Setlist: Bob Mould Band — Junction, Cambridge UK, 27 Oct 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


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: Ron and Julie Roeseberg

Overall a great performance, with the highlight for me being Anymore 
Time Between, which started out slower than the album version with Bob 
in a near-whisper, then slowly built pace.  By the time he got to "Sick 
of yourself..." the eyes rolled back, he was at a half-scream, and I was 
standing there shaking my head in disbelief.  Awesome!  Stand Guard and 
Skintrade also stood out, but the show was not without problems.  On 
some songs, particularly Eternally Fried, Bob's vocals were dropping in 
and out and distorted.  It seemed like they were trying to up the vocals 
more in the mix but it wasn't to be-- each time the mic answered no with 
a loud squeal.  I also had trouble hearing Bob's solos in the mix at 
times, but he certainly nailed the one in a feedback-drenched Eternally 
Fried. Perhaps it was where I was standing in the back-center.  After 
the show I found out that there was a problem with one of the effects 
processors that the band wrestled with all night.  The truth is at the 
time I barely noticed, as Bob plowed through the set with amazing effort 
and a decently interested crowd of 500 or so were there to urge him on.  
My only complaint was it ended too quickly with only Disappointed for an 
encore, but I guess Bob had had enough with the equip.  I hung out 
around back after the show and sure enough, he walked out about 40 
minutes later, being very apologetic about the performance while I 
stood there like Chris Farley, saying things like "that was awesome".  
When you meet your favorite singer/songwriter of the past 15 years for 
the first time, you might as well figure you're going to blow it.  He 
talked some about his readiness to branch out in new directions but did 
not elaborate. It was raining and time was short and I selfishly took 
some of that time to get a picture taken with him.  Everything's already 
been said before about Bob, the person.  What a class act.  I also got 
to meet and chat with Paul Hilcolff before the show, who told me Bob has
been making plenty of tapes of his live performances... but no 
indications either way that Bob has any plans to release them.  (Hope 
you get feeling better soon Paul)  I along with everyone else am praying 
for a live release of this tour, but if not I can make due with the 
memories of one of the (insert superlative here) nights of my humble 
existence.  Thanks Bob!


From: Iain Watson

Bob was at top speed today but spoiled by the awful sound quality of the 
venue. It is a pity that the quality and texture that is produced on all 
his albums was so 'flattened' by the volume of the PA. 

Some great songs, however, and his energy and talent are still going 

I look forward to some accoustic dates in the future. 


From: Jeff Munn-Giddings

OK, so I screwed up with the first attempt at a follow-up. Down by the 
front of the stage the sound quality was good - can't imagine where Iain 
was standing. Have to agree that the man was in great form, a very 
dynamic set with plenty of light and shade, a welcome change after the 
fairly one-paced sets by Dark Star and Mercury Rev.

Some storming readings of the new material as well as the back catalogue 
stuff, especially Stand Guard, a personal favourite. Bob is the last 
person you'd think would need a second guitarist, but Michael Cerveris' 
contribution was right on the money, for me - gave enough weight and 
space in all the right places to allow Bob to stretch out when he needed 
to. Bob seemed pretty 'up' as well - can't recall seeing him smile that 
much before. 


From: Colin Peuleve

Compared to the scowling menace that I remember from Sugar at the Town 
and Country (admittedly a few years back now - the poster's still on my 
wall!) Bob was certainly enjoying himself - he was actually grinning 
across stage appreciatively at the band in places. But standing towards 
the back by the sound desk (in my defence this was the closest point to 
the bar!), the sound quality was indeed pretty patchy - drums tooo loud, 
guitars just too far back. But the music still came through, particularly
enjoyed SkinTrade - c/w longish feedback outro.

Maybe, an acoustic set first, followed by the adrenalin rush stuff (a la 
Neil Young) could be the compromise that some seem to be looking for - 
but I guess that's up to the man himself.

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