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Help Us Decide The Setlist!

By Scott | September 2, 2009

Alright ladies and gents, the guys and I have a debate that needs to be settled and we need YOU to help us. For the upcoming tour this September, should we….

A. Play Chutzpah! in its entirety alongside a handful of best of’s and old classics
B. Play a set full of old classics and best of’s with a few choice cuts from Chutzpah! thrown in

Rehearsals are right around the corner and we need to figure out what the hell we’re doing so let us know your thoughts.


347 Responses to “Help Us Decide The Setlist!”

  1. Wez Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 09:02

    A please guys. Cannot wait.

  2. Michael Record Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 11:03

    First, whatever you do. PLAY ANTHEM! PLAY ANTHEM! PLAY ANTHEM!

    Ok, that out of the way. Hmmmm it’s a tough choice.

    I was really pleased in the last tour where you finished with Destroy All Monsters instead of Love U Till I Dont. Variety be the spice of life!

    As Chutzpah is short then yeah, B, play it all. The other half of the gig please be mostly unusuals, like Hate The World Day! Pick just two or three stone cold classics to play, and fill the rest of the set with unusuals.

    That’s what I think.

    But don’t forget, whatever you do, PLAY ANTHEM!

  3. Benji Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 13:11

    No point releasing a new album if you ain’t going to play much off it. I was always bumed that you played fuck all off the previous album. Play Chutzpah

  4. Fantastic Mr Foxton Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 13:57

    I’d go for option C… most of Chutzpah but not in order as it’s always nice to guess what song’s coming next! All mixed up a bit with about 4 classics and the rest of the set rarities such as Girlfriend Clothes, Hate the World Day, Inglorious etc.

    See you in Manchester!!!

  5. Fantastic Mr Foxton Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 13:58

    Oh and play Nurse Maximum too!

  6. Rich Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 14:25

    When i first read this i instantly thought option B but now im listening to the album for the ….”lost count” time, play Chutzpah!! It would be amazing to see the whole thing live and the album is short so you can still play all the songs we love!…Oh and dont forget to throw in a couple that you haven’t played in years! They are always amazing no matter what songs they are.

    See you in Glasgow!

  7. david hyland Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 15:57

    play the album and some classics there always good no matter what

  8. stiv Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 18:43

    B. Please b.

  9. Ben Janet Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 19:22

    OPTION A! Hasn’t been out of my walkman since it went in and it’s not coming out! Show A Little Emotion or Two Way Idiot Mirror tooooooooo pleeeeease! 🙂

  10. Manc_Lass Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 20:32

    This is so hard…despite following the band since the early nineties, I never tire of hearing any of the back catalogue, so it’s tempting for to go for the ‘best of’ option cos it’s so great to see the classics live. However, you guys have totally and utterly blown me away with Chutzpah – it is so fantastic, and has so many different elements – seeing it all live would be a pretty special experience. So option B for me!

  11. Petey Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 20:44

    Option C – play a lot of new stuff, but mix it up with some oldies!! Playing through the whole album makes it way too predictable. You need the excitement of not knowing what songs are coming next.

  12. pjt Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 21:43

    Please don’t just play “classsics”, I love those songs but I have been hearing them since I was 15 (I’m fricking 30). Play the new album, B-sides, whatever you need to keep it interesting for yourselves, very few from from earth versus required for me.

  13. Cwej Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 22:08

    by all means play the whole album , but not in order , one after another . change it round , break it up with a bit of what you fancy . album dynamics and live dynamics just ain’t the same .

    like you need me to tell you that 😛 hell , you’re the wildhearts , you could play a set of terrorvision songs and it would still be the wildhearts . go with what feels good to you . no-one wants to see a band not feeling good . everyone wants to see the band feeling good . it maketh everyone feel good .

    except the non-fans who only come to barge down the front at the end for ‘ i wanna go ‘ and would complain about not knowing the songs even if it was a classics set

  14. Station Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 22:39

    This Is a toughie, been into the ‘hearts for a long long time, ever since “Don’t be happy…….” infact, There are lots of instant classics on the new album but I’m not sure about playing all of it in one go from start to finish.

    I’m comong up from sunny South Wales for the Rock City gig on the 19th and the perfect set list for me (presuming you guys will play for this long) would be:

    1: The Jackson Whites
    2: Plastic Jebus
    3: Nexus Icon
    4: You Are Proof that not all Women…..etc
    5: The Revolution Will Be Televised
    6: Everlone
    7: Tim Smith
    8: Low Energy Vortex
    9: Greetings From Shitsville
    10: Nina Nitro
    11: So Into You
    12: You Took The Sunshine From New York
    13: Mazel Tov Cocktail
    14: TV Tan
    15: Rooting For The Bad Guy
    16/17: My Baby is a Headfuck straight into Suckerpunch just like on the album
    18: Loveshit
    19: I Wanna Go Where the People go
    20: Vanilla Radio


    Caffine Bomb

    Christ that was soooo difficult, there’s loads more I would like to add, I don’t envy you guys having to choose your set list

    See you at Rock City 🙂

  15. Hayden Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 22:48

    The new stuff + I Wanna Go and Skybabies! Have seen ya loadsa times over the last 15 years but never heard Sky Babies live!

  16. Station Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 23:52

    Damn, I Forgot about The Snake, The Lion & The Monkey – slot that one in too

  17. Ian Says:
    September 11th, 2009 at 09:31

    Loved the Earth versus show, so i reckon all of Chutzpah – crackin’ listen btw. Can we have Slaughtered Authors, nothing ever changes. . . and the bullshit. . . just play every F**king thing you’ve ever written, I’ll be happy to stay all night. See you at the Concorde2 in Brighton.

  18. Ian Says:
    September 11th, 2009 at 09:40

    can I just add, the first time I saw you, you were supoprting The Almighty with Kerbdog (’92??) Have seen you every tour and never disappointed. My mates have a joke that I’ve either just been to see The ‘hearts, have just booked tix to see The ‘Hearts or am going next week. So obsessive or not always a pleasure. Can we also have Channel Bop.

  19. Warren Neill Says:
    September 11th, 2009 at 14:40

    I’ll be at Manc so it would be whole of Chutzpah! in order and other songs to include, Rooting for the Bad Guy, Channel Bop, Unbreakable and the whole of Endless Nameless to finish…then play Jackson Whites again. How fucking good would that be. Good luck lads, cracking album and how many other bands can remain just as important after all these years, apart from Rush!!!!!!

  20. darkpowerpuff Says:
    September 11th, 2009 at 20:11

    OPTION B AT BRIGHTON PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. bobgash Says:
    September 11th, 2009 at 20:50

    the whole of don’t be happy followed by the whole of Chutzpah then earth versus just to top off

  22. Hank M Necktie Says:
    September 11th, 2009 at 22:45

    Play the whole of Chutzpah TWICE!! Please. It’s fuckin’ wonderful!!!!

  23. Gavin J Says:
    September 12th, 2009 at 12:29

    Option B. Chutzpah! is superb but as you don’t play Manchester every other week I’d rather hear stuff from the back catalogue too. Drag up some oldies for us to enjoy. OR….. Play Buxton one week then Manchester the next week for a couples of months and run through the WHOLE back catalogue inc. Honeycrack, SG5, etc etc 🙂

  24. Gary Wildheart Says:
    September 12th, 2009 at 14:40

    It has to be the whole of the Japanese CHUTZPAH! for me. It would be a great laugh if you started with Chutzpah JNR. And All That Zen is a cracking tune as well. 😉

  25. Rich Says:
    September 13th, 2009 at 14:08

    If you’re only as good as your last record, you should be allowed to play the bugger!

  26. rob Says:
    September 13th, 2009 at 19:53

    I’d love the whole of Chutzpah, with a load of favourites. I’m bringing my lass and she’s never seen The Wildhearts before, so you can’t leave out Everlone, Geordie, Nita Nitro, Luv u til i don’t, TV Tan, Headfuck, Shitsville, I wanna go… fuck it, just play the entire back catalogue. Sky babies, anyone?

  27. Pete Says:
    September 13th, 2009 at 20:16

    Option B!!! Love chutzpah but i hate gigs where a whole album is played – would like to hear a fair few songs from it though.

  28. Rafa Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 09:45

    Los dos últimos cds y cualquiera del Endless Nameless
    The last two CDs and any of the Endless Nameless..
    Come for the Basque country, we are small but we love you very much

  29. Rich Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 19:42

    Ok how about this!!!:

    Turning American

    Stormy In The North Karma In The South

    John Of Violence

    Vanilla Radio

    TV Tan

    Be My Drug

    Love Shit



    Nothing Ever Changes But The Shoes

    Sick Of Drugs

    Plastic Jebus

    Caffeine Bomb

    I Wanna Go Where The People Go


    The Jackson Whites
    Greetings From Shitsville
    Geordie In Wonderland
    The Only One
    Bi Polar Baby

    Not specifically in that order :):):)
    I’ll be at Birmingham…and if you rock like motherfuckers Manchester aswell

  30. nick Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 21:32

    B. For sure.

  31. Ben Says:
    September 15th, 2009 at 02:00

    How long will your set be guys? At least an hour and a half please! So many great songs to get through! A mix of Chutzpah and new stuff please. All of new album may not leave enough time for all of the other great stuff… At least play Jackson Whites, Only One and New York from the new album 🙂

  32. Mikey. Says:
    September 15th, 2009 at 20:08

    I have followed the Wildhearts since the beginning, and NEVER heard them play “Splattermania” live.
    This is an old favourite of mine, please add this one, just once at least!

  33. raffaelopietro Says:
    September 15th, 2009 at 23:24

    Chutzpah in it’s entirety & then as long as yous play “Loveshit” “Rooting for the Bad Gay” & “Sweetest Song” I’ll be ecstatic!!

  34. IbsyOnline Says:
    September 16th, 2009 at 07:28

    AAAAA + Love U Till I Don’t, Vanilla Radio, The New Flesh and (deep breath) You’ve Got To Get Through What You’ve Got To Go Through…etc!

  35. Ziltoid Says:
    September 16th, 2009 at 13:50

    Would love to actualy hear Putting it on Live, Bristol on Friday is going to be fucking awsome regardless, cant wait to hear the guys live againa

  36. Mark in Space Says:
    September 16th, 2009 at 18:04

    ‘Chutzpah!’, please…

    …followed by a set of album tracks and B-sides. Your fanbase know the back-catalogue so there’s no need for yet another biggest (s)hits set. Please banish into obscurity the awful ‘I Wanna Go Where The People Go’ and ‘Sick Of Drugs’, and give ‘…Headfuck’ a much-needed rest.

    There’s no reason for either band or audience members to be bored at a Wildhearts gig. You have a wonderful and extensive canon of music. Let’s explore it together.

  37. Noisybast Says:
    September 17th, 2009 at 21:07

    One word: CHUTZPAH!

  38. James Heal Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 12:15

    Any news on what the Brighton setlist was then?

    For Shep’s Bush I’d love to hear Chutzpah, plus Eager to Leave Her, Dangerlust, Cheers, Vanilla Radio, Naivety Play, Caprice, Love U Till I Don’t, Fugazi (Do the Fake) and Junkenstein

  39. Dan Taylor Says:
    September 22nd, 2009 at 13:02

    Reckon you should just pick the bounciest ones off Chutzpah! and then the ones you know are the best live for rest (at least for the Birmingham gig!). Sure it’ll be wicked

  40. Option B!!!! Says:
    September 22nd, 2009 at 13:13

    Option B Deffo!!

    September 22nd, 2009 at 14:13


  42. Jez Says:
    September 22nd, 2009 at 14:14

    Option B for Brum gig please!

  43. Andy T Says:
    September 22nd, 2009 at 14:25

    Jackson Whites, Chutzpah, Mazel Tov and the rest classics (Nita Nitro, Everlone, TV Tan, Suckerpunch, Caffeine Bomb…


  44. G Says:
    September 22nd, 2009 at 14:45

    Please do B. Coming up from Bristol so i can see you with my mates. Have seen you 6 times and you were fucking ace EVERY time. There are some rocking songs on Chutz but don’t play all of them. Cheers see ya soon x

  45. Matt Reynolds Says:
    September 22nd, 2009 at 15:03

    B like this:

    1. Jackson Whites
    2. Love ya til I Don’t
    3. Shame on Me
    4. Nita Nitro
    5. Chutzpah
    6. Mazel tov Coktail
    7. Miles Away Girl
    8. I wanna go where the people go
    9. John of Violence
    10. 29 x The Pain
    11. Caffeine Bomb
    12. Plastic Jebus
    13. Just in Lust
    14. Suckerpunch
    15. Everlone

    Come on lads its gotta B something like that!!

  46. Yosuke Says:
    September 23rd, 2009 at 16:04

    Option A. Chutzpah is great album!!

  47. WILDHEARTS piden a sus seguidores ayuda en la confección del setlist para su nueva gira - Rockandrollarmy Magazine Says:
    November 30th, 2016 at 12:54

    […] Las posibilidades de la web 2.0 están siendo explotadas por muchas bandas para estrechar el contacto con sus fans. Así The Wildhearts, una de las debilidades musicales de alguno de nuestros redactores, han pedido la colaboración de sus seguidores para ayudar al grupo a confeccionar el setlist de su próxima gira. Las opciones son interpretar su disco más reciente, titulado “Chutzpah!”, en su totalidad junto a algunos de sus mejores temas o bien hacer un repertorio compuesto por clásicos y unos pocos temas del nuevo disco. Todo aquel que esté interesado puede votar en la página web oficial de The Wildhearts. […]


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