Songs that haven't been played live in ages

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Songs that haven't been played live in ages

Postby Whiplash » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:03 pm

I just wanted to know if there was any specific reason why the band haven't played certain songs live in a while.

Songs like Shortest Straw, 2 X 4, Hero of the Day and Poor Twisted Me ?

I already know why some of the other songs don't get played and thats due to either the song's meaning ie Outlaw Torn being about death (James's mum dying of cancer hence why they rarely, if ever, play the song) or the case of the song sounding really bad (ie Unforgiven II) or the band's opinion that the fans weren't enjoying it (ie ...And Justice For All) But it just puzzles me why they don't play the songs I mentioned in italics?
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Postby Wraith » Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:57 am

Shortest Straw I dont have any idea. They soundchecked it and almost played it in 04.

2x4 is even more baffling. When Load came out it was a single and was released as a live recording, and then they just up and quit playing it.

Poor Twisted I think is probably just not played because they are kind of mentally in a different place now than when they wrote that. Theyre just not feeling it.

Hero I dont know but probably same as PTM.

You're right about Outlaw, its emotional for James, plus its almost 11 minutes long, and longer songs are harder to fit into the setlist, and the band doesnt like watching people get bored (which is also the reason they dont play Justice)

Unforgiven II was only played at an awards show. The bad sound wasn't their fault, but it was so bad I think it traumatized them or something. They just dont dare play it. I wish they would, I love that song.
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Postby Whiplash » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:24 am

I suppose you could say the same thing for Ain't My Bitch, its a great song, but they haven't played the song in about 6 years for some unknown reason.
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Postby Wraith » Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:18 pm

Yeah Aint My Bitch I would group with 2x4.
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Postby SpiderDan13 » Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:34 pm

Wraith wrote:2x4 is even more baffling. When Load came out it was a single and was released as a live recording, and then they just up and quit playing it.

2x4 was never released as a single.
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Postby Wraith » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:06 pm

SpiderDan13 wrote:
Wraith wrote:2x4 is even more baffling. When Load came out it was a single and was released as a live recording, and then they just up and quit playing it.

2x4 was never released as a single.
No sorry I didnt mean as an A side but the live donington recording was a B side of something else.
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Postby The-Story-so-far » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:59 am

I don`t have any idea, why they didn`t play "The shortest Straw" since 1997. It`s an amazing live-song!

And anyone knows why the freaking hell did they almoust eliminated "Whiplash" from their Setlists? It`s their old MUST! I never understood why they stopped playing that.

or "Harvester of Sorrow" and "Welcome Home" between 1996 and 2000....

and they didn`t play "Until it sleeps" since 2000.

and I also don`t understand why they didn`t play "Wherever" or "Disappear" in 2003.
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Postby Wraith » Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:36 am

I think you'll be hearing Whip asgain soon.
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Postby The-Story-so-far » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:48 am

hmm..I doubt, they`ll play it again as often as during the 80s and early 90s.... maybe again just 6 times per year.... -.-
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Postby Whiplash » Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:05 pm

Maybe, as with Breadfan as well, the song is really fast so its quite tiring for the band to play and maybe thats why they don't play it as often as they did.

I think we should campaign to get all the unplayed songs played hairbang
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