Since Mudvayne announced their return after 12 long years, I’ve been on a bit of a Mudvayne kick. It’s been fun to go back and revisit all their albums, especially LD 50 and The End Of All Things To Come. While doing that I found myself thinking what should they play when they take the stage. Thankfully, I have a topic of discussion for just that. What you have here is my ultimate set list for Mudvayne. What would be on yours?
Guideline 1: What line up of the band would it be
Guideline 2: Where would you want to see the show
Guideline 3: maximum 25 songs (In order of how the set should go)
Lineup: Chad Gray, Ryan Martinie, Matthew McDonough, Greg Tribbett
Venue: The Roxy Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
01) Silenced 02) (K)now F(Orever) 03) Not Falling 04) Death Blooms 05) Pushing Through 06) Mercy, Severity 07) Beautiful And Strange 08) A World So Cold 09) -1 10) Determined 11) Trapped In The Wake Of A Dream 12) The End Of All Things To Come 13) Internal Primates Forever 14) Forget To Remember 15) I Can’t Wait 16) Under My Skin 17) All That You Are 18) Dull Boy 19) Burn The Bridge 20) Heard It All Before
21) Severed 22) Nothing To Gein 23) Happy? 24) Dig
It’s been way too long but, now the day has arrived. Mudvayne are officially back! It was announced today that the band would be reuniting for a series of festival shows including, Aftershock, Louder Than Life, Welcome To Rockville and Inkcareration. After 12 years, it’s very refreshing to have them back. I have to say too, I’m glad they are doing this. I couldn’t stand Hellyeah. Mudvayne has always been a live favorite of mine. Hell I even spent my 21st birthday at a Mudvayne concert (with Life Of Agony, American Head Charge, and the awesome Bloodsimple). Their debut album, LD 50 is one hell of an album to this day, 20 years after it’s release. I was also quite fond of the follow up, The End Of All Things To Come. Their 3rd album, Lost and Found is a pretty rocking album with some choice cuts on it like “All That You Are.” The New Game was ok. Their final album, 2009’s self titled was actually a nice sort of return, though it was more a return to Lost and Found than LD 50. Either way with their catalog of songs and intense live shows, this reunion hopefully will be long lasting.