, attached to 1993-02-05

Review by tds418

tds418 February 5th, 1993
Roseland Ballroom, New York NY
First Set: ~73 minutes
Second Set: ~91 minutes

Although the first eight songs of the show feature little in the way of improvisational exploration, the band attacks the songs with a fiery precision that leads to some pretty exhilarating solos; especially from Trey. Of particular note is “Llama”, the show opener, which feels more energetic than the typical performance, and the “Punch You in the Eye,” which was busted out after a 400+ show absence and features Trey teaching the audience a dance. The highlight of the set, however, is the set ending “Reba” and “David Bowie.” The jam segment of “Reba” starts off wonderfully subdued, with Trey leading the band through a rather minimalist section before moving on to a more typical sounding solo. Continuing in a similar vein, the “David Bowie” features a sparse “Vibration of Life” intro and a moody jam segment. These unique jams give the show a very strong momentum going into the setbreak.

The second set starts off very strongly, with the always-welcome “The Curtain” kicking things off and a sublime “Tweezer” that goes into some interesting territory (more of the moody minimalism that was present in “Reba”/”David Bowie” and a great “Funkytown” tease) follows it up. The rest of the set from there is fairly standard; the songs are all played very well but the improvisation is kept in the back seat.

The end of the first set and beginning of the second set has some truly interesting jamming going on, and the band simply rips through their composed songs. This may not be a classic show, but it’s a very enjoyable listen and worth a download.

Rating: 4/5


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