, attached to 1999-09-24

Review by westbrook

westbrook This first set works really well for me song selection wise. I'd prefer something else besides Loving Cup as a closer but that's about it. First Tube and Punch is a high energy opening pair and as an unabashed Farmhouse devotee I like its placement in the cool down slot. Moma is its typically funky bad self and Disease stretches out into a pretty nice first set jam with a brief section reminiscent of the Boise Bag. Roggae and BOTT are what they are. I wasn't always a big fan of Guyute but I've seen the error of my ways and now welcome the Ugly Pig in any first set.

The last Peaches until its return at MSG in '09 gets things off on the right foot to start the second set. The following Possum is not a noteworthy version but it keeps the momentum of the set trending up and sets the table for a pretty great 50 minute stretch of music to close the set. Wolfman's is the jam of the night and builds into a really pleasant groove with a solid foundation while Trey leads things melodically before it spaces out segues into Lizards. I think Lizards works great coming out of a jam because it can start out nice and quiet but by the end the energy is right back up. Sand probably won't blow you away on its own but you have to love the segue into Misty Mountain Hop (and the song itself). Even though Wolfman's is the only major jam of the set, it all holds together very well. Good transitions and song placements make this set greater than the sum of its parts. Boogie and CDT make strong encore choices to close the show.

4/5


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