, attached to 1993-07-27

Review by SlavePhan

SlavePhan THE GOOD: This is a short HORDE tour show and there's not much in here, save for the rowdiness in YEM. John Popper guests, playing along in the jam, and he is quite prominent in the mix, and for fans of guest musicians, I guess that it is interesting. Honestly, though, this jam doesn't translate onto tape.

THE BAD: This is very likely the weakest of the entire summer tour, mainly because it is a one-set show, but also because the band plays the show extremely safely, with no experimentation. The Stash just pales in comparison to the previous two shows' versions, and YEM, while it does have about 4 minutes worth of guests playing, is just a big cacophonous racket with no direction. Even Coil, a song I default to, is somewhat lackluster here.

ETC: There's the stunt mentioned in the liner notes which actually does show up a slight bit on tape (you can hear the audience cheer). Also, if you listen carefully, you can distinctly hear the audience clapping to Stash, somewhat earlier than when the band picked up on the trend. No teases, though; the band clearly wasn't playing to their usual fan base for this one.

BOTTOM LINE: A one-set festival show with the band playing it safe yields a weak result. 2/5


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