, attached to 1993-02-20

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill The second of the three nights at the Roxy picks up where last night's celebration left off. Lots of foolishness and teases tonight make this show kind of sloppy at times and unbelievable at others. Fifteenth show of the tour, and a great recording too. This one has plenty of other reviews, so I can be brief.

Golgi, Foam and Sloth are well played. Possum is a wank fest and has a little feedback towards the end while the sound gets settled in. Weigh had great energy tonight, right into a well played ATR. Divided had some more feedback and a few tentative spots in the ending jam. Multiple thank you's followed. The Horse was ok with minimal feedback. Silent still has its troubles getting Fishman in on the right beat. Fluff was much better than the last one I heard, still a few spots here and there. Cavern makes for a good closer for a solid first set.

Wilson is spirited and starts the real foolishness of the night. Mike seems to miss a spot in the middle. Maybe this sets off the teases? The first three minutes of Reba are good, and then some rough parts, a reasonably well played middle, a rocking solo section and an inexplicable ending. Weird, at best. Tweezer is sloppy, but funky, and really starts the song sandwich out. Walk Away was well played. Glide was strange, but ok. Mike's is really sloppy, all the while making fun of Mike that it's his song. Blah, blah, blah...tease, tease, tease... Kung is well done! Trey is out of tune for Hydrogen. Weekapaug is another mess. Huge bust out with Have Mercy. FEFY was pretty well played after all that madness. The balls come out. Terrapin is long and it’s funny that Page teases HYHU to get him moving. Hood is pretty good, although Trey still seems to be out of tune, maybe because his guitar got cold while he was on drums? Tweeprise is expected as this circus comes to a close for the night.

Monkey is another mini bust out and has a few rusty spots in it. Otherwise, it’s a great way to send everyone home for the evening.

You can't stop the energy of this show, but having said that, it is a really sloppy second set. Some good moments, and some not so good to my ears. I was very tempted to give this three stars for all the screwing around. I'm sure if I was there, I would have nothing but fond memories.


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