, attached to 1996-07-15

Review by Mikesgroover

Mikesgroover The third two-set show on the European tour finds the band dusting off a number of songs for the first time since the 1995 New Year’s run. Each of the first five songs have a 12 show gap or more, but none of these versions are memorable. In fact, the most interesting thing about the first set occurs during Fishman’s I Didn’t Know vacuum solo, when the audience starts clapping. This evolves into a brief soccer-style “Hey! Hey!” chant.

The second set is equally uninteresting. The first Disease of 1996 is short and doesn’t wander from the theme at all. Loving Cup is one of the weakest versions I’ve heard, played at a slower-than-normal pace and marred by feedback.

It’s Ice has a complete piano solo segment, then they blow the re-entry into the chorus. Antelope is nothing out of the ordinary.

An utterly forgettable night in Italy. Zzzz.


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