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Milwaukee (WI), Modjeska Theatre  
September 25, 1997 Milwaukee (MI), Modjeska Theatre

Just got back from a show. Here's some info: Limp Bizkit opened (and sucked horribly).

Soundcheck--

  • Caffeine
  • Land of Sunshine

Show--

  1. Midnight Cowboy (featuring Mike playing some weird piano thing controlled by his voice)
  2. Collision
  3. Midlife Crisis
  4. Last Cup of Sorrow
  5. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  6. Evidence
  7. Easy
  8. "Highway Star" (Deep Purple)
  9. Get Out
  10. Home Sick Home
  11. Ashes to Ashes
  12. King for a Day (Featuring ad lib ending vocals reminiscent of Patton's first solo album)
  13. UNKNOWN (Some of the lyrics were from the kids song 'Ring Around the Rosey')
  14. Epic
  15. UNKNOWN
  16. Naked in Front of the Computer (With Roddy on Guitar)
  17. Just a Man
    Encore--
  18. "This Guy's in Love with You" (Burt Bacharach)
  19. Strip Search
  20. Land of Sunshine (WIth Mike doing the guitar solo vocally)

These are all in the right order, as I wrote them down during the show. It was a particularly aggressive show, even for Faith No More. They talked to the audience about cheese, serial killers from WI, Richard Steck, and A&E's Biography. They called the city Madison and Eau Claire. Mike drank wine instead of Evian water. None of the UNKNOWN songs were from a studio album, and unless one was 'Light Up and Let's go," they weren't b-sides, either. Some one told me one was by Judas Priest.

John Donovan.

  1. Midnight Cowboy
  2. Collision
  3. Midlife Crisis
  4. Last Cup of Sorrow
  5. Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  6. Evidence
  7. Easy
  8. Introduce Yourself
  9. Get Out
  10. Home Sick Home
  11. Ashes To Ashes
  12. "Highway Star" (Deep Purple)
  13. King For A Day
  14. Death March
  15. Epic
  16. Naked In Front of The Computer
  17. Just A Man
    Encore:
  18. "This Guy's in Love With You" (Burt Bacharach)
  19. Stripsearch
  20. Land of Sunshine

I am sure this is in the correct order except for Death March. I am not sure when they played it. The surprise songs were hearing Get Out, Stripsearch, & closing with Land of Sunshine. The crowd was really into it which was great. Bill said "Thanks for the cheese!" And then he said something about being asked about Jeffery Dahmer a lot. Then Roddy brought up a guy they saw on A&E. Patton then said the guy injected himself with hormones while he was in prison so he could have tits. They said the guy came from Milwaukee. Can't think of his name though.

For the guitar solo of Land of Sunshine, Patton just hummed it without the guitars. He also did it for Evidence, but with the guitars

I also met Hudson after the show behind the Modjeska. He was really cool & everyone told him he did a great job. I asked him about System Collapse & he said they played music that is different. They use keyboards & he sings. One of the band members he said works with Apple so they use computer sound effects also. They aren't any demos or albums out by them, but he did say they might release one in the near future. We will wait & see. So I shook his hand, said he did a good job, & look forward to see them again in the distant future. He even ask me my name which I thought was really cool. He was getting a ride from some friend cause he didn't want to ride on the bus. So if u get a chance to meet Hudson do it; he's really coo & friendly.

Paul T Ellmaker.

Here's the scoop on the Milwaukee show- I don't have the set list, nor can I remember the real order of the songs performed, but there all here, in the order that I best remember- There was a portion of the show where security had to kick a rather disagreeable audience member out right behind me which I had to fend for mylife and the lives of others instead of enjoying the show....I'll put a star by the songs I know for sure.

1. Midnight Cowboy*
Strange opener, not very crowd pleasing, yet I loved it. I can't say the same for the crowd...

2. Collision* After a monotonous set by Limp Bizkut, Collision was a welcome sound.

3. Midlife Crisis*

4. Last Cup Of Sorrow*

5. Gentle Art Of Making Enenies*
At this point, the crowd was crazy.

6. Evidence*
Mike announced this song- "This one's about forcable sodomy..." As a guitarist, I found myself watching Jon a lot, to see if he's any good. This was proof, that although he's no showman, he can play probably the toughest FNM tune there is pretty well. Mike sang along with the guitar solo, which made it damn cool.

7. Easy*
Mike asked the crowd during the keyboard intro if anyone was having trouble sleeping....Very Funny.

8 (This is where it gets fuzzy....) I think these were all played.

Ashes to Ashes

Introduce Yourself

Got That Feeling

Chinese Arithmetic???

King For A Day
I do remember hearing the really cool fireworks that Mike does with a delay and some other effects- that was exceptionally brilliant.

I'm just realizing how much of the show I missed because of that damn idiot. Anyway....

12. Epic*

13. Highway Star (Deep Purple)*
Very Very Very Funny. I'm begining to think that no one else but me appreciated that.

14. Naked In Front of the Computer*
Jon actually jumped around a bit....suprising to say the least.

15. Just a Man*

ENCORE

16. This Guy's In Love With You*
Possibly the coolest song of the night, just because everyone looked like they were having fun.

17. Stripsearch*
Another very cool song live, Roddy screwed up and started the sequencer over, Mike said "Can you kick this ass for a man..." Patton with the Spinal Tap reference...

18. Land Of Sunshine*
I waited all night for it, and it was very climactic to hear the song that I never thought I'd hear them play. Thanks boys, if you're reading this. You should end the night like that every night.

All in all, the show was worth the trip just to hear Mike give a shout out to Madison, where I hail from, and also to talk about Milwaukee's reputation for breeding serial killers. Billy claimed that Dahmer was his new hero, after asking if Milwaukee ever got sick of getting teased about it and they responded "Hell no". Also, Mike talked for about five minutes about A&E's biography about Richard Speck, the prisoner who injected himself with hormones and grew breasts. Mike said "I wish I had tits." The banter alone was worth the pain and agony of getting up for classes today after being there too late and driving an hour after exhustion had set in. All in all, it wasn't the greatest show I've ever seen, but they were highly entertaining and really put everything they had into the show. I was sad to see it end at 10.30 and not go a lot later. They should have just taken Limp Bizkut's time....

mwmcconv@students.wisc.edu

The guy that they were talking about was Richard Speck. He was the nut-case that killed all a bunch of nurses in the sixties. He was executed last year and since then some video footage of him in prison has been released. This footage shows him doing drugs and they also show him with tits which were belived to have been grown from injecting hormones.

Eric Peterson.

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