Skintrade
Eternally Fried
Brasilia Crossed With Trenton
Roll Over And Die
Egøverride
Reflecting Pool
Deep Karma Canyon

Disappointed
Hanging Tree

See A Little Light

Band:
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:

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From: FMartens

Brasilia was probably the best all week, Bob was really in another place.
Actually, the whole Skintrade ---> Eternally Fried ---> Brasila sequence is
one of my favorite parts of the show. Bob left the guitar feeding back against
the amp after Hanging Tree, walked off the stage, and came back a few seconds
later to finish the night. (I have similar memories from the BSOR tour) The
band was real high octane tonight. Very tight all around, and I think they
knew it. 

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From: Agonious

The energy and intensity of this show was just mind boggling.

Now I am speaking from experience, seeing Bob Tuesday in New Haven and a 
friend of mine Wednesday in Northhamption. Those were just warm up shows 
compared to this one.

Now Iím not going to tell you the set list because the songs are basically t
he same, just in different order (and this was by far the best). Here are some 
of the highlights:

- Anymore Time Between and Skintrade played back to back showed emotion from 
Bob I have only seen in bits and pieces. With his eyes closed and singing 
intensely, you new it was something special. and it felt great to be around over
1,000 fans singing the songs word for word. Eternally Fried (which was played 
right after Skintrade) was powerful as well but Bob looked worn out from the 
previous 2 songs.

- I Hate Alternative Rock & Reflecting Pool had killer extra minutes of jamming.

- Lonely Afternoon was slowed down just a tad from the New Haven show and sounded 
so much better.

- With Egoverride, Bob finally got the pacing down perfectly (with New Haven, it 
was not).

- The 2 Black Sheets songs (encore part 1), Disappointed & Hanging Tree, were 
played like there was no tomorrow. Disappointed sounded crisp and brought back 
images of times past. Hanging Tree showed there was no calm before the storm 
with heavy guitars throughout and the thunderous feedback at the end (bring you 
to encore 2) See a little light - was a perfect way to end a very inspiring show 
in which Bob seemed to enjoy and told the crowd he had a really good time. Coolest 
thing after See alittle light, with the crowd cheering, Bob just stood there on 
the red light soaked stage. And smirked. You knew he was happy.

- Art Crisis, Fort Knox, and Deep Karma Canyon were all played with a gail force 
energy but unfortunately seemed to lack something.

- and yes he played Brasilia Crossed with Trenton.

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From: Joe Mazzeo

I'd have to say I agree with Bob's decision to hang up the electric after seeing 
the Friday NYC show( I had planned to go to Sat as well but once was enough).
I'll agree with Howie that Mike C was somewhat unneccesary, although he did make 
for a half of a pair of uncle fester bookends(along with Bob).

The big problem with the set was a prevailling sameness to the sound of the set. 
The band made little use of the dynamics that have made Bob's recorded solo work 
so memorable.

While LD&PS maybe his best and most well rounded record ever, the live set did 
little to really excite me. The vocal rephrasing on "Skintrade" ( my fav from 
the new one) seemed pretty out of synch to me. The band seemed to miss out on 
all the good opportunities to really take the songs to a new level. The set 
seemed pretty well scripted and rarely improvised or expanded on. It's too bad 
this band is only going to be together for a short time. Maybe they need to 
work together for a while before they are able to find their stride. "See A 
Little Light" was pretty amazing though and Bob seemed to be having quite a 
bit of fun. It must be good to go out on top. 

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From: Paul Hilcoff

Friday--What can I say? Bob said it best himself: "This was the one. This
is the one I've been waiting for." He was (fill in the blank) miles high after
the show, really pumped. He felt that the band locked in at the outset and never
got off track foir the duration of the show. It was quite amazing; the audience 
knew it too. Hard to pick highlights from a tour-de-force like this, but
"Brasilia" and "Hanging Tree" come to mind.


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