Source B: Unspecified Video Recording Equipment - Left Angle
Source B: Unspecified Video Recording Equipment - Center Angle
Source B: 1st Gen VHS > DVD ((doubtful of 1G))
Image from DVD: Here
Notes: Decent sound, interesting performance. Multi-angle mix of this performance is the known version of this. Which means that there are two other non-mixed video sources out there, right + center. Same people did the previous night's performance as well & did the matrix for both shows. MJK as the Rev. Maynard James Keenan - always fun to pole fun at fundamentalism. Interesting stuff. This particular source is listed as 1G but I doubt that, it looks a bit too grainy to be 1G in my opinion. The sound is actually quite nice, which is a nice thing. in comparison with the previous nights performance, same location, this seems to be more of a "deep cut" rather than the "hits" package from the night before. Watching this show, makes you understand how Tool has such a devoted following. Any performance with NQ is legendary in my book. As it is, this DVD is the best copy I have ever ran across in the X amount of years I have been collecting Tool. As such, I do recommend this recording.
Notes - by Buffalobossie 11/03/2005:
With a multiple camera angle mix, there are typically two outcomes. You can create a semi-professional looking video with different views of the show. In emergencies, you can cover camera ducks or nasty accidental shaking with footage from the other angle. On the other hand, you can get two cameras that are in roughly the same position, edit the footage with cheesy effects, and even get the footage out of sync with the audio (see 2001-09-14 for a good example of this). Thankfully, the Sacramento 1998 shows did not suffer from these faults and instead benefitted from steady shots, good angles, and relatively good camerawork. The video itself is obviously suffering a tiny bit of generation loss, but is overall rather good for a VHS source. A little grainy but certainly very watchable. And well worth watching. There are some good closeups, mainly of Danny and Maynard, but also a few of Justin and Adam.
The audio on this one is actually quite nice for a camera's audio, though I doubt it is near as good as Source A. There were a few cheesy edit effects at one point in the middle that I wish weren't there, but that's being picky. At one point, I'm fairly certain there was a shot from a third camera (on the right) although only for a few seconds. The performance is excellent, with No Quarter standing out as always being a winner. And Opiate > Flood as an encore is excellent. Maynard was very animated, joking for the second night in a row about the large gap between the stage and the barrier, as well as insulting Kevin the roadie for not getting him a beer. Overall this is a very lively performance and an excellent way to experience Tool's 1998 tour. This DVD is much recommended.
Setlist / Quote:
Part Of Me
'Can you feel it? Are you in the mood for a little bit of healing tonight? We're going to be some, doing some deep, deep, deep emotional work tonight. Some deep healing. We're going to start with all these Grateful Dead fans over here.'
'I guess we'll get more specific about our particular form of healing tonight. We're going to be performing a sexual healing. We're going to be generating the most positive energy in the whole universe you can generate. The energy of friction. That sexual energy of God's own heavenly liquid. Can you feel it? Let me get an Amen. Let me get a Hallelujah. Let me get a Jesus Fucking Christ.'
'We're going to call on some assistance from on high. We'll need the help of one Reverend Buzz Melvin. Where are you Reverend? Reverend come and, Ladies and gentlemen, the only survivors of the original Manson family right here, Spahn Ranch survivors. Featuring the Reverend Buzz Melvin. The lord almighty says 'I will punish you *Nimminah*, I will strip you naked, and let the nations see you, see you in all your shame. What God is trying to say here is ya'll are wearing too many clothes. You need to strip off the clothes and be at one with your God. In the beginning was the word and the word was *seed* and it was plentiful and it was bountiful and it was fruitful and it was potent. Strip off the clothes, grab a pole, fill a hole, the holy hole with a holy pole. Start fucking!'
'Kevin, Kevin, Kevin, where's mine? Where's mine? Where's mine? You just go to a fridge, get a beer and forget to get me one? What's up? I thought we were friends? I want a beer. A beer. No tip this time bitch. This is a song that we don't do that often, but we're doing it special for you because you are our favorite audience ever. And uh...yeah.'
'You've been absolutely fabulous. We're thankful that you came and we welcome you to our world. This song is inspired by an out of body experience that our drummer had once. The Reverend Daniel Carey. Are you familiar with a high colonic? Well, Mr. Carey, you don't know what a high colonic is? That's where they shoot water up your ass to kinda cleanse out your aura and such. It's kinda like a enema. So Danny is laying there on the table receiving this high colonic and he just kind of blacks out and his soul kind of rises out of his body and flys across the sky and he sees the Rockies and the Atlantic Ocean and he comes up above the Great Pyramid at the Giza Plateau and he spirals down into the pyramid and he receives all these apocalyptic visions from this priest who is 17 feet high. And right when the priest was about to tell him when it was going to happen Danny remembered that he was having water shot up his ass and he had to get back to the high colonic so he came back so we don't know when it's actually going to happen. But hopefully soon.'
'Thank you very much for coming.
We'd like to thank you all for coming tonight. On your way out there's going to be some representatives wearing a, like half-red and half-blue outfit. They're taking donations to help keep Spahn ranch alive to help the Manson family eat. So if you can just drop your little coins in that bucket that would be great. They're sorry they haven't been an active murdering force lately but they'll get back and, you know, back on track once the drugs take effect.
Also, uh, Robert Russel Barnes of 2625 Riveria Circle, Eldorado Hills, California - you no longer own a wallet. Christopher Steele, you're fucked as well. And Eric Christopher Denton, you've just got out of jail.
I don't know why you're still here. Did you want something? You'll have to be a little more enthusiastic than that. Oh and if you can please, we've been on tour now for about 2 months, and my back is really getting sore, I'm really tired of carrying around all those t-shirts and hats and key chains so if you can buy 'em all it'd really be a great benefit to me. Ok, here's another song. This one goes out to that French Canadian bastard Pete Reedling and my uh new wife, Kristen.'
'Thank you, good night.'