, attached to 2013-10-27

Review by deceasedlavy

deceasedlavy The tribute to Lou is certainly welcome, and even a slightly interesting jam in there taboot! Then it's back to business as usual on this tour; i.e., Trey plays like shit and the first set is as dull as possible. But actually, following the aimless Fee jam, Trey seems to shake off some rust and plays a pretty fiery Maze solo. You also can't blame him for trying to blast off at the end of Chalk Dust, but as usual of late, they're just not listening to each other. All is forgiven as Tweezer begins, of course; I suppose people are thrilled that the jam takes a fairly unusual (for Tweezer) trajectory, but it is such a lazy, boring jam, sort of like a super slow Weekapaug chord progression. No fire at all. Golden Age threatens to get interesting a few times thanks to the rhythm section, but there's simply no cooperation from Page or Trey in building a peak of any kind. A relatively epic (sad to say) 2001 sparks a glimmer of hope, but Fluffhead is plain sloppy, even by the usually reliable Page. Slave is very nice though, lots of great textural guitar work and a hot if predictable climax. Our fearless leader played slightly better tonight than on the previous several, but it's too bad that the band has regressed so far that we as fans again have to overlook constant flubbery and directionless jams in order to be optimistic.


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