A Review of the Fall 1996 Tour

Date: November 14

From: Erik Davies (erik.davies@mw.bbdo.com) Subject: Tool in Chicago Last Thursday, I saw Tool at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Fucking unbelievable.... Maynard came decked out in nothing but skin-tight boxers and Tevas. The right half of his body from the top of his head to his feet was painted white, and the left blue. He jolted and jerked around the stage as he belted out and nailed every single note. What a remarkable voice. They opened with "Third Eye" then the set went something like: Stinkfist Forty Six & Two Flood Eulogy Pushit Prison Sex Jimmy Sober Undertow Opiate AEnima I was really looking forward to hearing "Intolerance" and "Hooker with a Penis", but they can't play everything. I think by the nature of "Hooker's.." lyrics, he would have offended a good part of the audience with their Van's and Beastie Boys T-shirts. In retrospect, the show was a bit short, but still furious and worth my while. Catch them if you can. Maynard's head is shaved now. Danny Carey is phenominal.