, attached to 1993-02-12

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill Breaking more new ground in the venue category we have the only show at the Mid-Hudson CC and a good one too! Good recording and no real problems for Paul at the board that I can hear.

Very solid front end to the first set with good versions of Golgi, Maze, Guelah, Sparkle and Melt. The second Esther of the year was a bit better than the first one. The Wedge was good, still strange, but good. Chalk Dust had a rough ending turn from Trey, but otherwise good. Not sure what Fish was doing during his "solo" in IDK, but it just sounded like he was rubbing against the microphone stand or something. First A-Train of the year was nice to hear and this one has some great drumming in it. The end was weird going into an unsure, but playful Antelope. Nicely played first set.

The intro of My Friend wasn't all that. It was a little unsure sounding and just average for this tour. The end is kind of creepy and fun. ATR is well played as is Reba, except a little rough at the end. Poor Heart was good, and then the balls come out, then a good, well played FEFY. YEM had its problems right from the intro on. The jam was good, even a quick "beehive" lyric from Trey. Hey we have a bust-out! Ya Mar makes its first appearance this year and this one is rusty and too fast for my taste. HYHU brings Fish back out for a slow, but good, Terrapin. Somewhere along the line Trey pulled himself out of tune because this heavily requested Hood was an awful listening experience. Sorry, it's just bad. The recording cuts off Trey's talking so I'm not sure what he said, but they definitely made up for the bad Hood with a Harpua!!! They all have their moments and this one is great with Poster and Harpua dead at the end. Always great to hear, and nice way to end a pretty good second set.

Fish quiets the crowd for what has become the usual Amazing Grace, which was ok, and then a rocking GTBT to close it all up.

Much better playing tonight overall. Better than the last two shows were, in my opinion. Oh, and that's hilarious that the bus bet is now up to $1,000 after Fish said it was $800 the other day.


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