A Lotus, A Prophet, A Mullet & A Beginning
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Notes on Year:
Everything has to have a beginning. Out of the hair-metal saturated, pre-grunge mainstream "rock" of the 1980's emerged a band without borders, pretense or categorical crucifixion of it's musical style. From the first gigs at the Green Jello Loft (remember "Three Little Pigs"?), Tool's early performances are surprisingly polished but yet with an underlying layer of raw, moving and paradigm-attacking aggressiveness that was both intense + melodic in the subtleties, textures & feelings evoked. In 1991, the band attained a record deal, recorded an album & the lead singer was able to leave his job at Hell's Pizza. Adam was able to focus his creative talents not on special effects such as in Terminator 2 where he did effects but no the overall visual image of the band.
Notes on live recordings/sources:
The overwhelming majority of live Tool recordings on this site are sourced from CD, cassette or DVD/VHS usually sourced from the taper or a verified, definitive low generation copy - as noted - and not from various downloaded material. The recordings found on this site, unless noted, are not sourced from FLAC, SHN,  or sourced from downloaded video files. Please note that this holds true to ~the 10K Days era. From 2006 on, virtually all recordings of Tool have been released via various torrents. All recordings found on this site have as much legitimate source & lineage history as possible. You can not download any complete recording on this site; only 1 minute (or less)  MP3 samples are provided to give the collector a reference for the source. This entire website is for referential & archival use only & in no way is to be used for commercial gain of any kind. 

Definitive Recordings:
xx.xx.91 - Los Angeles, CA, USA @ Unknown Studio (demo)
12.31.91 - Los Angeles, CA, USA @ The Jello Loft