Brisbane Tool Review, Tool Twats, Sydney Posters

Andrew from The Vine emailed me today a nice review he did of the Tool show in Brisbane last night.  I won’t post any details here in order to avoid spoiling things for those trying to remain in the dark, but if you want more detail on the show last night then take a look at the review thread in our forum.

In other news Maynard appears to have convinced the holder of the @tool account on Twitter to hand it over to him, so stay tuned for some Tool related twats in the near future.

Speaking of Twitter, I’ve just noticed that Fourtheye’s twitter feed doesn’t seem to be including posts any more.  Looks like the plugin I use doesn’t work since Twitter updated their login system.  Stay tuned while I fix it, in the meantime I’ll probably just tweet things manually for a while!

Finally, the poster for the two Sydney Big Day Out shows has been posted up on Toolband.  For the lazy here it is:

 

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Intension
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Intension

Great, so now i guess i have to cave and get a twitter account! Fuuuuuck

contraption
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contraption

You could not register for a Twatter account and just get your TOOL (and company) updates/information here.

Hotdog
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Hotdog

Awesome,  TOOL on Twitter! Does this mean i’ll just get short versions of Blairs incoherent ramblings now?

ArizonaBay
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ArizonaBay

markuspoop
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If I could only come up with some sort of program that would ask a moronic question each day, than that may make the tool twitter page fun.

indiie
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indiie

Link to The Vine has one too many ‘http’s in it 🙂

indiie
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indiie

[quote comment=””]Link to The Vine has one too many ‘http’s in it :)[/quote]
 
Sooo changing it to http//www.thevine.com.au/music/live-reviews/live-review-_-tool,-brisbane-201120110125.aspx seems to redirect to this page!??
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext_Transfer_Protocol

indiie
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indiie

Ahh was missing the colon… <insert tool anal joke here>

Croaka
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I don’t wanna seem too harsh on the guy who wrote the review, but what a wanker.
“remember when people used to line up to buy music”
back in 2006

peter_pwn
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peter_pwn

” There’s a dude in the row in front of me who’s been losing his mind for the first half-hour – contorting wildly, air-guitaring, fist-pumping, generally being a nuisance; he decides to take a cigarette break during ‘Intension’

pff 😀

buk
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buk

Croaka – 9 hours ago  » 
I don’t wanna seem too harsh on the guy who wrote the review, but what a wanker.
“remember when people used to line up to buy music”
back in 2006

I agree, that review is more than a bit douchey.

“It makes for one final surprise before Tool clock off for the night, no doubt having blown thousands of tiny minds in the process. I know the feeling.”

The implication is that if I really enjoyed the show I’m some kind of halfwit and this guy’s mental inferior. Coming from a 23 year old, I find this pretentious as fuck.

metal--x
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metal--x

[quote comment=””]” There’s a dude in the row in front of me who’s been losing his mind for the first half-hour – contorting wildly, air-guitaring, fist-pumping, generally being a nuisance; he decides to take a cigarette break during ‘Intension’ ” pff :D[/quote]

Must be the same dude I saw at a Queensryche show in Austin, TX a few years back. Ill be laughing my ass off if it was him.

sorry going off topic  😛

novaconda
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novaconda

Forget the actual “article”. Did you see some of the other posts from others? These are the same people that complain that they do no visit Australia often, and then feel “underwhelmed”? More like under-appreciated when they do visit.
 
I guess I could keep the above paragraph. But, in all honesty, since TooL is my favorite band, I feel bad for these people that did not enjoy the show or if it didn’t live up to their expectations. Really too bad. I bet they were phenomenal shows.

av333
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av333

[quote comment=””]Forget the actual “article”. Did you see some of the other posts from others? These are the same people that complain that they do no visit Australia often, and then feel “underwhelmed”? More like under-appreciated when they do visit.   I guess I could keep the above paragraph. But, in all honesty, since TooL is my favorite band, I feel bad for these people that did not enjoy the show or if it didn’t live up to their expectations. Really too bad. I bet they were phenomenal shows.[/quote]   Yeah probably the same people that were complaining about the… Read more »

Ns1
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Ns1

novaconda – 39 minutes ago  »  Forget the actual “article”. Did you see some of the other posts from others? These are the same people that complain that they do no visit Australia often, and then feel “underwhelmed”? More like under-appreciated when they do visit.   I guess I could keep the above paragraph. But, in all honesty, since TooL is my favorite band, I feel bad for these people that did not enjoy the show or if it didn’t live up to their expectations. Really too bad. I bet they were phenomenal shows. I compare Tool to some of… Read more »

novaconda
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novaconda

I would agree that they would be underwhelming if you aren’t a fan. Isn’t that one of the reasons you go to concerts? To see your favorite bands? I would be underwhelmed at a show I had only a small interest in going to. However I disagree that the lasers, lighting, and visuals totally make their music. I’ve been to 7 shows now dating back to the late 90’s. I have heard stinkfist and 46&2 at every one of those shows. I’ve also heard other songs (third eye, schism, jambi) multiple times at shows. I have had different experiences (drug… Read more »

Intension
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Intension

Latest Tool Twat,

“Hot off the presses. New TOOL Album to be released on April 1st, 2009. Pre-order yours NOW! Title: “Chinese Democracy Deux” Bon Appetit’!”
Pretty damn funny. Not going to lie, got my hopes up for half a second. When will they give us a half truth?

ilikecheese
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indiie – 17 hours ago  » 
Ahh was missing the colon… <insert tool anal joke here>

Four degreees, now

Four degrees colder

😮

buk
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buk

Ns1 – 1 hour ago  »  novaconda – 39 minutes ago  »  Forget the actual “article”. Did you see some of the other posts from others? These are the same people that complain that they do no visit Australia often, and then feel “underwhelmed”? More like under-appreciated when they do visit.   I guess I could keep the above paragraph. But, in all honesty, since TooL is my favorite band, I feel bad for these people that did not enjoy the show or if it didn’t live up to their expectations. Really too bad. I bet they were phenomenal shows.… Read more »

monkeyboy
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monkeyboy

Hmm, I thought the gig was good, though fell somewhat short of being great. There certainly were excellent moments, but there was something lacking in the performance. The sound/mix was pretty patchy at times, with bass/bottom-end overload destroying some of the dynamics of quieter parts – not sure if this is venue specific sound issues or otherwise. Carey is still the monster and I tend to be pretty fixated on him during the show, he’s just amazing to watch. Justin was as animated as ever. Though the more I see maynard, the more I think he’s just going through the… Read more »

vuduuu
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LOL at people thinking MJK was apathetic or going through the motions at Brisbane… jesus christ.. he was fucking loving it. I was anywhere from 1-4 people back dead center and the sound was awesome.. always some minor hiccups at live gigs.. heard nothing that indicated bad mix or anything at all to me and my perhaps damaged ear drums. Adam doing the crazy eye stares into the crowd whilst he is kicking arse is awesome too.. same with Danny picking somebody out and going crazy ass batshit on the drums is some special moments.. if you missed out, move… Read more »

mattw
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mattw

^Monkeyboy: in the time it took you to type that post, you could’ve gone to a doctor, got a recommendation to see a psychologist, seen the psychologist, got a prescription for some anti-depressants, bought them and then taken them. Cheer the fuck up dude!! How bloody high are your standards? And what’s this rubbish about Tool having hit some type of ‘creative crossroads’ etc.? C’mon man. Life is worth living; enjoy a concert rather than critique it. You are entitled to your opinion but I cannot think of what you were wanting out of Monday night? What would Tool have… Read more »

Lizbet
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Lizbet

I have to say that as a fairly new person to this site I am disappointed at the intolerance towards anyone that says anything less than complementary about Tool. Now I understand why people make dismissive comments about one eyed Tool fans. Correct me if I’m wrong (I know you will) but this forum is for reviews. I would have hoped that amongst people with a great love of music and especially amongst a community that appreciate the likes of Tool that this would be a place of honest appraisal and objectivity. Perhaps we all need to really ponder whether… Read more »

novaconda
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novaconda

[quote comment=””] I have to say that as a fairly new person to this site I am disappointed at the intolerance towards anyone that says anything less than complementary about Tool. Now I understand why people make dismissive comments about one eyed Tool fans. Correct me if I’m wrong (I know you will) but this forum is for reviews. I would have hoped that amongst people with a great love of music and especially amongst a community that appreciate the likes of Tool that this would be a place of honest appraisal and objectivity. Perhaps we all need to really… Read more »

B Carroll.
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^ Truth / This thread is tripe.
I dont care who is playing, I fucking hate it when people say “I witnessed it years ago, and it was totally better then….”.
People need to realise that time is constant and nothing is identical… Its remarkable that four people who have shared a room for twenty years have decided to keep sharing it. Roll with the punches.
If you didnt enjoy Monday night then you are not a Tool fan / too picky to be a fan of anything, despite an itinerary of excuse.

Naattik
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Fighting on the internet is like…

royalred
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royalred

I think the people that were “underwhelmed” were the ones expecting the old MJK. Up front and spinning around like a top. If that’s what you were expecting, you will be disappointed. He’s approaching 50 and for the sake of longevity, he can’t do those things anymore or hit all of the notes that he could at 30. Tool has and continues to evolve. If you get that and appreciate it, it’s a phenomenal experience.

novaconda
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novaconda

[quote comment=”42928″]
Fighting on the internet is like…
[/quote]
 
I’ve considered it discussion of ideas instead of fighting. To each his own. If you consider it fighting, you may be boarding on the ultra-sensitive side.

Lizbet
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Lizbet

B Carroll let me get this right, because I didn’t hear what you heard on Monday night I’m no Tool fan. Well of course, if you say so, I defer to your world view. Royalred if I just appreciated the passage of time then I would have found my experience to be phenomenal. Again I will try to keep that in mind next time, wish I’d pondered that thought on Monday night. Novaconda they didn’t have to come here and they probably had better things to do anyway. Well I will be sure and be just grateful next time because… Read more »

T0ken
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T0ken

[quote comment=”42929″] I think the people that were “underwhelmed” were the ones expecting the old MJK. Up front and spinning around like a top. If that’s what you were expecting, you will be disappointed. He’s approaching 50 and for the sake of longevity, he can’t do those things anymore or hit all of the notes that he could at 30. Tool has and continues to evolve. If you get that and appreciate it, it’s a phenomenal experience. [/quote] Spot on. If you have seen them over a few tours you can notice the difference, not bad for a 45yo. Rammstien… Read more »

Naattik
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@ 2lizbet – Fair enough. Try to remember what’s important to you. It’s easy to get worked up on the ‘net. Everybody has their own opinion and yours is definitely valid regardless of what others type into this box. I was quite disappointed with the two shows I saw in 2009, and many people were gushing about them. The two shows I saw in 2010 more than made up for that experience. I hope you get to wash the bad taste out of your mouth with a much better live TººL show in the future. My suggestion: let it go.

Lizbet
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Lizbet

@ kittan – I don’t think you’re reading me right. I have no bad taste in my mouth. I’m very pleased to have seen what I did on Monday and I enjoy a robust discussion. The point I was trying to make was that many people obviously (on this forum) get upset when they read a dissenting view and often respond by suggesting all sorts of reasons why others feel the way they do, many of which don’t bare close scrutiny. By all means maintain a difference of opinion but don’t try no negate other views with irrelevancies.

moneyisevil
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moneyisevil

tool shouldnt play festivals although the last time i saw them and the first time ever ive seen them in a festival seeing was at APW in joisey…. it was epic, granted i hadnt seen them since their last show in 06…so it was well over due…and i was about 6 people back right in front of adam…so i was blown away by their performance…maynard was very into it…so was danny and justin…danny was laughing ad jamming out hard with the guest drummer during lateralus and you could tell the band was having a great time…but overall from what i… Read more »

Ns1
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Ns1

moneyisevil – 3 minutes ago  »  tool shouldnt play festivals although the last time i saw them and the first time ever ive seen them in a festival seeing was at APW in joisey…. it was epic, granted i hadnt seen them since their last show in 06…so it was well over due…and i was about 6 people back right in front of adam…so i was blown away by their performance…maynard was very into it…so was danny and justin…danny was laughing ad jamming out hard with the guest drummer during lateralus and you could tell the band was having a… Read more »

Ns1
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Ns1

buk – 16 hours ago  »  Ns1 – 1 hour ago  »  novaconda – 39 minutes ago  »  Forget the actual “article”. Did you see some of the other posts from others? These are the same people that complain that they do no visit Australia often, and then feel “underwhelmed”? More like under-appreciated when they do visit.   I guess I could keep the above paragraph. But, in all honesty, since TooL is my favorite band, I feel bad for these people that did not enjoy the show or if it didn’t live up to their expectations. Really too bad.… Read more »

novaconda
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novaconda

Man…there are some sensitive people on here. Is it because you aren’t getting your moneys-worth from Tool Army?
My suggestion is to get away from the Call of Duty, throw your pizza boxes away, and get laid. Maybe even twice 🙂

vuduuu
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I think its pretty awesome that you can see 4 distinctly different personalities on stage rather than rolling out the generic air guitar show.. and that they can come together to do all that after so long.  It’s awesome…

petemasterpete
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City Center in NYC… I’ve also seen them in hockey arenas (Hartford Civic Center lol) I was at both venues for 10K also… they were great shows… City Centre may be my favorite show since pre-Lateralus even, except for Buffalo in ’02 @ HSBC (for very, very exciting and personal life-changing reasons) But I also don’t completely agree with the “Tool aren’t a festival band” because I attended Lolla 97 and Oz 98, both of which tool headlined, and although they may be the shortest tool sets I’ve witnessed, their performances were both among my top 5 shows (not just… Read more »

Lizbet
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Lizbet

As someone who is 5ft1 sometimes how bands are moving is often irrelevant because I can’t see it if I’m standing. In some ways this is not a negative because it allows you to focus on the sound. As much as I enjoy a good laser show its the live sound that excites.

markuspoop
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Take away all the lasers/lighting/shit, compare Tool to say, NIN/RHCP/MUSE and their live show is pretty sad.

RHCP, Muse?

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaa

buk
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buk

Listening to the recording of the Brisbane show that was posted yesterday, it’s interesting to hear Maynard using a new synth to harmonise his voice (or someone else is doing it), really fills out certain songs. Hopefully he continues to focus on this experimentation and becomes a Mike Patton-esque wizard with the vocal effects, since the physical acpect of his performance appears to be waning.

Ns1
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Ns1

Poopyface – 32 minutes ago  »  Take away all the lasers/lighting/shit, compare Tool to say, NIN/RHCP/MUSE and their live show is pretty sad. RHCP, Muse? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaa laugh all you want put them all on a stage and I guarantee you 100% RHCP + muse > Tool in terms of energy AND setlist. srsly their solos/improvs are wicked. And I like Tool’s music more than I like RHCP + Muse COMBINED. srsly dude, look at it from an objective standpoint for a second. Find all the people who bitch about Matt Bellamy not putting on a good show. Now find all… Read more »

Intension
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Intension

Wheres the recording of Brisbane?

Lizbet
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Lizbet

Most unfair to speak of RHCP in terms of their singer. Kiedis does most of the jumping round and singing up front but it’s John Frusciante who provides the harmonies and solo’s that really flesh out the vocals. Their successful albums have really only happened with Frusciante as part of the line up. Ok their last album was shite but Chilli Peppers have given some great performances.

Ns1
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Ns1

admin – 6 minutes ago  » 

Ok their last album was shite but Chilli Peppers have given some great performances.

Perhaps, but my impression was that they were bad enough live that I never intend to give them a chance again.

I just don’t see it. FWIW frusciante post-2004 is crap, but 1999-2003 were some glorious fucking years for RHCP. Live @ Slane is just absolutely fantastic.

Seeing them jam out for 30 minutes in Vegas was also a treat.

Lizbet
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Lizbet

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Perhaps, but my impression was that they were bad enough live that I never intend to give them a chance again.
If you are referring to the 2007 Australian Tour I’d agree it wasn’t good but Kiedis was coming off of a bout of pneumonia

Naattik
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I went to high school with the Peppers and got to see them in TINY little rooms (like in cafeterias and shit). That’s when I really dug them. Hillel was a much better guitarist than Frusciante in my opinion (have you heard his solo shit? Unlistenable). Anthony could never sing, but he’s about as charismatic as any front man I’ve seen, and they used to put on a hell of a show. After BSSM, it was fast moving downhill for me, with only a couple of good tracks per album. I wouldn’t go see them live again for free now,… Read more »