, attached to 1993-07-17

Review by SlavePhan

SlavePhan THE GOOD: Being sandwiched between two fairly monstrous shows, this show featured some more reserved playing, however, there are some relative highlights. Jim continues on the back of the 7/15 version at around 7 and 1/2 steady minutes and contains a heavy build and great band interplay. Reba is another first set highlight - there's a minute long silent jam section here, out of which emerges some nice story-telling by Trey. The jam in Tweezer in the second set starts off being fairly heavy-metal based, moves into two dramatic tension and release phases, but then fizzles out into Coil. Once again, Leprechaun is a beauty, a bit more polished than the band's first attempt at it (7/15) and nicely placed in between Mike's and Weekapaug, although it seems clear that the band can't quite seem to find a good place for it in the set.

THE BAD: This show is definitely overshadowed by the two nights surrounding it, and unfortunately, many of the jams come up tame in comparison and/or fizzle out. There's also a seemingly strange herky-jerky bunch of song choices. The MMGAMOIO doesn't quite fit the bill between Sample and Stash, nor does the Faht really flow well out of Weekapaug. Listeners may be a bit underwhelmed, particularly because the jams for most of the big songs seem to fizzle. Trey has some great ideas in Bowie, but the band doesn't pick up on them unfortunately. Similarly, the Tweezer completely dies into a Coil riddled with some tough Trey flubs in the 'soaring' section. Weekapaug also, sadly, grinds to a halt into a momentum-destroying Faht.

THE NERDY: The Landlady, in a somewhat relic stage considering that the band had begun playing PYITE during Spring tour, hadn't been played since April. There's a Stash tease in the beginning of Reba, and the Ebenezer break in Tweezer features Trey playing Tweezer in a different key (Tweezer Rep). Faht featured piped-in sound effects. During Daniel, Trey mentions that they had a "really really great time" and that the band really enjoyed Wolf Trap.

No songs on Youtube from this show as nothing stood out in particular.


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