, attached to 1986-04-25

Review by aybesea

aybesea I'm continuing to listen to all of these early shows in order, something that I would urge all of you to do. This show has pretty muddy sound quality, but the performance is remarkably sound. My notes:

Bag is infinitely better than last show (4/1), but still has a long way to go.

DMR is easily the best one yet. I wish that they'd bring this back as Dear Mrs Trump!

PSH is quite the jam in this show. Too bad the sound is so muddy or this one would make it onto my regular rotation.

Slave is wonderful! The first really good early Slave I've heard. This one is ready for prime time.

Makisupa continues to be its own, goofy self. If you like this track now, you'll like this track then. Performance is fine, maybe even better than now because it's fresh and ever so reggae. But Trey forgets (how do you forget made up words?) many of the words. Unfortunately there is a nasty cut before the end.

Have Mercy is a really tight rendition but without any notable jams. I wish that they'd play this more often as it is an infinitely better song than Makisupa.

All Blues is, of course, a treat just by being there. It is brief but one heck of a lot of fun.

Possum is still incredibly immature and sounds more like a shuffle than the raucous rocker that we have embraced. Aside from the words it's pretty much a whole different song.

The YEM here is a lot of fun to listen to... particularly the addition of 2nd guitar and the lack of the keyboard fills. It sounds to me like Jeff is playing a 12 string and that makes the instrumentation quite expansive. In some ways it's the same song, while in others it's an entirely different affair.

Well worth listening to!


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