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Strung Out

Strung Out: live in Vancouverlive in Vancouver (2005)
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Reviewer Rating: 4.5


Contributed by: kitsch
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It's a sad day when a band as amazing as Strung Out rolls into town with Bane and Comeback Kid and the show isn't even sold out. The venue was the Croatian Culture Center, which isn't bad, but the sound can sometimes be atrocious. Bane and Comeback Kid both had vocal problems due to the aforement.



It's a sad day when a band as amazing as Strung Out rolls into town with Bane and Comeback Kid and the show isn't even sold out.

The venue was the Croatian Culture Center, which isn't bad, but the sound can sometimes be atrocious. Bane and Comeback Kid both had vocal problems due to the aforementioned sound, but they pretty much got it sorted out for Strung Out. Or at least, I really didn't care and everyone sang along drowning out the vocals a lot of the time anyways.

They began the show with "Analog," including the sample of which starts the CD. It was a varied mix similar to Live in a Dive. The sound was pretty good, and everyone was super tight. Jason didn't do too much talking in between, but the whole band seemed to be pretty into it. My only complaint was that they didn't play "Somnombulance;" however, they did play "Jackie-O," which made up for it, and closed the encore with "Bring Out Your Dead," which made the evening that much better. I left with no voice, completely covered in other people's bodily fluids, and had a ringing noise in my ears for three days. I will never miss another Strung Out show.

Set list included in no order:

  • Analog
  • Blueprint of the Fall
  • Her Name in Blood
  • Cult of the Sub...
  • Unkoil
  • Razor Sex
  • Bring Out Your Dead (encore)
  • Jackie-O (AMAZING)
  • Savant (encore)
  • Too Close to See
  • Virgina Madison
  • Mind of My Own
  • Ultimate Devotion
  • Tattoo (apparently the 5th time they've ever played it live)
  • Matchbook (closer)
  • Monster (I might be wrong, though)
  • Population Control
  • Lost Motel (AMAZING)
As usual, Jason sweated like it was going out of style.

 


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bloofy (October 16, 2005)

XD @ the Jason sweating comment.
That fucker sweats like there is no tommorow.

CherryColaRain (October 16, 2005)

And as a special treat because today i feel like being annoying. Comeback Kid and Bane are good, very talent bands. But Strung Out are like a right hook to the face, one of the most intense bands to ever be born.

CherryColaRain (October 16, 2005)

They didn't play "Firecracker" or "Somnombulance"? Whoa that sucks. Well, At the least they played "Blueprint Of the Fall" and "Jackie-O". ( I mean come on! Who does not love "Jackie-O"?)

pabstboy (October 8, 2005)

Strung Out is the best band ever. I said it in 95 and I'll say it again.

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

I wish they would play "Wrong Side of the Tracks" live again. I got into them in 2000 and I guess that was after they stopped playing it live. Some guy told me they used to end every show with that song.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

"This show Comeback Kid and Bane were the only draw! If you weren't at the front of the show then you saw the mass exodus of people after about 2 Strung Out songs. It's not 1997 people and Strung Out sucks, why do you think they had hardcore bands opening for them? Maybe cause they even realize that they aren't "hot" anymore."

you are a fucking asshole.

Anonymous (October 6, 2005)

Hey, for this tour, I saw photos for Comeback Kid in montreal, and their guitarist Andrew was doing vocals for them. Was scott, their normal singer sick or something?

Anonymous (October 6, 2005)

score is for strungout period. hell yes i love both bane and comeback kid but they have got nothing on strung out. one of my fave bands eva. and how can you say that their not down to earth. i met jake at a gig in sydney and he was the nicest dudes ever. even after the gig jordan came down the front to chill with all the kiddies and hang out. nicest dudes ever.... though their merch guy when they came to Australia is a seriously cranky stoner. but they all are, and hell, if it makes that kinda music, maybe we should all become stoners...jks

Anonymous (October 5, 2005)

This show Comeback Kid and Bane were the only draw! If you weren't at the front of the show then you saw the mass exodus of people after about 2 Strung Out songs. It's not 1997 people and Strung Out sucks, why do you think they had hardcore bands opening for them? Maybe cause they even realize that they aren't "hot" anymore.

It might just be me, but your argument sucks. Strung Out is better than Bane and Comeback Kid. And I like all 3.

Anonymous (October 5, 2005)

This show Comeback Kid and Bane were the only draw! If you weren't at the front of the show then you saw the mass exodus of people after about 2 Strung Out songs. It's not 1997 people and Strung Out sucks, why do you think they had hardcore bands opening for them? Maybe cause they even realize that they aren't "hot" anymore.

Anonymous (October 5, 2005)

Score is for Strung Out...I saw them in Calgary....Bane and Comeback Kid I'm afraid were just not my cup of shit....I hate all that screaming crap!

poopypants (October 5, 2005)

such a fucking good and underrated band. their last album was in my top 10 of 2004. simply amazing...since 1996 iv'e been so damn impressed.

paul

Anonymous (October 5, 2005)

This was the most redonkulous review to date!!!. If you're going to post a review on this site, at least have the insight to look up the correct spelling of your chosen words, and have the stones to make a solid point. This reminds me of the review posted by "Optex" (feb. 2004) in which the Sour Cream Kids were brutally attacked for their show at the Lantzville Hall. To all who use this site for what it's actually meant for.....thanks. To the guy who wasted my time with the Strung Out review........Nudd You!!!

wehavecomeforyourchildren (October 5, 2005)

you know what band has a great name but sadly isn't all that good?

rumpestiltskin grinder

Anonymous (October 5, 2005)

What is Comeback Kid playing at the beginning of their set before first song. SOmething from a movie? They played this eerie clip of soemthing and I recognized it hc

William_David (October 4, 2005)

I saw them at Warped over the summer, and they had the first spot in Chicago, so it was pretty empty there. They put on a good show though. I was hoping to see them soon when they were coming back to Chicago, but I've got to work.

Nice work on the review.

Big_Guy (October 4, 2005)

The instrumental work is always top-notch, but the vocals are mediocre.

are you serious?

sure the vocals have gotten a little rough but Jason still has one of the best voices in the biz.

dazed (October 4, 2005)

I'm pretty sure Strung Out would have to play 3 consecutive shows with entirely different setlists for a lot of people to not have some issue with their setlist.

It just goes to show what a great band they are that there have that many songs that people find meaningful.

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

Firecracker, Solitaire, Rotten Apple, Cemetery, The Kids I was missing

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

"this band is one of tthe best live really, all of my mates were really impressed, now they love them. excellent band, great down to earth guys, beautiful show."

strung out = down to earth guys? you've got be fucking kidding me.

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

yeah the singer for comeback kid was at the converge show in winnipeg when they were in toronto. He sang a song with terror, it was sick

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

this band is one of tthe best live really, all of my mates were really impressed, now they love them. excellent band, great down to earth guys, beautiful show.

TheCaptain (October 4, 2005)

Only time I've seen this band was at Warped, and they were AWFUL. Mostly due to a shitty set list.

They're just not that good to begin with, though. Some great songs here/there, but overall not so great. I think the singer is the weak link. The instrumental work is always top-notch, but the vocals are mediocre.

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

See photos from the Edmonton show here: http://bandphotography.com/features/gallery1/displayimage.php?alb um=114&pos=201

photos 201-210 are all of Strung Out...enjoy

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

"Unless they play firecracker, things just ain't right"

If they play ANYTHING, things just aint right.

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

went to this in toronto.. comeback kid were good, although their guitarist was filling in on lead vocals.. bane was sweet, and we didn't even have to wait outside for an hour in the show this time before they played.. aaaaaand strung out was fucking god damn amazing

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

no scarlet?

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

great live band they get better and better everyfrikin time

Dante3000 (October 4, 2005)

I saw the start of this tour, well not the start it was only Bane and Strung Out, no CBK. But Strung out said they were going to try to inject a lot of new shit into their set (such as the FIRST time they played Tattoo).
Anyhow, it was an awesome show but they left out some of the best shit they ever wrote, such as; "Bring Out Your Dead", "Razor Sex", and "Mind of My own" (all of which I've seen them play live before). And is it just me (or just that show), but do they play a way slowed down version of "Ultimate Devotion"? I just remember that it sound totally castrated when I heard it.
Good review but man you should have mentioned Bane and CBK more. Even if you don't know any of their shit, they're so good live they need to be mentioned. Fuck, when I saw them, Bane got called back out for an encore. How often does that happen for the opener? Still, pretty damn solid, and short (like a midget hard on).
-Dante
P.S. Score is for midget hard ons.

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

my favourite part of this review was how he couldn't spell "subterranean"...

superdude (October 4, 2005)

This review was pretty good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. Don't you mean Live in a Dive, not "Live in Vancouver?"

2. Uhm, Vancouver isn't in Croatia. You should know that if you live there.

3. You should have talked more about the Croatian culture in question.

4. These guys sold out as soon as they started playing live shows.

sickboi (October 4, 2005)

You know, I can understand if you don't want to include info about the Joe-Schmoe opening band no one likes/has heard of/cares about....but come on. Bane and Comeback Kid opened.

You fuckers are just getting lazy. Even my live reviews aren't this whack-arnolds.

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

Tip for next time: just say sweat instead of bodily fluids. That just grossed me out.

AlmostPunkEnough (October 4, 2005)

has anyone ever seen them play 'Deville' live?

score is for Deville... and Strung Out live in general.

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

I started writing a review for this show, but never finished. So just for your information they didn't play:
Razor Sex
Virginia Madison
Mind of My Own (They did play Deville though, which is the track right before it on Twisted By Design...)
or
Monster

And Savant was the second song they played. For the encore they played Everyday and Bring Out Your Dead.

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

this review is fucking garbage.

hubitcherkokov (October 4, 2005)

I'll be seeing them the 11th in Cleveland. Does anyone know if they've ever played "Your Worst Mistake" live?

hubitcherkokov (October 4, 2005)

I'll be seeing them the 11th in Cleveland. Does anyone know if they've ever played "Your Worst Mistake" live?

notfeelingcreative (October 4, 2005)

"Unless they play firecracker, things just ain't right"

Yeah, while the set isn't band, definately not my ideal Strung Out set, which would include "Firecracker", "Your Worst Mistake" and "Anna Lee". But that's just me.

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

"7 songs in and they started their encore? wtf?"

learn to read dumbass, it says setlist in no particular order.

i was going to point this out, but it doesnt matter, even if the rest are out of order, its still fucking stupid to acknowledge one song as part of the encore and plop it down less than half way through the set list.

Ollywood (October 4, 2005)

"7 songs in and they started their encore? wtf?"

learn to read dumbass, it says setlist in no particular order.

theundergroundscene (October 4, 2005)

remember when strung out tried...

ah fuck it

stevejonestherealbones (October 4, 2005)

sweating is going out of style asshole

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

joeg (October 4, 2005)

great effort man! i salute your review and.......... dare i say it? yes, i dare AMAZING!.......now if you'll post the other half of the review please

Timis (October 4, 2005)

i got to see strung out during their suburban teenage days to the tune of 20 people in kzoo, michigan...and it was FUCKING RAD.

this band rules.....

Timis (October 4, 2005)

7 songs in and they started their encore? wtf?

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