Deftones - Live: Volume II - Selections from Around the Fur [REPOST/UPDATE]

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Not too long ago, someone leaked what would be the front cover of the Volume II of the 
Deftones Live Series on vinyl, through the most-sourced Deftones fans online community, sharinglungs.com. Searches on the web showed no other sourcing from the picture. Some time after that, a Wikipedia page of the record appeared, along with a tracklist, and lengths. This assumed Volume II, featuring tracks of Deftones second album, Around the Fur, contains six tracks, unlike theAdrenaline one which featured four, and tracks were recorded at several locations through the Around the Fur touring era (1997-1998), while the Adrenaline featured tracks from the one same show. 

A few torrents have appeared on the web while no vinyl release has been announced yet. But, after a few listenings, it appears obvious the tracks on this compilation have gone through remastering, and just like the Adrenaline one, the tracks fall into a good-flowing compilation. The performances are also pretty neat. All of this bearing in mind, once again, that no official release was announced as of now, so it might be just some damn luck.


IT CAN BE LISTENED TO HERE
AND DOWNLOADED HERE


AFTER YESTERDAY’S POST OF THIS ARTICLE, THE PICTURE ABOVE APPEARED, AS WELL AS A POSSIBLE INSIDE SOURCE’S CONFIRMATION IT IS THE REAL DEAL, HENCE THE REPOST. HOPING FOR SOMETHING OFFICIAL.

Deftones - Live: Volume II - Selections from Around the Fur

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Not too long ago, someone leaked what would be the front cover of the Volume II of the Deftones Live Series on vinyl, through the most-sourced Deftones fans online community, sharinglungs.com. Searches on the web showed no other sourcing from the picture. Some time after that, a Wikipedia page of the record appeared, along with a tracklist, and lengths. This assumed Volume II, featuring tracks of Deftones second album, Around the Fur, contains six tracks, unlike the Adrenaline one which featured four, and tracks were recorded at several locations through the Around the Fur touring era (1997-1998), while the Adrenaline featured tracks from the one same show. 

A few torrents have appeared on the web while no vinyl release has been announced yet. But, after a few listenings, it appears obvious the tracks on this compilation have gone through remastering, and just like the Adrenaline one, the tracks fall into a good-flowing compilation. The performances are also pretty neat. All of this bearing in mind, once again, that no official release was announced as of now, so it might be just some damn luck.


IT CAN BE LISTENED TO HERE
AND DOWNLOADED HERE

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd8gRFEamc_o_JxKk-6e77mXvoCXasd5v

Place
 : Cactus Club, San Jose, California, United States

Date : December 3rd, 1994
Tour : ?
Opening act(s) (if any) : ?

This is a very special show, in my opinion. I always regarded the “Adrenaline” shows including Chino with his dreadlocks in a different light from the “actual” “Adrenaline” shows, because his onstage act was way, way different. He looked dark, depressed, and his voice was absolutely off the fucking hook. If you want flawless renditions of “Adrenaline” songs, what I call the “pre-Adrenaline” (1994 - somewhen in 1996) days are what you need. In my opinion, this particular performance of “Minus Blindfold” is the best one I have ever heard. This small set contains many awesome shots of each band member, the quality, for a recording that old, is pretty neat. It also contains “Oraled”, the demo of “Bored”. Lyrics were different, as well as a couple of things in the structure of the song. A couple of guitar problems here and there, Stephen is pissed, and Chi is hilarious. 

Setlist :

Nosebleed
Oraled (Demo of “Bored”)
Minus Blindfold
One Weak
7 Words
Root
Engine No. 9


Thanks to the taper of this show, whoever they are.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd8gRFEamc_qV3s5yZrk8HrhN96Qsa9ga

Place
 : Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
Date : November 18th, 2000
Tour : White Pony fall/winter “Back to School” tour
Opening acts : Incubus, Taproot

A prime example of the very special shows the “White Pony” vibe was making them able to put up. The decorations and stage setup were an absolute pleasure to the eye, the glowing “White Pony” logo in the background, the dark lights, the variety of moods, the rhythm of the set, and their usual coolness about it all, yeah, the White Pony era was probably the most professional the band has ever been, stage wise. The major “flaw” in this is Chino’s voice. Those who have seen “Entertain Me : A Film about Deftones” know that Chino was having a bad time with his throat in that time lapse, and this show was in that same tour, and it can be heard through the whole show. However, it doesn’t kill the show, it is still very intense and remains very good to watch. The highlight would probably be how the “White Pony” vibe reaches its peak when they play “Digital Bath” followed by “Teenager” and “Knife Party”. The light work and the way they use the dynamics are artistically brilliant, you can feel the dark depraved aspect of the album all over the recording. A pretty nice setlist too, with a good balance between “Adrenaline”, “Around the Fur” and “White Pony”. And “The Blue Album”. 

Setlist :

Korea
Feiticeira
Around the Fur
My Own Summer (Shove It)
Root
Lifter
Change (In the House of Flies)
Back to School (Mini Maggit)
Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)
MX
Digital Bath
Teenager
Knife Party
Lotion
Headup
Bored
7 Words / Say it Ain’t So [Weezer cover]


Thanks to the taper of this show, whoever they are.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd8gRFEamc_o4CzKCS1NCfU3_y8cmBPTe

Place
 : NME Brat Shows, The Astoria, London, England

Date : January 20th, 1998
Tour : Around the Fur winter tour
Opening acts : Therapy?, Idlewild

One of my favourite Deftones shows from the whole 1997 - 1998 Around the Fur phenomenal touring process. Many things could be said about this show. What gets me the most is the state of Chino’s voice. As some of you will hear, it is a bit shot and strains some because of the whole intense touring, but for some reason, it just works. It makes Chino focus on the breaks way more (the screams on “Lotion” are seriously sick) and gives his voice an overall darker mood with that grain. Chi gives a couple of stupid hilarious remarks in between some songs. The whole band gives it hard as usual, the crowd is into it (many stagedives as well as a t-shirt ripping), and a whole lot of messing around is happening, which is made possible by the great mood surrounding the show. A couple of covers here and there. The highlight of the show is how they go from “Around the Fur” into “Rickets”, just like on the record, absolutely unexpectedly. At the end “Around the Fur”, you can see Chino thinking, and then out of nowhere telling the other guys to play “Rickets”. I uploaded both songs in one video, because this transition must remain untouched and uncut. This is also the ONLY existing full video performance of “Rickets” from the ATF days. Overall, an absolute must-watch.

Setlist :

Lotion
My Own Summer (Shove It) *
Root
Nosebleed
Bored
Around the Fur
Rickets
MX
Fireal
7 Words
Teething / Life’s a Bitch [Nas tease]
Mascara
Never Let Me Down Again [Depeche Mode tease] / Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away) / Teclo [PJ Harvey tease]
Headup
Tired of Sex [Weezer tease]
Keep On Loving You [REO Speedwagon cover]
Engine No. 9 / Wicked [Ice Cube tease]
Subliminal [Suicidal Tendencies cover]
South of Heaven [Slayer cover]

* This show was filmed professionally, and “My Own Summer” from that pro version was aired on Channel 4 back in the day. I included it in the playlist. I also ripped the audio off it and mixed it to the audience video shot of the performance (which I uploaded as well as some people might be interested in having that perspective as well), to make it sound perfect. The proshot version also includes a few seconds of the band being interviewed.


Thanks to the taper of this show, whoever they are.

This show is dedicated to Sal Marsh.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd8gRFEamc_o75OqLo8Zshw1nF4Q2zrVL

Place
 : HFStival, FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland, United States

Date : May 28th, 2000
Tour : Pre-White Pony Release tour

A set from the very early days of the White Pony era. This is literally the 3rd show Deftones have played in 2000. The very interesting thing here is how “Change” and “Feiticeira” sound. Being very early performances (most likely the 3rd time they have played both songs), they do sound special. This performance of Change is actually one of my favourites, if not my favourite. It just kicks you really hard in the nuts, and sounds way less “mellow” than any other performance of it you will ever hear. Also, funny to watch the transition between “Around the Fur Chino” and the “White Pony Chino”, the intoxication sure was a bit more obvious and his weight gain would give his vocals and onstage attitude a bit more sloppiness (how he skips the last chorus in “Around the Fur” is a prime example, he’d do that every now and then during that era if I’m correct), but then, it’s Deftones. It kind of works. Some really fucking brilliant shots of Chi in there, gotta give it up to him. Again. 

Setlist :

Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)
My Own Summer (Shove It)
Feiticeira
Change (In the House of Flies)
Root
Bored
Around the Fur
Headup*

* "Headup" was cut in the middle by MTV. They most likely thought the song, and thus set, were over. I took the second half of the song from the audience shot of the show, and added it to the pro first half of the song, to make it a complete shot.


Thanks to MTV for airing this show back in the day, credit goes to them. And thanks to Cristian for giving me the audience shot of “Headup”. Also thanks to the person who taped that audience shot, whoever they are.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd8gRFEamc_oxfMIZpGOln03cF5rswZ5R

Place : Palais Omnisports, Paris-Bercy, France
Date : September 27th, 2003
Tour : European tour 
Opening acts : A Perfect Circle, The Revolution Smile

I guess I don’t need to rant more about the chaotic beauty Deftones live sets in 2003 were about, but for those who love that era, and remember the Wembley show, here’s a treat. Take the same kind of atmosphere, change the setlist, and you got Paris 2003. Unlike Wembley, setlist includes MX and a pretty cool Adrenaline medley including parts of, amongst others, Minus Blindfold and Fireal. A fucking blast-in-the-brain of a show. Bad note is that the last couple of songs are audio-sourced only. They’ve been uploaded with a slideshow of pictures from that night. Thanks to Cristian who hooked me up with this back in the day.

Setlist :

Minerva
Bloody Cape
Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)
MX
My Own Summer (Shove It)
Bored / Clint Eastwood [Gorillaz tease]
Digital Bath
Korea
Mascara
Around the Fur
Battle-axe
Hexagram
Headup
Change (In the House of Flies)
Adrenaline medley


Thanks to the taper of this show, whoever they are.

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http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd8gRFEamc_pqiyI6mQe034bxfiaji_zN

Place
 : The Arcadia, Santa Monica, California, United States

Date : June 1st, 2000
Tour : Off-tour White Pony Release Party show

A classic on great quality. This show was a little party they threw for the fans, they played a small set at the Arcadia and put it up live on the web. Back in the day, the show was captured via webstream, which was way lackluster. It was the only version of this recording that had ever made it out there. “Recently”, a Japanese TV channel put up the full show, and here is the rip. This show displays a drastic change in the attitude of the band. The intoxication was way heavier and more obvious, especially on Chino. This whole spleen would match the vibe of the then new album “White Pony” perfectly and help the band put some mindblowing, beautiful shows. The depression in Chino’s onstage act is what’s always hit people in the face during the White Pony era. This show would be part of the first live run for the White Pony songs, and these early renditions sound special. Change, Knife Party and Digital Bath are absolute must hear’s, in their beautifully depressing context that is. This live performance displays a less clean, more “fragile” aspect of the band. Thus, they require a different kind of ears. Don’t watch those live performances hoping for perfect note-for-note rendition. We’re talking emotion here.

Setlist :

Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)
My Own Summer (Shove It)
To Have and to Hold [Depeche Mode cover]
Change (In the House of Flies)
Digital Bath
Knife Party
Lifter
Around the Fur


Props go to the production company that got the show on tape and the TV channel that put it on air after all this time. And thanks to Buchido for uploading the interviews that happened in and around the event.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd8gRFEamc_p3ubWt-nI32aY9ZdnUlX5Y

Place : Tower Records, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Date : October 10th, 1996
Tour : Off-tour show, in between the Kiss reunion tour supporting shows.

Tight little show at Tower Records for the promotion of Adrenaline. A totally Adrenaline-ish style of show. Raw energy, powerful vibes, and mess. A few sound issues for Stef as well as a couple of funny scenes between the staff and the crowd, as the show was getting out of hand. 

"Guys, you’re getting way out of hand, the show is over."
"FUCK YOUUUUU!!!"

Setlist :

Teething / Life’s a Bitch [Nas tease]
Root
Bored
Nosebleed
7 Words


Thanks to the taper of this show, whoever they are.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd8gRFEamc_pVP_DFPnhpOfqY-XKeWqex

Place
 : Wembley Arena, London, England
Date : September 19th, 2003
Tour : European tour
Opening acts : A Perfect Circle, The Revolution Smile

Deftones only performance at the legendary Wembley Arena. This is my all-time favourite Deftones show. The mood, the performances, the lights, the setlist, the sound, everything is fucking mindblowing in this show. The passion in Chino’s onstage act is unbelievable. The underrated magic of Deftones in 2003.

Setlist :

Minerva
Bloody Cape
Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)
My Own Summer (Shove It)
Bored / Clint Eastwood [Gorillaz tease]
Feiticeira
Digital Bath
Around the Fur
Headup
Mascara
Birthmark
Hexagram
Battle-axe
7 Words / Tired of Sex [Weezer cover]
Engine No. 9
Change (In the House of Flies)


Thanks to the taper of this show, whoever they are.
And thanks to Joaquin Romero for uploading the interview, which took place a bit before the show.