Setlist: Bob Mould Band — Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany, 01 Nov 1998

Moving Trucks
Taking Everything
First Drag Of The Day
I Hate Alternative Rock
Stand Guard
Hear Me Calling
Art Crisis
Anymore Time Between
Eternally Fried
Brasilia Crossed With Trenton
Reflecting Pool
Deep Karma Canyon

Hanging Tree

Man On The Moon

Bob Mould -- guitar, 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: Jed Mosenfelder

Well, i had a fifteen millisecond conversation with Bob after the 
Frankfurt show (i shook his hand! Insert random starry-eyed dumbstruck 
fan comment here) and i asked him whether Michael was sick or something 
since i didn't know he had been "ousted". Anyway Bob just said that 
Michael took off on his "next project" which has something to do with 
Teenage Fan Club in Scotland (touring? i don't know anything about this 
band although the name rings a bell). He didn't sound negative about it 
at all but an earlier poster seems to have gotten a different story out 
of him, so i don't know what the truth is. Anyway the show in Frankfurt 
was tremendous, even though the crowd was a bit apathetic Bob was in a 
great mood and they KILLED.


From: Willi RAeckers

My ears aren't ringing now so I guess I have do admit I wasn't at Bob's show
at Frankfurt's Batschkapp yesterday. Have I been dreaming only? Well, then
again it maybe wasn't just a dream that for a change I brought throaway
earplugs along for me and the friend accompanying me. I was surprised she
very much liked the concert without having known Bob and his music before
with the exception of listening twice to a mixed setlist tape of the current
tour I had given to her the day before. But at that time we'd bought our
tickets anyway.

I think I'd read Mercury Rev to open at the german shows, too. Instead a
threepiece of which I didn't understand the name did so. Nothing spectacular
to me but okay nevertheless. They started right on time at 9pm, playing for
about half an hour.

Bob entered the stage at 10pm with as a threepiece, too! I highly doubt he did
so to copy the opening slot band. At first I thought Michael Cerveris, the
second guitar player, would maybe pop in after the first or first few songs
but it stayed at this power trio setup all throughout. What happened to
Michael and the quartet setup? I don't recall to have read anything about it
from the USA and Great Britain shows.

From my point of view it was a very good show. Bob stormed through the set
at high pace. I don't have a complete setlist but seeing his sweat spots on his
T-Shirt growing until finally merging made me thing when posting setlists
here people also could've included the song at which the initial two spots
began to merge. =;-)

Highlights were when after "Skintrade" he first produced some minutes of
wonderful feedback and then continued with two slow songs, "Eternally
Fried" and also the semi rare "Brasilia Crossed With Trenton". After the
encore "Disappointed" & "Hanging Tree" the stage manager already had
signalled to the mix desk to turn on the house light. The speaker music also
started and some people started leaving due to these signals. Maybe due to the
public cheering further kind of a miracle happened and Bob & Band came
out once more to do "Man On The Moon". I'm glad I had already unplugged
my ears at that time to hear that great song at full volume and without a
messed up range of frequency.

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