Saturday, March 13, 2004
My ears hurt

If it was taking me a while to sink my teeth into the 'Crow' album, the Incubus show last night jumpstarted that process. Needless to say, it was an awesome experience. The guys opened the show with 'Megalomaniac'. I previously didn't regard it as one of their heavier tracks, but hearing it live is really something else...ear-blistering would be the word.

My biggest apprehension was that they would stick to the new material. But they were kind enough to play a mix of the old and new stuff across 'Crow', 'Make Yourself' and 'S.C.I.E.N.C.E.'. Call me a snotty, geeky fanboy, but it seems that I was the only one (at least in the section where I was in) singing along to the older songs - and headbanging to the exact moment when the heavy licks kicked in...alone on a fairly frequent basis, which made me look like a moron. Oh well, coolness be damned. I came to watch some good rock. Here's a not-so-accurate list of Incubus' set. I can't recall the order, so I'll just sort them out by album (with the most recent 'era' first):

-A Crow Left of The Murder
-Here In My Room
-Talk Shows on Mute
-Wish You Were Here
-Just a Phase
-Idiot Box
-**Vitamin (with an extended drum solo, click this)**
-A Certain Shade of Green
-Magic Medicine

to be continued:
-Brandon on guitar
-deeper respect
-Ben on bass