, attached to 1989-05-01

Review by Dino_Stomp

Dino_Stomp Dinner and a Movie starts this show off sort of slowly. Sloppy at parts, doesn't seem to do much. Meh. YEM is next, starting off slow with a couple flubs in the beginning, the jam is awesome. It starts off as a typical jam until Trey just goes crazy and rips the ending apart. Riding the energy, Mike rips through the D&B segment. Amazing jam for 89 IMO. A short vocal jam dies out into just Trey talking about leaving Northampton and entering Gamehendge. He describes a circus as they start up Esther. I'm always happy to hear this song, and this one is played fairly well. I absolutely love the solo in this song. Gamehendge continues as they drop into AC/DC Bag. Very standard, well played.
A bouncy Alumni Blues > LTJP > Alumni Blues sandwich followed. Extremely fun (as always), Page sounds extremely good in this Alumni. Great flow in the setlist so far.

Take the 'A' Train is next. I have only heard this song a couple of times so I don't have much to compare it to, but this version is very tight and interesting. Each band member plays a solo at times, even Fish (wish we could hear that in 3.0!), before returning to the original theme, making for a really cool jam. Mike shakes the building (and my room) during the Split Open and Melt intro and a tight rendition follows. Mikes voice is very loud during the choruses, it sounds sort of weird. The Lizards brings us back to Gamehendge for a super cool rendition. Like Esther, I love whenever they play this song. Trey nails the solos!

Golgi Apparatus is next. Tons of energy, extremely well played. Recent Golgi's can't even compare to old school ones like these. The high energy of Golgi carries over seamlessly into Good Times Bad Times. Perfect placement for this song, and they tear through this. Trey is on fire, showing off (in a good way). Rock and roll. Page also sounds extremely good on his vocal parts. Great ending to the set.

Unfortunately I don't have the second set. But the first set had extremely tight playing all the way through, but not too much jamming.

Highlights: YEM, 'A' Train, GTBT



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