, attached to 1993-04-09

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill Wow! What a difference a few days off makes. The 47th show of the tour brings us to the Midwest for their first show at the State Theatre and it's a good one. It has very relaxed and crisp playing for the most part. And speaking of crisp, the recording of this one is great! You can even hear some on stage call outs and antics. Since there are other great reviews, I can be brief.

From the very top the boys sound ready to go rock the house. Chalk through the Horse is great, no problems at all. Silent is much improved, but Trey has some tiny off spots. Maze is great; IDK had a little monitor feedback dialing in the washboard? Ice was too fast, so Trey struggled a little and the middle came to a dead stop again. Divided had a spotty middle section, but not too bad, it still rocked. Good, solid Cavern to close up this exceptional set. Very nice!

It's fun that you can hear Trey screaming with excitement as they are getting into a good Buried Alive opener. Suzy is very playful and relaxed sounding. ATR was pretty good; Llama was also a screamer by the end. You can almost hear stage chuckling going on in the intro to Mound. Page and Mike excelled during the song even though it was also a little too fast. My Friend had some spots from Mike in the intro, but the song was pretty good and the end seemed to decay into Dog Log almost. YEM is great! Well done all the way through, except for the very first notes it seems Trey's volume is down. My Sweet One has an oops in the bridge, but they recover nicely and the fun, fast rhythm continues when the Balls come out. And then HYHU brings Fish back out for a Love You, complete with band intros. Possum is by request and Trey actually drops the F bomb and says; "You talked me into it." Possum itself rocked overall and was a nice way to end this stellar show.

Adeline was missing from the recording I heard. I'm sure it was fine. And I wonder if Golgi was slated to be the original closer instead of the encore? Anyway, this one was good, tight and rocking.

Very well done tonight. They seemed to have a certain swagger going on that really propelled this show to new heights. There are just a few minor things that keep this one from getting its fifth star. It's about two more weeks before I got to witness this myself in Cleveland!


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