, attached to 2000-06-25

Review by The_Good_Doctor

The_Good_Doctor I attended this show and just re-listened to it for the first time... 14 years later! Amid the other reviews, the take home is that this show isn't necessarily a stand out Summer 2000 performance. BUT there is worthwhile material here, which the current rating doesn't reflect. Part of the problem *I think* is that the AUD for this show is oddly sterile in terms of crowd noise. It's like you can hear three people yelling and the are all jacka$$es from the worst Panic show you've ever been too. Honestly I recall the vibe being upbeat, positive, and the crowd noisy and engaged.

In 3.0 it is hard to get perspective on 'rating' shows from yester.0, but if a 'Split' and 'What's the Use?' like these turned up in a show these days it would receive rave reviews. The 'WTU?' is a stand alone clocking in at 10+ minutes and goes from a cacophony -> to a hush -> to the stratosphere. If you are a fan of 'WTU?' then I don't have to say anything else.

At the time, and upon re-listen, I don't have any clue what the complaints are about 'Meat' are. The was an echo of the album delivery that was pretty entertaining alongside the CK5 extravaganza (I thought at the time). Again, the lack of crowd noise in the AUD seems to suggest no one in the crowd gave a damn but I don't remember it happening that way at all. But say hey - that is half the fun. To each their own!


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