, attached to 1991-10-12

Review by TheEmu

TheEmu For the most part, I don't find too much to comment on regarding the playing at this show. There's a few tunes (Foam, YEM, Tweezer) that get a little sloppy in places. Not horrible, just not really sharp. Trey takes a moment before Esther to compliment the venue for being the only place where the crowd was able to clap along to the beat of The Lizards. Probably the only tune I found to be semi-interesting was Brother. Musically speaking, for the most part, I think this is a 3 Star show.

HOWEVER...and please, take this FWIW...Artis the Spoonman has to be in the top 5 worst Phish musical guests of all time. There was a novelty for a minute during Brother where I was like "What's that?" By the time I was 90 seconds into Hood I was pretty sick of the spoons. I really just found it annoying and it detracted from the last third of the show. If you're out there, Artis, I'm sorry, I mean no offense and I'm sure you're the greatest spoonman ever. But whereas a song like Suzy Greenberg was meant to be played with horns, Harry Hood, Lawn Boy, Contact, and probably most Phish songs were NOT meant to be played with spoons. So I'm gonna be mean and mark this down to two stars.



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