, attached to 1996-12-01

Review by Penn42

Penn42 I just finished listening to this show. I downloaded the recently seeded new source on etree (which is a solid pull) and threw this show on while I was making dinner/cleaning tonight.

As a whole this show is exceptionally average. However, it's still a fun listen because of a solid setlist. I actually particularly like the second set's closing trio; on paper it looks pretty odd, but it works. Other than that there really isn't much else to comment on, except, of course, the Tweezer.

Fall '96 is such a transitional time for the band in terms of their jamming style. It was the tour that bridged the balls-out rock of '95 with the funk of '97 and this Tweezer is an absolutely perfect example of both. It's just as funky, yet much busier and frenetic, as any Tweezer from Summer or Fall '97. The whole band is much more reserved than they were a year prior and also much busier than they would be the next year. Mike and Fish in particular are already playing many tropes that would characterize the band's funk jams of the next two years. The short Trey-on-percussion jam after the first build is nice and the awesome grunge jam to end it is sweet.

TL;DR: Listen to the Tweezer.


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