Wednesday, January 22, 2003 @ 2:06 PM
Mudvayne & Taproot Live at the
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REVIEW BY: Toolbox_1
Caught the Mudvayne/Taproot show in San Francisco on Dec. 18th at the Fillmore.
Saw Taproot for the 2nd time… Their albums are a little too melodic for me, but their live show is turned up a little bit more. Songs from the 1st disc that I liked included "Smile, Emotional Times, I," and "Mirror’s Reflection." My personal fave was the single off their new disc," Poem." They closed the set with that one.
Went outside for some air, and some smoke. Made it back just in time to hear the crowd chanting, "Mudvayne, Mudvayne, Mudvayne." An audio track began, the lights went down, strobes attached to the beating of the drums clicked on as Chüd roared onto the stage dressed in a bunny suit that looked as if he had been run-over by a car. The band entered -- guitarist, Güüg, in silver and black, looking strangely like a satanic space Elvis, or something. Bassist R-üD, no make up, bare chest, strange neck and body movements, combining qualities of human and in-human. Drummer Spüg’s white face paint made him look like Jason from Friday the 13th movies. His drumkit dwarfed the stage, taking up all the extra space.
They ripped into "The End Of All Things To Come," followed by "Internal Primates Forever,” “Death Blooms” and “-1” before tearing into "Not Falling," their new single. The double bass drum work was awesome in that one… I’ve seen these guys four times before, it sounds like they’ve gotten even better than they were before.
Other songs, not in order: "Under My Skin,” “Prod,” “Silenced,” “Nothing to Gein” and “Cradle” before blowing the roof off with "Dig" -- just as harsh and raw as the first time I heard it.
Do yourself a favor: If you go to see anybody soon, and these guys are comin’ around, check them out.!! You won’t be sorry.