, attached to 1993-08-15

Review by lpenoza

lpenoza This review will consist of one track only for the time being:

Stash -
All fans of this band really must listen to this and keep a copy handy. The songs opens with a TIGHT composed section, almost angry in it's purpose. No problems here, as finesse takes over. The Maybe So Maybe Not Stash jam very soon turns as dark and ominous as a storm cloud over Kansas. Patiently the band morphs it into a waxing and waning exercise in which each member appears to follow the others like one of those flocks of birds that changes directions wildly, yet all stay together. This really is group improvisation at it's wildest and best. By the 11:00 mark - they launch into a "beautiful jam" that sounds anthemic and triumphant. You will find yourself MOVING to this. Just as soon as it peaks, it's out into the evening news... Then instantly turns scary dark and evil. They screech to a halt, fade and rise as though one person controls the entire band. The sounds of reaction from the audience are entertaining. The band duck, dodge and weave their way back into what seems a high-powered return to the climax of the song. But yet again they seem to follow each other - veering off the road, sounding like a speeding car suddenly spinning on ice towards disaster. and yet again they hurtle wildly thrashing towards the familiar climax ending. I'm nearly out of breath, heart pounding. This is one that makes hardcore fans.

Sometime I'll get around to the rest of the show.


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