A Review of the Late 1995 Not-a-Tour
Date: December 14
Posted-Date: Fri, 15 Dec 1995 20:02:51 -0500 From: jwinn (gRendelsmom@usc.edu) Hey Kabir, That was the first time I saw tool. I liked it very much. The band that opened, "ZOM", I think it was, with guitars by Paul D'Amor was actually pretty terrible. Paul's guitar playing was anonymous at best, and their singer was really untalented. The rest of the band mixed in with the woodwork, and the whole opening set seemed like a bad fright band at a VFW haunted house on halloween. Tool, however, was incredible. They played a half and half set -- a new song, then one from untertow, etc, and encored with OPIATE. The new stuff is heartbreaking, cathartic. I can't wait for the album. I drove over a hundred miles to see them in Bakersfield (Ventura was sold out). It was in an old movie theatre, and they played for a bunch of drunken rural high school students. I wonder if they chose these small town venues because they are like the towns where Maynard lived and where nobody ever bothered to tour.