Todd and Religious Liars 1.) Truth 2.) Buffalo Grass 3.) Mammon 4.) Fascist Christ 5.) I Hate My Frickin' ISP 6.) While My Guitar Gently Weeps 7.) God Said 8.) Liar4 songs dropped (since 1st show in Milwaukee):
Todd solo acoustic 9.) Beloved Infidel 10.) Lunatic Fringe
Liars sans Todd 11.) Green Onions jam
Todd and Cool Liars 12.) Soul Brother 13.) Flaw 14.) Sweet 15.) Past 16.) Born To Synthesize 17.) Feel It 18.) The Want Of A Nail
Encore 19.) Hello It's Me 20.) Just One Victory
1 song added:
Flaw (fun, but not worth trading in Unloved Children for, IMHO.)
Afterthoughts and prejudices: Highlights for me were Feel It, Liar, hearing the band stretch out during Green Onions & Born to Synth (Jesse smokes!), and of course JOV. I could have done without ISP, Flaw was just ok, and as for the acoustic stuff I still would rather have heard Love of the Common Man and Cliché once again instead of Infidel and Lunatic. I think I understand given the theme of the tour why he chose Infidel and Lunatic, but LOTCM and Cliché would also have fit into the humanitarian theme just as well and they're both just much better songs. I've seen every Todd tour since '74 (Utopia w/ M Frog), and the musicianship in this band is top shelf, equaling the six-man Utopia w/ Powell and the large Nearly Human ensemble. Given this band's abilities, it would have been fun to hear them tackle some of the timeless early material like Last Ride, Black Maria, WTSHTF/Sunset Boulevard, Couldn't I Just Tell You, Don't You Ever Learn?, and maybe a couple of short musical nods to some of the Icon themes. But I understand that this was a tour to support 'Liars' and I'm just doing a little wishful thinking out loud. Maybe when Todd is finally inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame, he'll tour with a 'greatest hits' set list that reflects what I think is his best writing and performances, but at least after the very lame 'With A Twist' tour, this tour has reaffirmed for me that Todd has still got a lot of fire in him and can always find something important to say.