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A Wilhelm Scream / The Flatliners

A Wilhelm Scream / The Flatliners: live in Seattlelive in Seattle (2007)
Nitro Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: damnitsderekdamnitsderek
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Monday night's show at Studio Seven was actually the first show where I've gotten bored just waiting for all of the opening bands to finish, the Flatliners aside. I'm no show veteran by any means, but one thing that I've learned is that I usually find a way to at least keep myself entertained while .


Monday night's show at Studio Seven was actually the first show where I've gotten bored just waiting for all of the opening bands to finish, the Flatliners aside. I'm no show veteran by any means, but one thing that I've learned is that I usually find a way to at least keep myself entertained while waiting to see who I paid to see. However, I just couldn't keep myself from checking the time on my cell phone every so often this time around. Three local bands got the stage first, starting with Down We Go, followed by Rough Chukar, and finally, the Damage Done. When it comes down to it, the only one of those three I could see myself listening to again were Rough Chukar. All that's really worth mentioning here is that the Damage Done's frontman looked like he was going to give himself a stroke on-stage, and his dance antics were mildly entertaining in themselves.

I hadn't given myself the chance to listen to the Flatliners before the show, but I found them to be fairly entertaining. The biggest knock against them was the fact that they kept dedicating songs to icons in Seattle‚?¶that weren't icons in Seattle anymore (think Shawn Kemp and "Frasier"). Take this aside, and they threw down a pretty solid set. Also, it was apparently their first ever show playing in Seattle, and they made sure to tell everyone that they were still looking for a place to stay the night and that they would "love some pot." Unfortunately for them, pretty much everyone was there to see AWS and no one really responded to anything they said. Sorry if anyone is looking for a set list from these guys; I think I caught the name of maybe one song and I've already forgotten it.

A Wilhelm Scream took the stage around 9:45, and much to the satisfaction of everyone in the venue, almost immediately kicked into their set. The atmosphere from the Flatliners' set to AWS was dramatically different --people were actually moving and singing along now. This was my first time seeing them since Chris Levesque departed from the band, but Nick Diener filled in nicely. Being it the second time he's toured as a fill-in with AWS, there was enough chemistry to where it really wasn't noticeable that he wasn't a permanent part of the band. One thing that really impressed me about AWS' set was how they didn't let tracks from Career Suicide dominate their set list. In fact, they kept the set divided somewhat evenly amongst Career Suicide, Ruiner and Mute Print. I was expecting to hear most of Career Suicide and a trickle of tracks from their previous two albums, but the variety was more than a pleasant surprise. In fact, they only played a total of five tracks from their latest effort. Overall, they balanced out their set quite nicely, rotated shorter songs with longer ones, and, from the looks of it, kept everyone pretty satisfied. Predictably, they closed the night with "The King Is Dead," but hearing the full intro is always a treat. I can only hope that next time AWS comes to Seattle, it'll be conveniently timed on another one of the breaks from school and that maybe, just maybe, they'll play "Speed of Dark" this time around.

Set list (I think it's complete, but I may have missed one):

  • Famous Friends and Fashion Drunks (opener)
  • Anchor End
  • William Blake Overdrive
  • Dreaming of Throwing Up
  • Stab. Stab. Stab.
  • Killing It Me vs. Morrissey in the Pretentious Contest (Ladder Match)
  • Congratulations
  • The Kids Can Eat a Bag of Dicks
  • The Soft Sell
  • When I Was Alive: Walden III
  • The King Is Dead
  • 5 to 9
  • The Horse
  • These Dead Streets
  • I Wipe My Ass with Showbiz
  • Die While We're Young

 

 
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damnitsderek (December 23, 2007)

Nah, it wasn't really. It was pretty entertaining, every time they said something like that, we'd yell back FUCK FRASIER or FUCK SHAWN KEMP. And I forget why, but he brought up tea, which got a big FUCK TEA.

mcgregor107 (December 22, 2007)

"The biggest knock against them was the fact that they kept dedicating songs to icons in Seattle‚?¶that weren‚??t icons in Seattle anymore (think Shawn Kemp and "Frasier")."

hahah! What's bad about that?

damnitsderek (December 22, 2007)

If you'd have read any of the comments before yours, you'd know that I put them in order by album, not in which they were played.

And though you're basing your set off of one that was across the country, The Rip was most likely the song that I missed.

opti-chris (December 22, 2007)

out of order list.
they did play the rip and it was like 3rd or 4th.
that was in st.louis atleast.

seth_uber_alles (December 21, 2007)

They played The Rip when I saw them. I talked to Nuno and I got the feeling they were kind of tired of playing it every night. There's nothing wrong with that, the new stuff slays!

SlackMotherfucker (December 20, 2007)

"About 1/3 of the way through the set, someone yelled out a request to play "The Rip" and Nuno told everyone that they "weren't really taking requests tonight".
kinda shitty of them to say"

.......Keep in mind they've got a temporary guy who probably doesn't know every single song. This might have some sort of impact on them just pulling any song out of their asses.

XCARLUPANDDIEX (December 20, 2007)

score is for CS. best album of 2007 hands down

damnitsderek (December 19, 2007)

I couldn't remember the specific order that they played everything, so I just organized the list by album.

inagreendase (December 19, 2007)

is that setlist in order? do they really play songs in chronological order?

Nah, hence bullets and not numerals.

BarleyPat (December 19, 2007)

That's cool that they balanced the song selection between the three albums so well, because I like all three almost equally.

Mute Print=Career Suicide > Ruiner

But Ruiner is only slightly behind the other two in my book.

danperrone (December 19, 2007)

is that setlist in order? do they really play songs in chronological order?

score is for a wilhelm scream

fallingupwards84 (December 18, 2007)

About 1/3 of the way through the set, someone yelled out a request to play "The Rip" and Nuno told everyone that they "weren't really taking requests tonight".
kinda shitty of them to say

damnitsderek (December 18, 2007)

Oh, and Citizen_Crack, thanks for the Flatliners setlist. I'm going to be going on iTunes and buying a lot of that shortly.

damnitsderek (December 18, 2007)

This is a fucking piece of shit review. Score is for the Flatliners

Yeah, I wasn't trying very hard. I'm actually really surprised this got put up, considering I wrote this in 15 minutes last night, about a week after I saw the show.

About 1/3 of the way through the set, someone yelled out a request to play "The Rip" and Nuno told everyone that they "weren't really taking requests tonight".

"Speed of Dark" is one of my favorites because it was one of the first songs I ever heard by AWS. IMO, though.

And yes, it would have been fantastic to hear "We Built This City...". Like I said, I was really surprised there wasn't more new material in their set. I would have really liked to hear "Get Mad You Son of a Bitch", too.

BarleyPat (December 18, 2007)

That sucks that they aren't playing "We Built this City". Oh well, still a great set and I can't wait for next Saturday.

Citizen_Crack (December 18, 2007)

I was also at this show, but I went as much for the Flatliners as I did for A Wilhelm Scream. Needless to say I was extremely disappointed when only two other people besides myself were singing along to their songs. There was also a distinct lack of ska. I don't quite remember their set list but these are the songs I remember, in no particular order:
Fred's Got Slacks
Broken Bones
July! August! Reno!
Eulogy
...and the World Files for Chapter 11
Mother Theresa Chokeslams the World
You Guys Want One of These?
possibly Hal Johnson Smokes Cigarettes, This is Giving Up, and Macoretta Boozer

Score is for the show.

thatsyouth (December 18, 2007)

Dreaming Of Throwing Up is their best song. And why have I yet to see "We Built This City" on any of their set lists?

and speed of dark? really? I mean, its good. But its at the bottom of the list of songs that I would be hoping for them to play.

fallingupwards84 (December 18, 2007)

they play pretty much the same set every night

LooseKanonYankee (December 18, 2007)

I just Saw Wilhelm in LA last weekend, there were about 50 people in a small room above a sushi place, but only about 20 people were into it. I felt kind of bad for the band, but it was an amazing show. Snaged a pick and the setlist.

HOISTDATRAG (December 18, 2007)

I love seeing A Wilhelm Scream at the Living Room.

HumanUnkind (December 18, 2007)

I'm seeing these guys for the first time since getting into them (I saw them with Anti-Flag and didn't know them at all) in 6 weeks. That setlist is awesome.

heylittlefingers (December 18, 2007)

Flatliners > AWS by a thousand.
controversial, i know.

Fresnoska (December 18, 2007)

This is a fucking piece of shit review. Score is for the Flatliners

ourownwar (December 18, 2007)

its funny you knock the flats for sending shout out to icons of the past they were obviously jocking and breaking the ice to a crowd of new faces. those kids destory give it another year or so and the kids will be there to see them just as much as AWS!

88-fingers-tony (December 18, 2007)

they didnt play "the rip"?

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