Live Show: 11/02/96
Reviewed by: Chris O'Malley
The Moxy Früvous Triple Crown
Well, this was it, the final concert of the year!!
I headed up to Buffalo in the early afternoon to visit some college friends
who were also going to the show that night. Headed to the venue (Ogden St.
Music Hall) around 7pm, in plenty of time to get a good spot to see the show.
Got my 8th stamp, found Marty and Cathy pretty much right away, but was still
waiting for everyone else to show. Tonight would be the first time I would meet
Colleen, so I was excited to have absolutely all the Früfans there that night.
Colleen and I met in a weird way. Sharilyn had shown up by then, and we were all
standing in a big circle saying hello, when Colleen looked at me and just nodded. I
had forgotten that she had only a textual web browser, so she didn't know what I
looked like. I said my name was Chris, but she said later that she thought I said
"Chip" (Marty's friend). When I finally said (rather loudly) "Chris O'Malley", her
attitude quickly changed. :-) I was once again greeted with a large hug.
We got real close to the stage this time (about 3 rows back). Tory Chassis once
again did a quick set by himself, which was very cool. The teeny-bopper rating
was still kind of high, but not nearly as bad as it was the night before. Moxy
hit the stage earlier this time, around 9:30. They played til about 11:45 or so. This
set was definitely the longest of the three.
Hung around after the show with everyone, talked to Murray real quick (this is
when the 'triple crown' thing came up), and stayed til about 1:30 in the morning. Headed
home to Rochester, very happy that the past three days had been some of the best
in my life. I had such a great time meeting all of these people that beforehand
I had only known through e-mail. Everyone made me feel so welcome into a group
that admittedly I just became a part of very recently. I can't wait to see you
all again as soon as possible!! :-)
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- B.J. Don't Cry
- "on the scene, his genesis"
- "hooka and a brush"
- "every Thursday hit the Roxy"
- Heatseeker Boy
- Video Bargainville
- Jian once again teased us with starting the words; first "Roger"
held for a long time...
- The Incredible Medicine Show
- Jian: It feels like coming home to come back to Buffalo. Even in
Rochester last night, we couldn't wait to come here.
- Audience member screams out "I Love You!"
- Murray: Bad timing...
- Jian: Say that after the show.
- Jian: We've been on a long tour, so we're going home
to record our new album (audience cheers).
- Murray: They're cheering for 'going home', I think.
- Lazlo's Career
- Murray introduced this song as being about a guy who followed the
band on their tour, like a bad smell, or a good smell, they're not sure.
- Jian: You guys must have been in Rochester (talking to a group of the
audience who cheers after the title is mentioned), if you know this song.
- Once again, the audience member yells "I Love You!"
- Dave comments on how the crowd's heads are at the band's foot level
and how he wants to do a 'Rock Dive'. Jian: I have an urge to kick.
- **** (discussion about seats on side wall of venue)
- Murray: Cast your minds back 4 billion years. What was in this spot
at that time? There were pools of primordial ooze and stuff like that.
- Jian: Is this before or after 'Quest for Fire'?
- Murray: This is during the filming of 'Quest for Fire'.
- "arrives just in time to find 'tired legs Matheson'". Mike proceeds
to chase Dave around the stage, whipping him with his towel.
- Mike kicks into a jazz version of "Spiderman", the special
- **** (full details of musical coming soon)
- Dave: Someday they're going to do that play on the moon.
- Jian: That was a bad segue!
- **** Dave dubbed it the "Night o' Segues"
- Jian: Everytime you hear a bad segue, it means we're going to play
a new song.
- Jian: Oh look, blood. (Jian apparently cut himself)
Can the press get a shot of this? I hear the
kids are into this these days.
- Dave: Moxy Manson. (Crowd cheers)
- You Will Go to the Moon
- Cross Border Shopping
- Jian said (during the intro) that they only play this song in Buffalo,
and that they kind of wrote it for Buffalo.
- Jian: How many people are not from Buffalo?
- Jian: (pointing to guy in audience who cheered extremely loud) This
guy's really happy that he's not from Buffalo.
- Murray apologized for wearing the same shirt to the Rochester show
that he was wearing that night. (Ben Folds Five shirt)
- Audience members: Take it off!
- Jian: Those people must be from Fredonia.
- Ash Hash
- Jian once again talks about the upcoming election. ****
- The band discusses about how some people in the US have no concept
of what Canada is like.
- Jian talks again about Bob Dole and his view on movies (see the previous
day's Rochester show review)
- Stuck in the 90's
- Same intro as the previous night.
- My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors
- "Pulp Fiction"
- Last note held during Murray's poses.
- River Valley
- Jian (after the song): It's so great to see so many people singing
- Right Wing Shit
- Same intro as the previous night.
- Get in the Car
- Mike does a little 'Dialing for Dollars' bit while Dave brings out
the king of instruments, the banjo.
- Dave goes into a quick rendition of "You Shook Me All Night Long". ****
- The Present Tense Tureen
- Johnny Saucep'n
- Dave asks how the Bills are doing.
- Jian talks about how this particular weekend in Buffalo is supposed to
be pretty big. ****
- No, No Raja
- Jian: Thanks to the sound system for the special "Persian Hum" during
- Dave: The persians took that hum initially and added us, thus the
origin of "hummus". (Boos from audience)
- Jockey Full of Bourbon (Hey, Little Bird)
- Kick-ass guitar solo this time.
- King of Spain
- Jian did the standard intro for this one. (Can you answer the following
- There's a hat on your head... (Mike screams instead of saying anything)
- Jian brings Lou onto the stage. Jian: Han Solo's dog Chewbacca! Ladies and
Gentlemen, the poet of NYC, former member of the Velvet Underground.
- Mike: Despite all the creatures I dated, I never had it so good as when I
- Dancin' Queen/Walk on the Wild Side
- I Love My Boss
- "Who knows what Irv Weinstein (Buffalo news personality) will be bringing?"
- Darlington Darling
- Same accordion intro as the previous night. (Scotland the Brave)
- Jian introduces David Hyde Pierce on the accordion.
- Green Eggs & Ham - full w/ costumes
- Mike intros the song with a quick little rap, with the
audience "shooshing" a background rhythm. ****
- Murray introduces Mr. Cheese and Sam I Am.
- A piece of lettuce was used to symboliz the GE&H. Mike: In stage terms,
this is a signifier, it signifies the presence of actual GE&H.
- Jian: Hey! Not the beatles! There are three things that are sacred: 1) The
Beatles 1.5) Chewbacca 2) William Shatner 3) Mike Ford! (Mike comes to the
front of the stage and bows)
- Dave eats the GE&H quicker than normal, before the guys were done
chanting "He's gonna try them!" so Murray says: He tried them
awfully fast this time!
- The Drinking Song
- Full audience sing-along.
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