, attached to 1993-03-17

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill Happy St. Patrick's Day with the first of only two shows at the Palace in Hollywood, this is the 31st show of the tour. Sound problems rear their ugly heads early on in this show and they don't quite fully recover. Since there are other reviews by actual attendees, I'll be brief. Pretty good recording overall with a few edit points here and there.

Decent Landlady to open up with as Trey anxiously rips right into Jim. And this is where the sound problems start as you can hear clicking and the sound of a bad mic or cord. The middle of Jim suffers. The problems continue in Foam, which takes a nice dynamic turn and isn't bad overall. Bouncing was good, maybe things are fixed? Nope, Stash also suffers a false start of sorts, but rocks regardless. The sound problems force a mid set Grace, and then they dive back in with a decent Paul and Silas. Ice isn't bad considering tonight's problems. It seems they are starting to relax a bit as a playful Oh Kee Pah brings on a rocking Suzy. This one had a really nice "Leo" section second time around. Antelope was a nice closer to the shaky first set.

Nice Axilla opener, Glide was also good. Reba had its rough parts, but not too bad overall. Jesus is nice to hear, but still not very tight in the progression itself because of its recent bust out status. Mound kind of lacked tonight as you get the full dose of Mike and Trey needs to tune. Mike's was ok, nothing too special. Hydro wasn't too bad, and Weekapaug had some interesting points, but not great. Horse was good; Silent still had some timing problems. HYHU brings Fishman out to cries for Whipping Post. Instead the "OK Gig" is brought out for a second time complete with vacuum solo. Very funny, as usual... Golgi is a rocking closer, not particularly that great, and sounds like Paul is still tweaking things at the board to make it sound better tomorrow. Trey is also still out of tune.

The crowd gets shushed again for Adeline and then a super charged Rocky Top sends everyone out on a high note.

This may have easily been a four star show if the sound problems hadn't happened. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.


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