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    Shade
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    I didn’t write the songs down. I will list what I remember in no order:

    Freedom
    Ammaring
    Get Me
    The Wagon
    Thumb
    Freakscene
    Same Day
    And a bunch more that I know and love but can’t remember this time. The show was LOUD. I was really excited to hear J do an all electric show again. Some of his guitar solos were simply mesmorizing.

    Now I like to play a game at any show I attend called "Spot the Freak." There’s always at least one person doing something at a show that just makes them stand out and they end up being (hands down) the freak. I have to say, it was a tough one tonight. There were at least three people (all women) that were in tough competition.

    #102928
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    FlyingCloud
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    hey Shade, so great to see you here again :D
    thanks for the song list, maybe some others who were also at the show could add their parts?

    agree about the "freaks", I remember a woman going crazy at a J acoustic show where I was, screaming at the top of her lungs all through the show :roll:

    #102929
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    Carl.
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    So the tickets say Doors Open at 7, Show starts at 8.. Well, o.k., so the shows did not start on time. I guess it gave me a chance to have an extra beer.

    At about 9 or so, John Gold comes out and play his set. Not all that impresses. John appears to be a very good musician and song writer, but the band was very unimpressive.

    So then we wait for J.. and here he comes…

    Started with The Lung.. Absolutely freaking rocked… oh yeah, since I have never seen Dave Schools before, that is one big dude.. In fact, my buddy said he was "Screaming Tress big".. Then played the set which included Little Fury Things, Get Me, Alone, and the songs listed above. In fact, it looks like the set list was the same as the SF show, but in a different order..

    The encore was Thumb and Sludgefeast (?).

    Some observations…

    Great freaking show… Absolutely rocked… Can not believe I have seen him acoustic (June 2002, Troubador.), mix acoustic/electric (October 2002, Roxy), and full electric (June 2004, HoB).. But my, how quickly J has greyed..

    I now have a Dinosaur Jr T-Shirt.. Green Mind. Picked it up for $25. The J Mascis and the Fog T’s were only $10.. But, since my methamphetamine addiciton in the 90’s got in the way of me buying other things, I went with the Green Mind t-shirt..

    I had heard that the HoB’s sound was not good. From where I was, it sounded fine. I was up against the rail along side the VIP section, by the only open bar downstairs, which was on the right hand side of the stage.

    I, too, like to observe the crowd while at a show, and I agree with Shade, there were some women there who were freaking out.. (sidenote, there was a number of attractive women there, which I did not notice at the 2002 shows)…There was one in the VIP section who was going nuts!! She was funny. Then, there was this blonde with some sort of 80’s hairstyle who was going at it strong, as well. She was the one, I thought, who would remove her shirt, but it stayed on… She seemed to have a thing for the drummer.

    All in all, an EXCELLENT show.. Makes me wish I had tickets for tonights show in Anaheim… Did I say it absolutely rocked?!?!?!?!

    Carl.

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    SG
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    The Doors opened at 7! :P how was Jim Morrison? :wink:

    Thanks for the reviews! :)

    #102931
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    davidprops
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    I saw the show at the House of Blues LA last night, and am so happy I caught it! J seemed more energized than he had the last few times through town. The band was loud and very rocking. They opened with a blistering "The Lung" and did not let up throughout the night. Personal faves were "Little Fury Things,""Everybody Lets Me Down,""Same Day,""Ammaring," and the best version of "Alone" I’ve witnessed.
    I love J to death, but at times he can seem ambivalent about playing. Last night he was fully into it, loud, like the old Dino days, and very inspired. You have to miss Watt on bass, but this may be the best Fog line up yet.
    House of Blues actually has great sound, and it came through strong.

    #102932
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    mp
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    Had to register to join in on this topic. Have lurked around for awhile, but I guess I have somethin to add

    The show was pretty killer. Just 1 to add to the list of songs, he played set us free . The one thing I noticed is that they really hit a groove near the end the the set during Alone, then they did Freakscene which the whole band was very animated for. Then it was the encore w/ Thumb and Sludgefest (I can’t remember if he did another one too).

    I thought Dave did a great job on bass. After seein Watt last time, it was good to hear someone that could do the harmonies. It took awhile (a few songs) for the soundguy to pump up his mike, but once done, it sounded good.

    As far as the crowd comments go, I certainly have noticed an increase in freakish behaviour during J and J & the fog shows. I’d just add that it’s not just girls who were guilty of this. I’ve never seen so many grown men play air guitar in my life. It made me laugh a few times, but I can understand lovin J that much. He’s inspired me in my guitar playing.

    Cheers,
    MP

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    stanner
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    ‘OT ‘ probably but where do i post this question?
    i went to ‘guitargeek’ to see j’s guitar/amp setup and its from ’96!
    anybody have a link or know what the guitars and amps setup is at these west coast shows?
    sorry if this in the wrong place on this site.
    s 8)

    #102934
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    Carl.
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    "mp" wrote:
    Had to register to join in on this topic. Have lurked around for awhile, but I guess I have somethin to add

    Welcome. Enjoy it here.

    "mp" wrote:
    As far as the crowd comments go, I certainly have noticed an increase in freakish behaviour during J and J & the fog shows. I’d just add that it’s not just girls who were guilty of this. I’ve never seen so many grown men play air guitar in my life. It made me laugh a few times, but I can understand lovin J that much. He’s inspired me in my guitar playing.

    Cheers,
    MP

    I did see a few men go crazy with their air guitar, as well..

    Carl.

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    NeverBoughtIt
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    As an avid Dinosaur/J Mascis audience air guitarist, I was a tad curios as to why nobody mentioned the fact that they spontaniously played "Tarpit". Dave Schools said that this was Kyle’s request. It was a great moment of the show. It was an awesome show and was probably the tightest incarnation of any J Mascis project that I’ve seen. They were well rehearsed and a lot tighter than the Watt shows, even though I loved them. As to the "freaks", there were some hippy type dancers, but al in all a good time had by all. I still don’t understand how people can go without earplugs. I learned that lesson in ’93. :lol:

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    Annastefka
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    Thats more like it, Californians you make me proud. I just wanted to hear if others liked this line up as much as we did in Athens. It seems you did, BUT…..AIR GUITAR I have never seen that happen at any J show. That is so funny, that is such a guy thing too, I thought air guitar was something guys did in the shower, along with that other thing they like to do in the shower.

    and as far as Dave being a big guy well red beans and rice didn’t miss him either.

    I like boys and showers and guitars and dogs and beans and rice.

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    FlyingCloud
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    I agree, great to see all those cool reviews here! also great to see new members here, welcome mp & FightTestYoshimi :DšŸ˜€

    "FightTestYoshimi" wrote:
    "Tarpit". Dave Schools said that this was Kyle’s request. It was a great moment of the show.

    wowww!!! :shock: I hope someone taped that!!!

    #102938
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    rambleon
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    hey stanner, to answer your question why not check out the guitar room forum

    sounds like a great time was had by all … i really hope + wish i can see this new fog lineup … think they’ll stick together for a while ?

    #102939
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    rambleon
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    annastefka, any feelings on this ? :D

    #102940
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    NeverBoughtIt
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    I hope they stick around for a while. they are tighter than any line-up I’ve seen. Dave plays bass like a champ and kyle pounds the drums like bam bam for an hour and a half without touching his water. They rock! I love J and all, but I was getting tired of the acoustic shows…this is what J is really about. Rocking the f’en house. 8)

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    rambleon
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    see, this is what i’m talking about … the lineup sounds like it’s right on the money – it would be shame for it to be a limited edition fog :aliensmile:

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