09.11.01: Original Date
Source B: DAT --- Core Sound Binaurals > Sony PCM-M1 (Oade Mod II)
DAT: DAT-1 > Digital Clone-2
CD: Unknown Transfer
MP3 Sample: Right click & save
Notes: Originally, this was the show that was scheduled for Sept. 11th, 2001 but was postponed due to close-minded, fundamentalist insanity. In my opinion, given the circumstances of the events in the United States just 2 days prior, this was the most intense show Tool ever performed - of course I am being biased & subjective because I was at this show. However, I think that you can hear it, we felt it. Remember, planes were not even flying at this time & we had no idea if nuclear war or another attack would happen at that time. Still don't though. This recording is definitely the best source for this particular performance to come out. Vocals are clean & crisp while the other instruments are at a steady and tight level of sound. All in all, a very good capture of Tool at a very difficult state-of-mind; the band seemed to not be able to focus completely this night. And with good reason. I was -really, really- hoping to hear AEnima this night. That would have been perfect. There is already a good CD version of this show out there so I will not put this DAT to CD.
"I'm assuming, that everyone here would like to get home safely. So we need the crowd, up in the front here to take two steps back. Two steps back. Two steps back. Now add two more steps, four steps back. One more, five steps back. Two steps, five steps. Good move. We are the Scott-Hill Clown Band, thank you very much for coming" (as an unintelligent individual shouts "what? what? what?")
"So how many of you would like to take the non-conformists oath? So repeat after me, think for yourself. Question authority. Strive to be different. Strive to be unique. And never repeat things that other people say" (almost everyone in the venue repeated the oath...odd, considering the timing; the crowd is picked up very nicely - you can hear my buddy Ryan repeating MJK's words)
MJK: "Thank you very much. We're finding it very, uh, understandably, we're finding it very very difficult to concentrate tonight. On the, this, on the eve of the third world war..."
CROWD: "USA USA USA USA USA USA"
MJK: "You all are going to be really bummed out when you find out it was the USA that did it, ok? This is a time to kind of remember why it is you do what you do. Rediscover your intent. And for God's sake, remember that art saves lives"
Stinkfist (White Lines)
46 & 2