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Link Sunday, 12/01/1996
Pauley Pavilion, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Set 1: PeachesPeaches en Regalia > Poor Heart > Cavern > CTBCars Trucks Buses, Character Zero, CurtainThe Curtain > DwDDown with Disease, Train Song, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, SampleSample in a Jar > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: Tweezer > Sparkle > Simple -> ADITLA Day in the Life, Reba[1], Swept Away > Steep > TweepriseTweezer Reprise > JBGJohnny B. Goode > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Highway to Hell

[1] No whistling.

Noteworthy Jams: Tweezer (highly recommended)

Average Song Gap: 11.91

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon

Notes: This show marked the return of Peaches en Regalia, which had been shelved since December 31, 1994 (144 shows). Reba did not have the whistling ending.

Song Distribution:
5 Billy Breathes
4 A Picture of Nectar
3 Rift
2 Stash
2 Hoist
2 Lawn Boy
2 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1996 Fall Tour."

westbrook , attached to 1996-12-01 Permalink
westbrook The first set is pretty straight-forward, although the Peaches bustout in the opening spot and Curtain>Down with Disease is swell. The second set is an improvement over the first, highlighted by one of the top Tweezers (and jams) of the year. Fall 96 was a great time for Simple, and while this is not one of the best of the tour, it still gets to a pretty nice, Page-heavy jam. Reba starts off very well, but the end doesn't quite hold up. Still a good version. Steep>Tweezer Reprise is a pretty cool moment and >Johnny B Goode keeps the energy high, while a nice Slave and Highway to Hell end this average show. This show probably gets looked over by many fans, which is understandable considering the higher-acclaimed shows surrounding it (11/30, 12/6), and the somewhat poor quality of the AUD. I think you can pass on listening to the entire show without too much regret, but the Tweezer is must-hear.
Score: 4
Penn42 , attached to 1996-12-01 Permalink
Penn42 I just finished listening to this show. I downloaded the recently seeded new source on etree (which is a solid pull) and threw this show on while I was making dinner/cleaning tonight.

As a whole this show is exceptionally average. However, it's still a fun listen because of a solid setlist. I actually particularly like the second set's closing trio; on paper it looks pretty odd, but it works. Other than that there really isn't much else to comment on, except, of course, the Tweezer.

Fall '96 is such a transitional time for the band in terms of their jamming style. It was the tour that bridged the balls-out rock of '95 with the funk of '97 and this Tweezer is an absolutely perfect example of both. It's just as funky, yet much busier and frenetic, as any Tweezer from Summer or Fall '97. The whole band is much more reserved than they were a year prior and also much busier than they would be the next year. Mike and Fish in particular are already playing many tropes that would characterize the band's funk jams of the next two years. The short Trey-on-percussion jam after the first build is nice and the awesome grunge jam to end it is sweet.

TL;DR: Listen to the Tweezer.
Score: 4

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