, attached to 1994-11-25

Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads One can hear in the big jam tunes the very experimental nature of the jamming that was characteristic of this era and basically the whole initiation into Type II that carried on from August '93 until possibly '96, though Fall '95 showed signs of reining it in to some degree in order to focus more intently on themes and motifs that could carry a jam rather than just the aggressive-sounding psychedelia of some of those years' highlights (which I do enjoy!); Cf. the Soundcheck Jam from this show on the Chicago '94 release. I really like the music-IQ satisfaction of the near 40-min. run of Simple > Harpua > Weekapaug Groove, and it's certainly novel to hear Weekapaug segue (->, not >) into The Mango Song, and of course this show is notable for the great jam in Simple and the first appearance of the glowsticks in Harpua, but this isn't one that I'll return to often, perhaps just because I came of age in phandom post-cowfunk and prefer a little more stability in the jamming: not monochromatism or unwillingness to take risks, but merely cohesive direction and a more danceable sound (even though I Can't Dance.)


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