lol, if you'r going to go in-depth on your choices then im going to do the same
Even though Andrew WK is often lamented and with a few weird sites suggesting he's an illuminati member or something
you cant deny that his songs are just so much fun. Decided to go BANG! into the opening with everyone moshing around like crazy no matter the weather.
After all that moshing the audience will need a breather but I didnt want the gig to come to a grinding halt, I also wanted to include one song from the bands i like and so it was The Doors - Touch Me and as this comes to a spirited end you have Dave Grohl belting out some goading words before going full pelt into a rock classic.
Added Hundred Reasons because this was the first song played at the first gig we ever went to back in 2001 era. It was also the day Birmingham City got promoted to the Premier League for the first time. We'd been toying with the idea of going to a gig for a while and really got into the whole nu-metal/emo scene (although not the fashion emo you have now, but instead songs where the singer shouts down the mic hehe). Anyway, it culminated in this one. Small venue, loud music and people moshing from the beginning. Perfect.
Then added Wizzard because when we had Phoebe I started listening to the old classics on the radio and having serious bouts of nostalgia for the past. Wanting Phoebe to really remember her childhood and hoping we made it great for her and this song, mainly cause it had Baby in the title was somethign I sang to her far too often!
So with the setlist gradually winding down I figured this would be the best place to put a slow one and ever since I watched a film starring Sean Penn who plays an handicapped guy - who also digs the Beatles - I'v loved this song and play it on guitar now when i get the chance.
So the Encore then. This is full, unabashed onslaught about my favourite music. Music from the 2001 era. A time when I moved back into my parents house with a mantra to enjoy life to the max, to embrace music and pop culture and not be in my shell as it were. In reality it only lasted for 2 or 3 years before I brought an house
So 'Downer - This is the last time' is a track off one of the Kerrang CD's I used to purchase/collect religiously. Blink182, love the sound of this song and it fitted the bill of having 1 track from my favourite bands at various stages of my life. Then Buck Rogers by Feeder because it's such a happy uplifting song and reminds me of watching Kerrang music channel on the telly. When it seemed like music TV would forever be the domain of the top 40 and here came things like Kerrang that catered for the things I was into
Finally, Muse. Been a fan since they released Plug in Baby as a single (before the release of Origin of Symmetry). Back in the day I wanted to latch onto a band...have a favourite one as it were and loved Foo Fighters, Hundred Reasons and after listening to Plug in Baby...Muse.
Showbiz was their first album and was a good start. It was something different from the norm and won an NME award to boot but it would be thei next release, Origin of Symmetry - an album they wrote whilst on the road - so it had a raw feel to it but it really played to their strengths at the time, which was cracking Piano music and great guitar solo's. Infact my favourite of all their songs is probably Citizen Erased which combines all these. Since then they'v slowly evolved so Absolution was a more polished, more clearer (from an artistic lyrical wise) vision and it's on this album that they released Stockholm Syndrome. For me this is simply too good, it's got everything you'd want from a Muse song and when it was released it was simply too good to be true and the album was a belter.
So I figured I'd end this setlist with the ending of their Glastonbury setlist. A time when everything came together for them.