Live Show: 11/01/96
Reviewed by: Chris O'Malley
The Moxy Früvous Triple Crown
Needless to say I was already exhausted from the first show. And I still had two
to go!! Well, I woke up Friday, got some more film, paid some bills, and headed
down to the venue around 3pm to meet Sharilyn and some more Früfans. Moxy
had an interview at a Rochester radio station at 4pm, so we were planning on listening
to that and then wait for the boys to show up.
I parked in front of the venue and finally saw Sharilyn wandering around the streets
of Rochester. :-) She eventually saw me and joined me in my car (it was extremely cold
out that afternoon). Holly and Erica (sp?) joined us as well after a little bit, and
we drove to Kaufmann's (local department store) to go buy tickets for those who
hadn't gotten them yet. We went back to the venue where Caiti also joined us to listen
to the rest of the interview.
We managed to hang around inside Water St. Music Hall, see the sound check, and talk to
Marcus, John, and the guys a little bit. Holly, Sharilyn, Caiti and I had a quick
meal at a local greasy spoon (we were all extremely hungry) and got back as the
second band, Ethel, was playing (unfortunately, we missed Tory Chassis, who was
at this show solo).
Marty and his friend Cathy showed up as well, so it was a definitely a big
coming together of internet Früfans. Laurie and
a friend of hers also were there, but they got up close to the stage early on,
so I really didn't see her much. The place was packed (I think the estimates
were around 1,000 people), tons of teeny-boppers, which bothered me, but for this
show Sharilyn and I chose not to go nuts and try to get right up to the stage. We just
hung back and enjoyed the music, since we new that we had every opportunity to go
crazy at the third show in Buffalo.
Moxy went on around 11pm (just like the previous night). The set was a little
longer this time - they played till about 1am. After the show, all of us found
each other again, since we all were split up into small groups before the set started.
After hanging out for a couple hours, I headed home for some much needed
rest while a big group went to John's (Moxy's sound man) in Buffalo to spend the night.
Click the description to get the pic:
Sorry, there's only one, but the rest came out even worse, if you
can imagine that!
- Indecision (with "too much Murphy Brown" ending)
- Lazlo's Career
- Boo Time
- No, No Raja
- The band was quite surprised at the amount of people there; Jian exclaimed
'Wow! Is this Rochester? What a surprise!!'
- B.J. Don't Cry
- "on the scene, his genesis"
- "hooka and a brush"
- "every Thursday hit the Roxy"
- Heatseeker Boy
- Video Bargainville
- with slow, extended instrumental intro and Jian teasing us with the
beginning of the song.
- A very long "Roger" during the intro as well.
- Boo Time
- Jian asked if anyone was from Canada; one person cried out; Jian
replied "We're in a sea of angry Americans!!"
- Jian asked a bunch of "moshers" to tone it down.
- Jian recollected Moxy's first concert in Rochester a couple years back
at Milestones with Rusted Root. A group of people cheered for Milestones and
Murray exclaimed "Those 30 people that were there, are here tonight, having
- Introduced the next song as being about
a guy who travels with the Früvous posse.
The posse apparently goes around hunting down Amtrak passengers, and also
- ***Ostracize reference made by Mike...
- Jian had the crowd repeat "Great, Eh?" but very slowly, since Canadians
don't speak that fast.
- Lazlo's Career
- The guys talked about how they were gonna play whatever they want.\
- Murray said this was the 'Third Inning Stretch'.
- Murray talked about how the balcony seats were nice, and Jian said
that the people up there, it was like Social Darwinism, they beat the
shit out of everyone else.
- Murray: Everyone in their life has needed a protector; someone who
would beat up the local bully, etc...
- Mike: Spiderman arrives just in time to introduce you to the guy from
the band Phish who always wears a bathrobe. Here he is! (points
to a guy in the audience) 8 legs good, 2 legs
bad! Justice! For the Phish guy!!
- Jian asks the light guy to tone things down, and stop the Journey light
- Dave: Imagine Neil Young doing the lights after his show is done!
- Murray: Well, last night we had that smoke machine...
- Jian: Actually, last night in Hamilton we did a whole set of Journey,
and Loverboy. Loverboy is our most important export, you thought Alanis was important!
- You Will Go to the Moon
- Jian ends the previous song with: That's as close as we get the Stone
- Dave introduces *****
- The Kids' Song
- "Barney" instead of "Jurassic Park"
- Afterwards, during the cheers, Dave: You guys really care, don't you?
I dare say you care!!
- Ash Hash
- Jian discusses the upcoming Presidential Election, talking about
an ultra-conservative who's running against Bob Dole. (sarcasm)
- Jian: Bob Dole says 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Trainspotting'
are bad since they promote heroin use. Of course these movies glamorize
heroin use because it's really glamourous to be in a pile of your own shit!
Sorry Bob! You got it wrong, Bob! This goes out to Bob and Tweedledum...
- Stuck in the 90's
- Jian tries to read a sign held up by an audience member. Dave: It says
'Go Tide Cats'. Jian: No, it says 'Go, Rochester Americans'. It says 'Take
me back to your hotel room' What?!?! OK! Mike: ****
- Jian introduces the next song as being about a relationship coming to an end,
and the bittersweet feeling involved.
- The guys commented on how good the crowd the looks, and asked where
we're all from. One audience member was from Elba, but Jian
thought he said 'Omaha', so a little bit was said about that.
Most of the people were from Rochester.
- Dave asks the crowd if we would like to start
shimmying, so the band starts singing the 'Rochester Shimmy'.
- My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors
- "Pulp Fiction"
- Once again, the last chord was held for a *long* time.
- River Valley
- Right-Wing Shit
- Jian did the standard intro for this one; about how you see your
ex-girlfriend with some ultra-conservative, right-wing shit.
- Get in the Car
- Dave introing this song: Have you ever seen a right-wing shit ask their
partner to get in the car? Sometimes they say: "GET IN THE CAR!!" Do you want
us to play it? Get ready, it's a twister...
- Murray introduces the newest leader in rock instruments: the banjo.
- Jian states that Canada is where all the cutting-edge stuff comes from.
- The band breaks into a banjo version of "You shook me all night long".
- Dave starts another song (not sure what it was)
- Then, Dave begins a Neil Young song (also, not sure what it was)
- The Present Tense Tureen
- Johnny Saucep'n
- WKRP in Cinncinnati (quick little rendition)
- Jian: It's sorta embarassing that we all know the lyrics to that one.
- No, No Raja
- Dave introduced this song as a 'cautionary tale'.
- The band takes a quick 'commercial break'.
- Murray welcomes us back to the stage after a couple seconds, saying
that the band had to answer a quick political call.
- Jockey Full of Bourbon (Hey, Little Bird)
- King of Spain
- Standard intro from Jian. Asks the audience if we know the answer to
the question: Is this guest star ... ? (full text will be put here later)
- 'King, how are you such a genius? There's a balcony overhead. Ethel!'
- Murray: King, even I am curious about your tale... And I've heard
it a thousand times!
- Green Eggs & Ham
- Jian: Hey! Not the beatles! This is Rochester, there's a lot of
left over hippies here and stuff. There are three things that are sacred:
1) The Beatles 2) William Shatner (wore a girdle on network TV) 3) I was
gonna say Scully, but... Three! The king of rock and roll: Elvis Costello.
- Love Potion #9 Medley - included:
- Stayin' Alive
- Jungle Boogie riff on Dave's guitar
- 'Do you eat, do you sleep, do you dream anymore?'
- 'What if Maude was one us? Beatrice Arthur on a bus.'
- Salvation... For a pint of Guiness it's free...
- Alanis tid-bit
- 'This Water Street Music Hall really's got it all. The New York
Rangers guy and a disco ball. But when I kissed a cop...' (Last verse)
- I Love My Boss
- Jian once again teased us with the last 'I love my...'
- Dancin' Queen/Walk on the Wild Side
- Lou joined the band once more. Before the song, Lou: You know,
I used to follow any spiritual credo, but Alannah Miles showed me
the way. ****
- Darlington Darling
- Dave did his standard accordion intro for this. (Scotland the Brave)
- Jian introduced Dave as David Hyde Pierce during the
- Sometimes the guys would say 'Sports!' during those little
pauses before the chorus.
- The Drinking Song
- It seemed like everyone sang along with this one.
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