Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dave Mustaine - Sleepwalking through Metal

Tonight started the Priest Feast tour in Europe with Judas Priest, Megadeth, and Testament.

I saw this tour in 1990 at Nassau Coliseum. Priest was promoting Painkiller, Megadeth was supporting Rust in Peace, and Testament was supporting Souls of Black. Great show! And Megadeth played a much better set than this:

01. Sleepwalker
02. Take No Prisoners
03. Wake Up Dead
04. Skin O' My Teeth
05. Washington Is Next
06. In My Darkest Hour
07. Hangar 18
08. Tornado of Souls
09. Symphony of Destruction
10. Peace Sells
11. Holy Wars

Sleepwalker indeed! They have been doing a variation of this set since they first Mustaine started playing live again around 2003! This is why I can't get fired up about seeing them anymore.

Why don't you surprise me for once? I would be fine if you pulled Tornado of Souls if it would net me Hook in Mouth, or Liar, or maybe something spicy like Skull Beneath the Skin!

How many times can I see you play this same boring assed set with that weird thin live sound I have heard you use in too many small indoor rooms and large outdoor venues to blame anyone but the band?

Even Judas Priest gets it enough to pull out new tunes every few years to keep people interested. Why not throw me some surprises like Metallica did this year? Oh yeah, I went there........


Eric said...

It'll change soon enough, once the new album comes out. Hook in Mouth would be sweet, though...

Seth said...

By change you mean he will pull out Sleepwalker and Washington is Next and replace them with two token songs from the new record while leaving the rest of this tired old set intact?

Eric said...

Other substitutions are possible; "Symphony of Destruction" was in rotation a couple of years ago.

Actually, I have no idea why I'm defending this position. Putting together a whole new set list would be killer.

Klimek said...

Good Mourning, Black Friday!!!