, attached to 1993-03-24

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill After a day off from the Gamehenge show, we have the only show at the Luther Burbank Center, and 36th of the tour. This show was a little hit and miss at times, but another solid night for Fishman and weak night for Mike. The recording isn't as crispy either, but still good.

Llama was absolutely blistering, almost too much. Right into a nice Foam with a few off spots, but very dynamic. Fee had some weak Mike spots. Poor Heart had a bad top, but turned out ok. Maze was just average for me tonight, as was IDK with Fish on trombone. Sample was pretty good and is definitely growing on the crowd. ATR had some rough spots from Trey again and seemed a little uptight. Jim was good and they are finally warmed up! And for some reason they stop to do a first set Grace? Cavern was a good solid closer for this set.

Kind of an uninspired Landlady to open up second set. Trey blows the intro part to an average Melt, the bridge was also rough. Sparkle had really good control, and Tweezer was solid. It was nice to hear Mound and then the balls come out. FEFY seemed a little rushed, but was good overall. YEM was terrible as Trey rushed in and no one followed. The funky jam later was good and the vocal jam almost had an Under Pressure tease and creepy Malachi growls from Mike and then SHUT UP! Trey whips out the acoustic for a weak Horse, but there was a lot of joking around going on. Silent was also weak in the timing and Trey needed to tune. HYHU brings Fishman out for a classic Prison Joke segment. Wow, is all I can say. Terrapin was standard. Almost sounds like Fish teases Moby Dick before they do GTBT to close up an awkward second set.

The barbershop does double duty tonight as we have a decent Carolina encore. Then some funny stage banter about Page loosening up before an average Coil. Page beautifully takes us home.

Definitely not as good as the last show, but not too bad. This one seems to have the right score at three and a half stars. I'm giving four to keep the average up, but only because Fishman had a really good night again.


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