A Review of the Fall 1996 Tour

Date: October 21

From: Beth Winegarner I went to see Tool last night in SF and Maynard said a couple of things which you might like to use in conjunction with your lyric interpretations. I don't know how, since these aren't *my* interps and they're not yours either... I'm just trying to be helpful, anyway. :) On "Jimmy:" "This song is kind of a sequel to 'Prison Sex.'" (which they had just played; the two songs work *really* well together). On "Aenema:" "Some take this song kinda literal. They think it's about Los Angeles. I've got news for you, San Francisco. If we go, you go. So it's kind of a love song -- a Romeo and Juliet kinda thing." (other quips) On "Hooker with a Penis:" "This song is about our new T-shirts." On Paul D'Amour's absence: "People keep asking where Paul is. If Paul was still here, we wouldn't have a new fucking record." I'm a regular writer for Addicted to Noise (http://www.addict.com) (no, this is not a shameless plug; it's just shameless) and my review of the show will probably run in tomorrow's news section, if you're interested. Thanks, Beth -- "All right, one more [song]. Unless you're in a hurry to be somewhere." -- Maynard James Keenan, of Tool, prior to their final song of the evening