Setlist: Bob Mould Band — Mississippi Nights, St Louis MO, 05 Oct 1998

Moving Trucks
Taking Everything
First Drag Of The Day
I Hate Alternative Rock
Stand Guard
Art Crisis
Anymore Time Between
Eternally Fried
Lonely Afternoon
Reflecting Pool
Man On The Moon

Hanging Tree

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: Paul Hilcoff

Pretty good turnout down on the levee at Mississippi Nights tonight, for a
rainy Monday in decaying (decayed?) St Louis.  Bob thanked the crowd for
its warm greeting before launching into a set that had a rather carefree vibe
to it.  The only down moment came (irony alert:   this has been a recent
topic) when two guys at the corner of the stage to Bob's left wouldn't shut
up during "Anymore Time Between"--so Bob slid his vocal mic out of its
clip and offered it to them.  They were too stunned to react, however, but
continued yakking through the song.  When it was over, Bob had them
ejected.  Other noteworthy moments:  MOTM closing the main set; Bob's
self-described "Green Day" version of "Disappointed."

An earlier poster has already described the particular scenario at 
Mississippi Nights in painstaking detail:  the two guys were UP AGAINST 
PIN-DROP PART OF "ANYMORE TIME BETWEEN."  And they didn't stop even after 
Bob offered them the mic; rather, they congratulated one another for getting 
Bob to notice them.  Bob intended to refund their $12 after the show, but 
they got tired of waiting outside and split.


From: Nikki Paolini

One more letter on this subject (sorry!): I was standing near the guys who
got thrown out in St. Louis. What happened was that before Bob started
singing "Anymore Time Between," two guys were chatting away RIGHT AT THE
EDGE OF THE STAGE, which is pretty rude. It's not like they were back by
the bar or at a table. Bob stared right down at them to try and get them to
stop. When that didn't work, he began singing the song right to them. He
was glaring at them with those really intense eyes (it scared me).
Amazingly, that had no effect. At that point, he stuck the mike in their
faces and said, "ladies and gentlemen, there are some people here with
something important to say." The two guys were finally struck speechless.
Then one tried to grab the mike, and then the bouncers took them out. I
don't think Bob overreacted at all--he had tried to take care of the
problem with less drastic measures, but obviously those two needed to be
smacked over the head to get the message.

Ironically, Bob's being pissed off gave the song even more emotional effect
than it usually has.


From: Michael O.

First saw Bob w/ Husker Du in the mid '80's at Mississippi Nights.(My friends
left after about 45 min. that night-they thought I had asked them to see 
Hoodoo Gurus.) My feelings last night were that Bob hasn't turned down one 
bit. The show was fantastic due to his fabulous axe playing & it was LOUD! I 
gotta believe, one day, he'll do electric tours again. It's in him.


From: Carter Smolik

I thought the show was fantastic! I've seen Sugar several times and Bob 
acoustic once, but this is the best. Having another guitarist really helped 
to flesh-out the sound, which was particularly great on the "Black Sheets" 

I was a little disappointed that there were no Husker Du songs at all, but not
terribly surprised. And of course I would always like to hear more tunes from 
Workbook, but those are small quibbles with this show. 

I guess I was most pleased with the inclusion of "Eternally Fried", and loved 
"Hanging Tree" as an encore. 


From: RC

Another excellent effort from Bob and company last night...Bob seemed to be in
a good mood for the show...This was the most I have ever heard him talk to a 
St. Louis audience before...This goes back 12 years(Husker, Sugar and solo)...
Does anyone know what the deal was with the two assholes next to the stage 
that pissed Bob off during "Anymore Time Between?"...It pissed him off enough 
to take the mike off the stand saying, "Someone has something important to 
say," and put the mike in their faces...Bob should show up at the place of 
employment and give them shit while their working...Of course if Bob did that, 
it might screw up these two so bad that you fries would be burnt and the cheese 
would have been left off you BIG MAC... Regarding Varnaline, they had me in the 
beginning, lost me in the middle, got me back at the end... 


From: Aaron Sumner

St. Louis (home of the talking incident): I was very pleased with this
show, especially after hearing some concerns from a friend who'd seen one
of the Minneapolis shows. I didn't think this one got really loud until 
"Hanging Tree." The highlight was "Man on the Moon" coming out of the blue
(for me, anyway; I hadn't checked my e-mail in a couple of days so I
didn't see it'd been played elsewhere). This was a nice way to end my
little two-day vacation in my old hometown.

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