, attached to 1989-10-01

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill This is a pretty decent recording of an all ages show at the Front, though there are quite a few cuts between songs.

First set had a nice average Alumni>LTJP. McGrupp was also kind of average and had its end chopped going into the weird transition to Who Do We Do as again the parts of Fluff are taken back apart and interspersed throughout the show. Not sure why the boys decided to do that in the fall of ’89? Anyways…that led awkwardly into an average Golgi. Hood was pretty nice and gave way to another chunk of music with a weird Chase segment. This ended into a nice rocking Wilson. Foam was average; this one is still sort of new and really hard to play. Ya Mar was a nice groovy break, Oh Kee Pa > Suzy is starting to become a regular thing and these were both good. Antelope was a rocking closer to a pretty good first set.

Second Set starts off with a solid Bag. This one is starting to get its signature rock ending. My Sweet One is still new and a little tentative, but good. Wow!! The first version of Reba is really different. The arrangement is all over the place, including a disco segment! Dinner was good and was strangely followed by Bundle of Joy, then into a rocking Possum. YEM was pretty average for this time period, but includes a nice end Jam and great vocal jam. Fish ironically struggles to remember the lyrics to Brain, complete with a vacuum solo. Mike gets a late second set call with a lazy, laid back Contact. Great funky brake down in the middle. Melt was pretty weak, but its still pretty new also. Lizards also lacked a little, but it was late and they sounded a little tired.

A rocking Highway to Hell closes up the night nicely.

Pretty rocking show for fall of ’89, check this one out just for the first Reba!
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