, attached to 1993-08-06

Review by Penn42

Penn42 This is a "Greatest Hits" show in the sense that there are tons of stellar straight-forward renditions of lots of classic repertoire and nary a memorable jam in sight. Don't get me wrong, the playing is super duper tight, and all the improvising is fine and all, but we don't have any 8.13 Gins, or 8.16 Rebas, or 8.20 Antelopes here. This YEM -> Cocaine -> YEM might look memorable on paper, but it isn't particularly great. I actually like the jam prior to Cocaine better. There *is* some great band interplay around Trey as he repeats the hook from the Living Colour song "Cult of Personality" (to keep my pride intact, I'll let you know I only know that thanks to Guitar Hero). I'm not sure if Trey is quoting that song intentionally, though, but it is indeed the same lick.

The only thing I'd say I didn't like about this show was the whole Tequila kick they couldn't seem to get out of. It was fine at first, but got a little obnoxious after the fifth or sixth appearance. Other than that minuscule critique, we've got ourselves a show with a bunch of letter perfect readings of all these great songs. I'll definitely re-listen to this show as a whole, but there's just not much in the way of individual highlights.


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