, attached to 2004-06-26

Review by deceasedlavy

deceasedlavy When they busted into "Access Me" we lost it; about to call it quits and still debuting songs? Still love that tune. At the time I hated "SASS" but actually listening back I was amazed at how melodic and on-point Trey is for this jam; totally in the box but really sweet. But ugh, I feel queasy thinking about how ugly "Stash" was. I was also one of the few people who actually dug the previous night more than this one; the balleyhooed "Boogie">"Ghost">"Free" struck me as so generic, lazy and aimless. Type II is great and all, but the jams from this era, as noted above, all sound soooooo similar, and I like PEAKS, dammit. But I do think this "Piper" is way underrated, not as experimental as 2003's but every bit as good. At the time it felt like twice Trey was ready to let it die but then Fish was like "fuck that, last night at Alpine EVER" and he urged them on to more improv. I never wanted it to end. Ugly-ass "Hood", and we all thought they HAD to do a third set or SOMETHING, but no, just this meaningless song about a dumb rodent, end is the road, not a word, not even a thanks, no acknowledgement at all from our drug-addled hero? Ouch. It hurt, but to keep going like they were would've been much, much worse.


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