What Time Is It? >
Nice Talking To Me
Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
Jimmy Olsen’s Blues
Can’t Kick The Habit
I’d Like To Love You But I Think You Might Be Crazy
Refrigerator Car >
Big Fat Funky Booty
Yo Mama’s A Pajama
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Review by Chris Sink: “I hadn´t seen them since last summer at City Hall Plaza (which was probably my least favorite Spin Doctors show). Although I knew what to expect, I hadn´t yet experienced it live. For any of you out there who are familiar with the setlist on this tour but haven´t seen any shows – GO SEE THEM. It is easy to sit at home and bitch about lack of variety, but seeing them is a whole ´nother story. […]
I´ve been reading that the band is tighter than ever. While I never saw them before 1999, if you´re talking about post-reunion shows, this is definatly true.
– I´ve also been hearing that Eric has been especially good. My initial response to that was “so what, Eric is always good.” Again, total ignorance on my part – Eric´s playing is, once again, the best I´ve ever seen or heard since the reunion.
– There was so much energy! The whole band was grooving. The crowd and band were feeding off of each other. […]
– I´m now running on 2 and a half hours of sleep and have yet to go to work. But I guess that´s my fault more than anyone else´s.”
Review by Dave Mallick: “Based on what I´d seen on Holyoke, I was going into last night´s show in Boston with high hopes. I figured I´d seen the “festival” set there, and was prepared for a good long club set from the Spins in my first intimate show, at my favorite local venue. Looking back, I´d only ever seen them in huge venues – Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, the Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach, the Hatch Shell in Boston, City Hall Plaza in Boston and Holyoke Heritage Park. So seeing them at the 600-capacity Paradise was going to be great, right? […]
Same setlist, same length show, pretty disappointing.
They still look like they love being back on stage, and everyone gets their moments to shine – last night was an Aaron night, with the longest Refrigerator Car intro I´ve ever seen in person – but I was expecting much, much more from a headlining club act, especially only two weeks removed from the Holyoke festival gig. I realize it´s two hours away, and that people want to hear the hits, and the band wants to play from the new album, but I would have expected at least one or two different songs. Heck, even a different *new* song. It´s a little less fun when you know what´s coming, though the banter was entertaining – Chris said he expected everyone in the crowd to buy the new album, and if they didn´t, he´d come over their houses and throw a tantrum until they did. “And I´m a lead singer…I know how to throw tantrums. It´s like wrecking a hotel room, throwing a TV out the window…but I wouldn´t do that to you. I´ll bring my *OWN* TV and throw it out the window, how´s that? What? You want a tantrum anyway? Ok, I promise, I´ll come over your house and throw a tantrum whether you buy the album or not.”
I expect the NYC show tonight will be a lengthier or more different affair, but I couldn´t help but leave the show feeling a little let down. […]”
(reviews originally posted to the Spin Doctors forum)