, attached to 1997-11-26

Review by RunawayJim4180

RunawayJim4180 This was one of my first handful of shows (somewhere in the 4-5 range I'd guess), and I remembered it being an absolute heater. A tour buddy kept copious notes and set lists, and I recall him scribbling furiously during all of the briefs pauses or segues.

This Tweezer begins in a slow, methodically funky bounce, and slowly ramps up to some soaring riffs and beautiful vamping, closing with some gentle delay loops and strumming that bring us into shore after the storm that preceded it.

And then there's the rest of the show, with one of my favorite McGrupps, my absolute favorite Taste, my absolute favorite Character Zero (love the opener slot), a dance party disco 2001, AND THEN a grooved out Cities, AND THEN a mid set PYITE (!!), AND THEN a smoking (!) Caspian, and your non-standard Reprise to close the second set.

Its interesting to see how this show stacks up in the ratings against some of the other heavy hitters of the era, or even some of the top ranked 3.0 shows. I haven't seen or heard anything like this show since a few hints here and there on 10/31/14, but I think the all time rating is held back a bit by the absolute insanity that was Fall '97 overall. Ah well, the tapes are just as good as I remember that night to be!


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