, attached to 2013-10-29

Review by deceasedlavy

deceasedlavy It's painful to listen to a grown man who's been at this for 30 years play guitar this badly. "Wolfman's" literally sounds it's being played by some teenager who's just been handed his first Languedoc. And "Split", good lord. For the second consecutive rendition Trey can't figure out what key to play in, and the jam is five minutes of atonal musical diarrhea. Hey, I applaud him for doing something different, trying to be "experimental", but I'd applaud louder if he'd actually practice the guitar until he could play it properly again. Kudos also for not just putting the instrument down after the jam completely collapsed and just walking offstage; thanks for that "Julius"!

Gotta love this "Disease", though; nothing groundbreaking or unusual by any means, but beautifully contoured and some lovely melodic work by everybody. "Taste" as usual is barely passable. Finally, a jam out of "20YL"! It's pretty awkward and dull, but points for effort! "Piper" makes me angry; just as it's beginning to swell into something sweet everybody just jumps ship, allowing Trey to wedge in his pet 3.0 tune. This is still probably the best set of the tour up to this point, and the gracious "Reba"+"GTBT" encore is a very nice gesture, highlighting the defining characteristic of this tour: the intent really seems to be there, but the execution definitely is not.


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