This section is designed to let the user know what new live recording information is newly available & is also a place for updates for cu.org... Archived updates here.

contact after you read FAQ:

Coming soon with a ton of new shows, reviews, samples & pertinent info. Until then.
A) Spring Tour
More dates coming, old on hold, blah.
B) Source Information
Updated as of 03/2007. If you have information, please contact us here.
) New Notes/Contributions - Ryan A.
Some clever folks may have noticed many sources from 1993 with comments by another collector, Ryan A. I've known Ryan A. for a few years & he has proven himself to be a dedicated collector that manages to come up with some very nice finds (and low generations) and is now a taper. As a fellow collector, I  respect the concrete examination, detailed understanding of Tool & the texture, flow & dynamic energy of what is created by 4 human on a stage.  His comments are a welcome addition to the site - perhaps more to come. I trust those interested will find this rather enlightening. The list for this time around is as follows: 1992-04-25, 1993-06-11, 1993-06-22, 1993-06-23 (aud source), 1993-08-29 (FM broadcast), 1993-09-09, 1993-09-10, 1993-09-21, 1993-09-22, 1993-09-28, 1993-09-29, 1993-09-30, 1993-10-01, 1993-10-05, 1993-10-06, 1993-10-07, 1993-10-08, 1993-10-09, 1993-10-22, 1994-02-07 (audio), 1994-03-03, 1994-03-11, 1994-03-18, 1994-04-17, 1994-07-10 (video), 1994-07-21 (audio), 1994-07-21 (video), 1996-11-03, 2006-09-15 (Ryan A source)
) Updated Definitive Recordings
Updated the definitive recordings (w/links + new picks) on each 'main year' page. So, if you click on, say, 1994 you will see new info in the right frame. Not a massive update but needed to be done.
) Updated Source Information
Including the individual pages & the comprehensive list.
F) Content Updates = (whew)

08/27/1993 - Realistic>WM-F2097
10/25/1996 - Sony mic>WM-D3
03/03/1997 - AT822>D7 (acquired DAT-M)
07/01/2001 - Unknown - F
11/07/2001 - Sony mic>WM-D3
04/30/2006 - DPA4061>RH10 - I
05/08/2006 - DPA4061>RH10 - C
05/19/2006 - DPA4061>RH10 - B
05/20/2006 - DPA4061>RH10 - C
05/26/2006 - ECM70P>R700 - B
05/26/2006 - ECM719>MT877 - C
06/24/2006 - Panasonic>
NH700 - B
06/24/2006 -
DSC-S60- C
06/28/2006 - ECM717>R50 - D
08/19/2006 - CMC2>MT200 - B
08/19/2006 - MK4>M1 - C
09/11/2006 - DPA4061>RH10
09/14/2006 - DPA4061>RH10 - B
09/15/2006 - DPA4061>R09
09/21/2006 - Olympus Voice Recorder - MP3 - C
09/21/2006 - CSB>MT2496 - D
09/21/2006 - DPA4061>R09 - E
09/22/2006 - CSB>MT2496 - D
09/29/2006 - CSB>MT2496 (MP3) - C
10/03/2006 - CSB>MT2496 (MP3) - B
10/05/2006 - Video (matrix)
11/04/2006 - CSC>877H
11/09/2006 - AT853>iRiver
12/01/2006 - Church>RH910 - A
12/01/2006 - DPA4061>NH900 - B
12/05/2006 - CMC8>MT - A
12/05/2006 - CSB>HiMD - B
12/05/2006 - MBHO>R09 - C
12/07/2006 - ECM917>NH900
12/08/2006 - OKMII-Studio>TCD-D8
12/10/2006 - OKMII-Studio>TCD-D8 - A
12/10/2006 - HEB>TCD-D8 - B
12/10/2006 - CSC>RH10 - C
12/10/2006 - 719>RH910 - D
12/10/2006 - 717>R30 - E
12/10/2006 - Video - F
12/12/2006 - CMC8>MT - A
12/12/2006 - CSB>RH910 - B
12/12/2006 - ECM>TCD-D100 - C
12/16/2006 - Unknown Video
01/19/2007 - SPBMC>iRiver - A
01/24/2007 - OKMII-Studio>MT2496 - A
01/24/2007 - SPSC>iRiver - MP3 - B
01/25/2007 - ECMMS907>NHF800 - A
01/25/2007 - SPSC>iRiver - MP3 - B
01/31/2007 - ECMDS70P>N710 - A
01/31/2007 - ECMMS907>NHF800 - B
01/31/2007 - ECMDS70P>N710 - C
02/08/2007 - ECM717>TCD-D100
02/09/2007 - ECM717>TCD-D100
02/10/2007 - ECM717>TCD-D100
02/12/2007 - ECM717>TCD-D100
B) Community Direction? Bootlegged Material? Donation (of time)?
There is a massive difference between a taper, collector & a bootlegger. A bootlegger (*never* a true taper or collector) sells live recordings for economic gain.. Those people are not cool. They make true fans look foolish. The actions of these people are illegal, narcissistic & need to be stopped. I, for one, have a positive hope that perhaps if we are able to act as a community to stop these sellers & develop a consistent network of Tool fans that will be on top of this issue perhaps there is at least a small snowballs chance in hell that Tool may loosen up their very strict anti-taping policy. Who knows, perhaps we could, together, create a community of collectors & fans that are reminiscent of the Grateful Dead community. Yes, I know what image + connotation that evokes however I offer this paradigm in the spirit of sharing + having just a massive pool of live recordings of Tool.  Tool fans should never sell live recordings. It makes it that much more difficult for tapers + fans to be able to hear their favorite band. Many folks who use this site as a reference for information about live Tool recordings report auctions via eBay, myspace & other websites. We must do what we can to stop the selling of live recordings. If you are interested, please join the forums & help us report this. Look at it this way, this website is & will remain 100% free as I, alone, pay the monthly + yearly costs for this site. With thousands of visitors a month, tons of samples & lots of content, a lot of bandwidth is used per month. Instead of $ as a donation for this site, all I ask is that people donate just a moment of time to make a difference. There are clear directions about how to report violators in the forums. Please help.
C) Updates = 76
Now believe it or not, the updates of content for CU.org took me ages & ages to do. Please note that the source information page was updated in October, 2006 & will be updated again soon. This is a lot of work & sometimes this hobby can feel a little more like a job than it should. However, one of the joys of doing this is to listen to as many live recordings of Tool that I possibly can. Why? To decipher the jokes, mix-ups, quotes, different performance-style between one performance of a song to another in order to increase my appreciation for Tool. For those that may notice, the site has not had real updates for a very long time. Some folks have asked if I am even doing this site anymore...  I will continue to do updates to CU.org indefinitely however the time-between updates will simply vary. That said, I hope you enjoy the following updates:

Content  - by Date
xx/xx/1986  - TexANS - "Never Again"
xx/xx/1986  - Children of The Anachronistic Dynasty - "Fingernails"
xx/xx/1987  - Children of The Anachronistic Dynasty -  "Dog House"
04/17/1987 - Children of The Anachronistic Dynasty -  Live: 04/17/1987
09/05/1991 - SBD
01/27/1993 - SBD
11/07/1996 - SSDSM>D7
10/10/1999 - CSB>MD
05/26/2001 - GSB>MD
xxx.xx.2006 - Rage / Pro Video TV
05/10/2006 - MK4>M1
05/11/2006 - DVD>CD
05/19/2006 - DPA4061>iRiver
05/20/2006 - MM-B2>MT24/96
05/31/2006 - Hama>iRiver
06/03/2006 - DAB>NH700
06/08/2006 - Hama>iPod
06/09/2006 - CSB>D7
06/09/2006 - CSB>NH900
06/14/2006 - DPA4061>D100
06/19/2006 - DVD + DVD>CD
06/27/2006 - CS(LC)B>N10
06/28/2006 - GSALB>R900
07/01/2006 - DPA4061>D8/mod
07/04/2006 - DPA4061>D100/oade
07/07/2006 - DPA4061>D100/oade
07/07/2006 - DPA4061>D8/mod
08/06/2006 - SPCMC>N707
08/12/2006 - Unknown Audio
08/13/2006 - Aiwa>R900
08/18/2006 - SSDSM6>iRiver
08/19/2006 - SSDSM6>iRiver
08/22/2006 - CMC-8>Gmini
08/25/2006 - CSB>NHF800
08/27/2006 - DAB>iRiver
08/29/2006 - Audix>R09
08/30/2006 - MK4>M1
08/30/2006 - CSB>MT24/96
08/30/2006 - DPA4061>JB3
09/02/2006 - DPA4061>JB3
09/05/2006 - DPA4061>SBM-1>MT
09/09/2006 - COS-11s>M1/oade
09/09/2006 - external>iRiver
09/14/2006 - SSDSM>R09
09/15/2006 - SP-CMC>N707
09/18/2006 - HyperCarrds>MT24/96
09/21/2006 - SPCMC1>M100
09/21/2006 - DPA4061>M1/oade mod II / master
09/22/2006 - DPA4061>M1/oade mod II / master
09/22/2006 - SPCMC1>M100
09/22/2006 - Video
09/23/2006 - MBHO>M1
09/23/2006 - CSB>MT24/96
09/23/2006 - CSC>Hi-MD
09/25/2006 - DPA4061>M1/oade mod II / master (available for download: click here)
09/25/2006 - SP>I-730
09/28/2006 - CSB>M1
09/29/2006 - CSB>RH910
09/29/2006 - CSC>MT24/96
09/30/2006 - CSB>RH1
10/02/2006 - CSB>M1
10/03/2006 - DS70P>R70
10/03/2006 - Unknown
10/06/2006 - CSB>M1
10/06/2006 - MS907-D8
10/06/2006 - Video
10/07/2006 - AT863>JB3
11/05/2006 - Aiwa mic>N910
11/08/2006 - HAMA>iPod
11/09/2006 - HAMA>iPod
11/09/2006 - AT953>iRiver
11/10/2006 - HAMA>iPod
11/10/2006 - ecm717>N707
11/18/2006 - spcmc>mt24/96
11/19/2006 - Viviano>MT-180H
11/19/2006 - ds70p>iRiver
A) Updates
Working on quite a few items as time permits. A lot of ground to cover in only so many hours in the day. RIP, BP / 1bear.
A) New Look
For those that may be quasi-regulars, the sitenow has a different main layout with a new menu replacing all the old jpegs from, actually a few years ago.
I did a lot of reformatting behind the scenes trying to make things smoother. Also did a new layout/design for the main page/menu & all that good stuff. Added some information on all the main year pages. All this took a great deal of time but is, I think, how it may look for a while.
New additions
as follows:

04/16/1995 - DVD / 1G / Upgrade-from master
12/31/1995 - DVD / Source B / Upgrade
07/08/1998 - DVD / Upgrade
07/30/1998 - DVD / Upgrade
10/10/1999 - DVD / Unknown / Source F
06/19/2001 - DVD + Audio / Upgrade
09/18/2001 - DVD / CCD-TR2300
09/18/2001 - DVD / CCD-TRV940
07/26/2002 - DVD / Unknown
07/27/2002 - DVD /
Sony DCR-TRV330 Digtal8 Video w/ Sony ECM-MS908C
08/24/2002 - SPB>MZ-R37

08/25/2002 - DVD w/CSB>MT90 audio
05/11/2006 - DVD / Unknown Video Recording
05/17/2006 - DPA4061>D8
05/17/2006 - CSB>JB3
05/31/2006 - CSB>MT77
06/09/2006 - CSB>iRiver
06/11/2006 - CSB>iRiver
06/13/2006 - CSB>PDAudio
06/13/2006 - CSB>iRiver
06/14/2006 - CSB>PDAudio
06/14/2006 - CSB>iRiver
06/27/2006 - CPCMC>NH600
08/05/2006 - DVD / DCR-TRV900
08/06/2006 - DVD / Unknown Video Recording
08/13/2006 - DPA4061>RH10
08/27/2006 - DPA4061>NH100
A) Toronto 2006 Master > FLAC / Download
For those potentially interested in listening to my DPA 4061 > Sony PCM-M1 (Oade Mod II) source from Toronto from the mini tour please check out dimeadozen.org & DL it.
A) Tickets
For the people that may not know, tickets for many of the US Fall Tour are now on sale. I was surprised to see Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto sell out in one under; that is a big venue. We will see if this is a common theme? Perhaps.
B) Content
Maynardisms + user reviews (from forum); eventually it would be nice to have every show in the following lay-out with the expansive information:
05/02/92, 08/01/92, 06/23/93, 07/10/93, 07/23/93, 08/07/93, 08/15/93, 09/29/93, 07/05/94, 11/14/94, 12/31/95, 11/07/96, 11/14/96, 02/19/97, 03/01/97, 03/26/98, 03/27/98, 03/29/98, 07/12/98, 07/14/98, 07/15/98, 07/19/98, 08/01/98, 08/07/98, 08/13/98, 08/18/98, 08/25/98, 08/29/98, 08/30/98, 05/15/01, 09/24/01, 10/16/01, 10/30/01, 04/11/02, 05/14/02, 05/26/02, 08/25/02, 04/30/06, 05/02/06, 05/06/06, 05/08/06, 05/12/06, 05/13/06, 05/15/06, 05/16/06, 05/20/06, 05/21/06, 05/31/06
B) Content
New additions to the trade-pool; believe it or not all this stuff takes me a very long time. Hope you enjoy it:

03/01/1997 - CSB>D8 / DAT-1
10/10/1999 - DVD / 1G from master
04/30/2006 - matrix-G
04/30/2006 - DCR-TRV900 / DVD
05/12/2006 - DPA4061>M1 / DAT-1
05/12/2006 - SPPSC > MT 2496
05/16/2006 - CSC>MZ-N1
05/16/2006 - SPSCMC-8
05/20/2006 - MK4>M1
05/21/2006 - MK4>M1
05/21/2006 - DPA4061>M1
05/26/2006 -
ECM T145>N710
05/30/2006 - OKMIIR-S>D8
05/30/2006 - CM-T56>N710
05/31/2006 - ECM 717>D100
06/04/2006 - CSLC>N10
06/04/2006 -
Panasonic NV-GS17
06/06/2006 - OKMIIR>D100
06/06/2006 - CSB>RH910
06/07/2006 - MCE-4000>NH700
06/07/2006 - Shure 58>MD
06/08/2006 - ECM 717>D100
06/08/2006 - CSB>RH910
06/09/2006 - Unknown Video
06/11/2006 - CSB>RH910
06/17/2006 - SPCMC8>RH900
06/24/2006 - MCE-4000>NH700
06/27/2006 - CSC>MZ-RH10
06/28/2006 - DPA 4060>D8
06/28/2006 - CSC>RH10

A) New Sources
Content update:

08/13/2001 - B
08/14/2001 - D
04/30/2006 - CSB>M1
05/15/2006 - SPCMC>M100 (incomplete)
05/31/2006 - Unknown / MP3
06/04/2006 - ECM717>R700
A) Update - New Sources
Content update to CU.org for those that are into thinking they are cool that is. New tour underway. There are quite a few recordings surfaced already. More to come. Even more, there are all sorts of tapers just kind of sitting on them to see what else surfaces. To those tapers that have sent & will send me material (i.e.: recordings), all trade requests will go directly to you. I am not trading 2006 recordings attained from tapers (unless they are torrents or specified otherwise). This is done as, often times when a taper trades out a master, it ends up everywhere & they do not attain new sources in return. The mission of CU.org is to provide information to all recordings in circulation. Any questions?
B) Assistance
Would like to note that many of these updates were facilitated/assisted/others helped via Geordy via a crash course in FP2003 & passion for Tool.

) Mini Tour - Detroit & Toronto
Saw Detroit + Toronto on the mini tour. Good stuff.
) Content Update

Xx/xx/1991 - Demo Tape / new copy / new scans
02/23/1994 - upgrade
05/18/1994 - upgrade
05/19/1994 - CM-30>D3
08/03/1997 - CSB>D8 / from taper
08/15/1997 - Marcsounds>D8 / 3G
08/16/1997 - Marcsounds>D8 / 3G
06/01/2001 - OKMIIR>M1 / upgrade
06/23/2001 - OKMIIR>M1 / upgrade
11/01/2001 - ECM717>R700 / from taper / upgrade
07/26/2002 - DVD
11/24/2002 - ECM717>R700 / from taper / upgrade
04/30/2006 - SPSC>MT2496
04/30/2006 - DPA4060>M1
04/30/2006 - AT853>MT2496
04/30/2006 - DPA4061>MT2496
04/30/2006 - COS-11>M1 oade / from taper
05/02/2006 - CSC>Gemini 402
05/02/2006 - CSB>RH10
05/06/2006 - COS-11>M1 oade / from taper
05/08/2006 - SPCMC8>D100
05/08/2006 - DSM6/L>D7
05/12/2006 - ADX20>MT2496
05/12/2006 - DPA4061 / HEB>M1
05/13/2006 - ECMDS70P > MZ-M100

05/15/2006 - DPA 4061>M1oade / Master
05/16/2006 - DPA 4061>M1oade / Master
A) Update
To be brief: Updated source info pages. New 2006 content updates are coming soon with the help of new contributors to this site.
A) US Tickets - "Good Luck if you can get it, brother won't you tell me how"
First, for more info, see the forum. Figured I would bore you with my experience attaining tickets this past weekend...
Tickets... I'll make my story for Tool tix as short as I can. My wife was online with TM. My dad was at a little grocery store on the other side of the State. I went to the Ann Arbor TM outlet at 9 w/about 100 people in line. Talked with a guy & chatted for a bit. We discussed the lottery as that was definitely going to happen - we made a pact that if he was able to get 4 tix, he would sell me two & vice versa. TM people came out, did a lottery. Somehow, I managed up as the 3rd person in line. People were pissed & understandably so. 10 rolls around, first person gets 3 tix, the guy in front of me wants 4 together, TM cannot pull it up. The TM employee gets nothing & the other TM person shouts: "Tool is now SOLD OUT!" 100+ people scream in unison. The time is 10:01. Then, my wife calls my cell & says that she was not able to get anything. I ask her to try again w/just 1 ticket. I'm standing at the counter & politely ask the employee to try. She says ok, manages to just keep hitting 'print' & manages 8 tickets. The guys in front of me buy 4. I buy the other 4 & sell 2 for face value to the guy I talked to in line - he was stoked. Sarah calls me back, manages to get 1 ticket. My dad calls, he managed 2 awesome floor seats FOS from his TM location. I end up with 5. Good fuckin' karma. I sold 2 tickets to friends, have one coming in the mail & have 2 when I see my dad next week. Amazing luck. Not bad for a show that sold out in under 60 seconds.
A) 10,000 Days
Yep. Due out on 05/02/2006. Big thanks to 'cuz; Shane. See you at Easter? Many people have emailed me about the various "leaked" new Tool albums online... hmm... what is the smell when you drive past a farm after a rain in Spring? All bullshit. Do not waste your time nor bandwidth. 
B) Content Updates
Hmm. Not too much but enough to warrant me to post it here; this is literally as many "new" sources into the trade-pool that are "out" as of this date. Not too many but here you go:
10/10/99 - DVD w/CSB>M1 audio - Left Angle
09/18/01 - MD, Source B
05/19/02 - Unknown (MP3 source/only source)
08/31/02 - MD, Source B
A) US Dates, Euro-Aussie Dates?
Whew. Waiting for the May mini-tour dates to become public. Oh they haven't announced that yet? They will; most likely first on TA. Make sure you get your tix before they sell out in 30 seconds. Many European dates are on-sale right now, for links, visit that section in the CU.org forums... US Tour skinny: Coachella at the end of April then a quasi-US mini tour for the first bit of May.
B) Coachella Tapers
You know, speaking of Coachella, there are at least 14 tapers (that I know) that are going. Tickets in hand. That will definitely rival the total known sources of live Tool recordings at this point in the band's history. More soon? Hope so.
C) Album
As you know, is titled: "10,000 Days". Release date in the US is estimated at: 05/02/2006. Count on it. Now, what the album title means... hmm... not too sure. Some random thoughts I have about it, in case you are interested:

First glance, it kind of sounds like a Quentin Tarantino movie. However, think about it, what could it mean? I found this site which has you put in your DOB & lists how many days you have been a live. http://www.peterussell.com/age.html Just kind of a random theory here but maybe if we knew the release date of the album & 'went back' 10,000 days to determine that date; perhaps that date would have some relevance or significance.

I thought there could be some numerical reference to the current US President. Cannot figure that out. So, it may very well be a reference to the Vietnam War which is referred to as the 10,000 Day War.

OR... the entire page of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10000

My favorite guesstimations:

In climate, Summary of 10,000 Years is one of several pages of the Climate Timeline Tool:

In scientific notation, it is written as 104 / It is also written as 1 E4

In anatomy, each neuron in the human brain is estimated to connect to 10,000 others.
Orders of magnitude (numbers)

Revelation 5:11 "And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;" (Apocalypse of John)

The classical Greeks used letters of the Greek alphabet to represent Greek numerals: they used a capital letter mu (M) to represent 10000, whose name in Greek is myriad.
A) Tour Dates
Tour dates updated daily from the forum as they are speculated, rumored & announced. Some information may change slightly, some information may not.
A) New Tour Dates
Yes, new tour dates.
A) New Stuff
You will notice quite a bit of stuff going on in the forums. New Tool US Mini-Tour Dates are closer than you think. Get your checkbook out now. There is a new quiz going on. Is fun or will drive you crazy. Source information continually being updated. Two improbable titles for the new album from Tool:  "Lee A-Popa & The Flaming Watusis - Jumpin' In Yo Crack!" or "The Scott Hill Clown Band - LIVE & Unplugged from Uranus".
A) Belated
Here's to a very good year for life, love, pragmatism - not idealism & the support of Tool. New rumors. New DVDs. New dates. Sarah & I have been rather busy focusing in on a new house to move into. They say it's a buyer's market but all is subjective in the eyes of market economy. Otherwise, all good.
B) Source Infoma
Rather self-explanatory; an up to date & complete as possible source database of all known Tool recordings. Includes items in circulation & items not in circulation. This will be user dependant & will require the assistance of random folks with information & will be an evolving, organic source of information.  This incarnation has taken me a very long time to verify, organize, format, remember, listen & keep-track-of what-is-what. I hope this is used by folks...
A) Socialism + Democracy in Action: Forums?
In an attempt to gather some semblance of order, logic & an attempt to gather support for an examination of Tool's anti-taping stance, we are trying to garner support. More info in the forums - sign up, vote + work for a difference.
Socialism + Democracy in Action: eBay?
We must band together to shut down any + all people that sell Tool (or related projects) online like eBay or other places. This will take work from all of us. More of this in the fourms. Are you in?
C) Socialism + Democracy in Action: Tool Drive?
So what the hell is the Tool Drive Project? Go & see what it is: click here. As a note, I am neither advocating for nor lobbying against this experiment. Although I have relevant reservations, not everyone will not share my perspective so my voice will remain null at this point. Maybe this could work, maybe not. This will require you to pay a bunch of money for X, Y & Z & still leaves a massive gap for some people but if this works may be a step in at least some direction. However, this is not for people that have little use for FLAC, SHN & other type of electronic file sharing - like me. Not sure why the hit-counter changes/increases when you go to each + every page though that is neither here nor there.
A) Content Update
After more than a year of being offline, the VINYL section has been completely updated/revamped with new scans & information. Enjoy.
A) Content Updates
07/16/93 MTV - DVD
07/05/1994 DAT/CD
03/04/95 DVD (2 discs - Master transfer)
03/04/95 DVD-M (Source C)
12/31/95 DVD (Source C)
02/19/97 DAT/CD
08/30/98 DVD
06/25/01 DAT/CD
08/10/01 CD (Source F)
10/27/01 DVD
05/21/02 DAT/CD
07/11/02 DVD (Master transfer)
07/15/02 DVD (Source E)
08/12/02 CD
08/18/02 (Source D)
08/31/02 DVD
10/29/02 DVD
A) Re-Formatting the site (finished)
Done - next shall be new updates of new material making rounds. What the hell - just took a look... is it possible that there has been no actual new content date since 03/2005? Think so... Stay tuned. 
A) Re-Formatting the site (cont...)
As quite a few people have sent me emails about, yes, there are some changes to the site. Rather significant in so far as ease of use. Basically, every-single-mother-f'ing page/review/etc is being edited & re-formatted. Everything should be up except for 2001 at this point - which will get done as time allows. After that, I shall add a bunch more content of course & the like... And, for those concerned, I think I gave myself bilateral carpel tunnel syndrome... haha... no, not yet. Hopefully I will never have to re-format this site again after this.
A) Re-Formatting the site
You may see some weird things that do not make sense, consider that to be under construction. Am re-formatting the entire site to make it a bit more user-friendly and easy to use. The years 1991-1992 are completed; take a look there for what I am talking about. Have been meaning to do this since last year as some various experiments of different formats (flash, pop-ups, etc) were tried but this "new" format will hopefully be the last time I will change this entire site. Each & every recording-review will be edited yet again as well as all of the other pages. Why do I do this to myself? Ah well.
B) New Stuff
And yes there are a bunch of new recordings leaking out into the trade-communities. They will be updated after this re-formatting. 
A) Forums
Check it out if you are interested in it. About it.
A) Alive
Contrary to belief or questions by some folks, this site is still functioning & will remain so.  Thanks to to the people that send in emails to say so, to say thanks or to ask what's shaking. Well, there are little updates & additions to be put online & I shall do so when the weather gets cooler out - have a stack of stuff sitting on my desk I need to do & am looking forward to actually. Sooner than later - tour will be here soon I hope. 
B) Broken Links  = FIXED as of  07-12-05 - Please report any other broken links.
Thanks to those who let me know that there are some links that used to work but are now not working. This sucks & is something I will have to fix ASAP. Basically, there are links referred with "collectiveunconscious.org" and other links listed as "geocities.com" --- the latter links are all dead for a reason unknown to me. This change affects about 1/3 of all material on the site as far as independent sources go. Will be fixed as soon as I can. Check back later if the thing you want is not up. I'll make a note somewhere mentioning that thngs are fixed as well.
B) Contributors?
So, I realized a bit of time ago that this site would be better with contributors other than -just- myself in regards to source & content. I do not have a huge scheme or anything but how about it - anyone interested in becoming involved with the content (writing & hunting) to be a partner with this site? All it requires is to be a fan, to follow-through & listen to the music. Details are numerous, there are about a million,  but that would be best left to worry about later. There is a way & it could be relatively easy. So how about it?

A) Tool - In The Studio, 07.xx.1992 / Sylvia Massey's Video
This is a piece of noteworthy news/information pertaining to trade/collectible items. It appears that the In-The-Studio video, recorded by the band in July 1992 while Undertow was being 'born', has been leaked/released. Although in some way I am glad & in another rather pessimistic about the trade communities handling of it in the future & thus far. Please respect this treasure. Use your head & be cool with it... although I am certain that some will attempt to boast and/or sell it or whore it out on some level. Although I did not directly, in anyway, release this to the public + hold no rights over it whatsoever, it should be noted that I did transfer it from 2G VHS > DVD. There are incomplete copies apparently in rotation. If you are scratching your head wondering "what is this guy talking about" then just wait as I am sure it will be available to you soon enough in various incarnations. This may have once been rare but it will not be so from now on - that I am sure of. Basically, for those that do not know, the video consists of 3 basic parts; smashing the piano for "Disgustipated", making the ribs for the cover of Undertow & also some in-studio cuts. The studio consists of MJK walking around w/a bullhorn making comments re: Fleetwood Mac + Pat Benatar, some non-vocal edits/cuts & also a part w/Rollins recording his part, an alternate take actually, on "Bottom". At this point, there is no review or note on this site (other than this update) regarding this show.
B) Tool - In The Garage, 2001
Does anyone have any information pertaining to this sample? This little .avi file has been hosted on various sites but no one has any idea who/what the hell this is, if a complete version exists or even any basic info. If you have any idea or info, please let me know. Make sure you right click & save the following file:


A)  I am going to leave you for a while here. When = next tour. Thanks to all, especially some. Thanks most of all to Tool & some OGT's who really are just that. If there is such a thing. I have accomplished what I set out to do with the help of the few. What did I set out to accomplish? That's in the eye of the beholder, eh? Thank you - you know who you are.  The site is not closing nor will it at any time soon. Put in way to much work on it & many people appear to appreciate it, judging by the many emails I get about it. There may be a couple of more updates at some point in the near future-ish relating to Tool as I have a few items not listed that are slowly seeping out (excellent AUD captures from our friend Per CLS). A few people have let me know about DVD + various AUD stuff that I'll get to sooner than never as well, no fear. If something that is of significant importance "breaks" then I'll jump on it, if it matters.  But the only thing I will really be focusing in on relating to my Net hobby will be my masters section; keeping that updated.  Change of seasons, change of attitude perhaps. After a little over 8 years, this Tool-ish goal of mine is set.
B) One thing that I added that is of significant interest is an article from local 1993 magazine that has an article w/our main man James in it. Check out the 1993 page, at the beginning of September for more info on that. Hopefully most will find it interesting; I do.
C) So, yeah, no more trading for a while for me unless... unless it is something that would generate authentic interest. Perhaps anything I could say about this, for the time being is the following quote from MJK: "Thank you very much for your support. We have an assignment for you, we want you to, uh, take this feeling you've  been having for this whole day - all the music you've heard - take this feeling you're having, take it home & in  the following weeks create something positive with it. We need, we need more creative people out there doing  positive things because the bad guys are winning. So let's do some good shit, shall we? Thank you very much."
A) Everyone knows about MJK performing with the remainders of AIC (torrent @ eztree) + Tool demos for DL so I won't mention those.
B) Content updates - see year, source info for complete information
xx.xx.92  - Demos - Undertow
05.01.92 - My VHS>DVD
08.18.92 - My VHS>DVD
05.22.93 - My VHS>DVD
08.15.93 - My VHS>DVD (fixed)
12.12.93 - My VHS>DVD (legitimate date / new source)
11.14.94 - My VHS>DVD
xx.xx.95  - Demos - AEnima
12.31.95 - My VHS>DVD (center angle)
07.19.98 - tcs-580v analog / Source B
08.29.98 - My VHS>DVD
10.01.01 - My VHS>DVD
10.16.01 - My VHS>DVD
08.21.02 - My VHS>DVD
10.25.02 - My VHS>DVD
A) What was that about selected demos from AEnima + Undertow?
B) Masters Section is now updated.
B) Want list updated - although it is hard to tell.
A) Hmm... how long was it since last real content update? A while. Enjoy, hope this information & work is useful to you.
B) Content updates - see year, source info for complete information
06.22.93 - Upgrade
06.23.93 - Analog - Source B
11.11.94 - 1G DVD
11.01.96 - DVD upgrade
11.23.96 - DVD audio re-sync w/CSB>D7 audio
02.23.97 - ecm909>d7 / DAT-2
07.11.97 - DVD
07.11.97 - CSB>D8 / Source B
07.29.97 - 1G DVD
08.15.97 - DVD
08.25.98 - 2 angle DVD
08.26.98 - 2 angle DVD
10.10.99 - DVD / 16:9 ratio
10.10.99 - csb>m1 / DAT-3
05.15.01 - ms907>mz-r37 / Source D
05.20.01 - DVD 2 cam / Source C
05.20.01 - sppc>r90 / Source D
07.01.01 - ssdsm6>m1 / Source E
08.10.01 - sppsc>d8 / Source E
08.11.01 - csb>m1 / Source B
08.15.01 - zs90>mt-821 / Source C
09.06.01 - Master>DVD
09.07.01 - csb>d8 / Source C
10.15.01 - spb>r70 / Source C
10.16.01 - sppb>mz500 / Source C
11.01.01 - heb>m1 / Source D
11.02.01 - realistics>r70 / Source B
11.02.01 - ecmts120>d8 / DAT-2
04.10.02 - dsm6>d7 / DAT-2
04.10.02 - dsm6>m1 / DAT-3
04.11.02 - dsm6>d100 / DAT-2
04.24.02 - ecm-ms907>r700 / Source B
04.29.02 - ecm-ms907>r700 / Source B
07.11.02 - dpa 4061>D8 / DAT-2
07.11.02 - realistics>r70 / Source E
07.12.02 - realistics>r70 / Source F
07.12.02 - dpa 4061>D8 / DAT-2
07.13.02 - realistics>r70 / Source E
07.13.02 - dpa 4061>D8 / DAT-2
07.15.02 - dsm6s>r500 / Source D
07.26.02 - at cardioids>r900 / Source C
08.04.02 - csb>d8 / Source B
08.10.02 - Master>DVD
08.15.02 - ecm-ms907>r37 (1G)
08.17.02 - Master>DVD
08.18.02 - Master>DVD
10.26.02 - radioshack omni>md / Source D
11.19.02 - ecm-ms907>r37 (1G)
11.22.02 - schoeps mk4>m1 / Source G
11.24.02 - ecm-ms907>r37 (1G)
A) Bush's 2 Inauguration = Armageddon?
Am thoroughly convinced that America's foreign policy is as archaic as it's social policies. When Sarah & I were married, a friend of ours bought us a wedding present, a beautiful dish, hand-made in Northern Michigan (where we are from). Upon further inspection of this bowl, it was clear that etched by the artist was the following mantra: "round & round we go - off to war again". I find this not only relevant then but now. I come from a Marxist-Capitalistic sense of perspective in regards to commodity exchange both in how people interact with one another to extract something they want from the other but also how the government extracts what it wants from the people. The government (the few/the elite) pretends to represent the people's (masses/proletariat) wishes & act as a mirror of said society. The Bush Administration is truly a frightening beast. Talks of invading Afghanistan in 2001 were met with mixed emotion. Talks of invading Iraq were met with disbelief in contrary to a Mid-West, close-minded sense of grandiose "gung-ho" mentality. Anyone taking bets on Iran? How about a bet on our brothers, children -even your- chances of being drafted?  I hope not. You say, who cares?  Nostradamus predicted that the Anti-Christ would come from the East but maybe he was wrong on directionality about that, eh?
B) Tool stuff?
Working when I can on Tool stuff. Masters section is down. More updates relatively soon of content. It all takes a while but about 30-odd recordings are ready to go but have mroe to do so why not wait till it is all done?

A) Happy Holidays to you.
So, here we are. Another year gone & done. Has a lot changed in 2004 for you or is this the year that a lot will change? Myself, this has been an excellent year on a myriad of levels, I hope yours was pleasant as well. What is the Holiday Season? As pessimistic as I am about human nature AKA the subtle art of manipulation, there is something about the ones you love & the time you have with them that this time of the year makes you think about things.  I do not think that you have to believe in Jesus / Buddha / Mohammad / L. Ron Hubbard / etc to see what Christmas time in our Christian world truly is, at the heart of it: a time to at least consider all the good that you have to share & how lucky you, me, your pet, even that weird friend from College who you haven't seen in 10 years -- are to be alive and breating. And conscious.  Not a hippy + not a poet so I will do two things:
1. Happy Holidays. Stick around, this next year will be one to remember. Especially for Tool fans. I am sure of that.
2. A final quote from Mr. Keenen. Although this may be offensive to some people, I think it is kind of funny. So, there you go.
Maynardism: "This song is about a, this song is about a two-thousand year old Arabian folk-tale involving a thief that someone nailed to a stick in the middle of a garbage dump... ever since then it's been real difficult to find a decent meal on Sunday & we're kind of angry about it. Just kidding." Switzerland - June 6, 1993

A) New 1993 Tour Dates Added - Confirmed
It took me a very, very long time to actually check + verify Tool tour dates from the European tour dates w/RATM. Am confident of authenticity. No new recordings yet but am hopeful. Not a huge difference but this may prove useful for collectors & fans as far as information goes.
A) MP3 Links
Fixed MP3 samples that were not up. Added additional content of updates (this took much more than just one day).
B) DVD Captures
Went through DVD's, checked for quality & content > reviews. Also added DVD image to each applicable DVD.
C) 2001 International Tour
I would like to make a note that we as collector's should take notice. Only 5 of the 2001 International tour dates do not have a known source in trade. There will be a day, hopefully soon. Anyone up for the challenge?
) Report Errors
If you see an error, let me know who/what/when/where/why.
Source Updates
See source notes for specific source information. Many of these are very low gen additions to the trading pool.
05.03.92 - My VHS>DVD
02.04.93 - SBD
06.09.93 - SBD
06.23.93 - SBD
07.10.93 - SBD
07.23.93 - SBD
08.29.93 - My VHS>DVD
07.09.93 - Analog
03.04.95 - My VHS>DVD
10.21.96 - My VHS>DVD
11.01.96 - DVD
03.04.95 - My VHS>DVD
11.21.96 - My VHS>DVD
12.01.96 - My VHS>DVD
12.10.96 - My VHS>DVD
02.23.97 - DVD w/DAT audio re-sync
07.08.97 - DVD
08.06.97 - DVD
07.05.98 - My VHS>DVD
07.07.98 - DVD
07.08.98 - DVD
07.15.98 - SBD
07.19.98 - Analog
07.30.98 - My VHS>DVD
xx.xx.01  - Much Music TV Interview
xx.xx.01  - Berlin TV Interview
06.11.01 - My VHS>DVD
06.12.01 - My VHS>DVD
06.19.01 - Unverified MD Recording
08.06.01 - SPSC>D8
09.08.01 - My VHS>DVD
09.14.01 - DVD
09.19.01 - DVD
09.20.01 - DVD
09.22.01 - DVD
10.02.01 - DVD
10.04.01 - DVD
10.07.01 - My VHS>DVD
10.09.01 - My VHS>DVD
04.20.02 - My VHS>DVD
04.24.02 - My VHS>DVD
05.13.02 - My VHS>DVD
05.17.02 - DAT
06.05.02 - Unverified MD Recording
07.11.02 - My VHS>DVD
07.23.02 - DVD
08.10.02 - CSC>M1
08.23.02 - CSB>D100
10.24.02 - DPA>M1
11.15.02 - My VHS>DVD
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