1995
Transition / Metamorphosis / Chancellor - D'Amour
Last Updated: 10/2009


Notes on Year:
The time-period between Ænima & Undertow, specifically 1995, offered up some significant performances by Tool in regards to content and quality. Unfortunately there are not a ton of recordings by the band available. To those tapers that recorded Tool during this year, we say thank you. From rather strange on-stage antics by a male stripper(?) during 4° during the first two performances of the band to a trip down under with MJK discussing Jesus + Chinese food to a doozer of a 'year' finale with a co-headlining with Primus to bring in the year 1996 with a bang, Tool was a band that has made it but wanted more... but wanted more their way: do what they are going to do, kick the audience's ass & get off the stage. The songs performed during this era, off of the soon-to-be-released Ænima album, are raw but yet defined & simply have to be heard to be believed. This is a transition year; of significant interest is the fact that this year featured both Paul & Justin playing as a member of Tool. In some performances the tension between Paul & the rest of the band is nearly palpable. 
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:
03.03.95 - San Bernadino, CA, USA @ San Bernadino Arena (DVD / 2CD)

12.15.95 - Ventura, CA, USA @ Ventura Theatre (2CD)
12.31.95 - Oakland, CA, USA @ Oakland Coliseum (DVD) (Source C)