, attached to 1992-07-25

Review by thegman335

thegman335 This opening set for Santana is short but sweet. Phish comes right out of the gate with tons of energy commonplace during their early years. Runaway Jim and Foam are both well-played and feature energetic jams. The Sparkle and Stash are pretty standard with the Stash clocking in at 9 minutes with a tight, focused jam sections. Not a whole lot of exploration but still brimming with energy. Following a standard Rift, You Enjoy Myself starts up with the composed section being perfectly played at a good tempo. The bass solo is overdriven and chaotic and Page rips the Nirvana section as always.

After BMGS, Page begins his organ solo when Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo, and Raul Rekow step onto the stage. This leads into a groovy, percussive YEM jam with Trey and Carlos trading licks! The guitars die off leaving Fishman, Perazzo, and Rekow to perform a quick drum solo. YEM ends without a vocal jam and Llama quickly picks up. The jam on this song is ferocious with Santana and Trey perfoming lightning trade-off solos. The Funky Bitch is the last to feature the Santana crew and it also features some wailing guitar lines. The beginning of David Bowie is very strange with lots of Secret Language and very eerie jamming. The composed parts are thoroughly executed and the boys quickly find a different theme during the jam with a particularly sick bass line. They go into some stop-start jamming for a moment which develops into a hyponotic ascending jam with some weirdness thrown in. For some reason, my copy of this song fades out before the ending.

The highlight of this set is the Santana-enhanced YEM, Llama, and Bitch and the weird Bowie. Solid show.


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