, attached to 1989-12-08

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill I only got to listen to a little more than half of this show, but I wasn’t too impressed with what I heard overall.

The recording I heard comes in at My Sweet One, which was ok, just not totally tight yet. Same thing for Gin and Antelope, its not that they didn’t rock, it’s just not the tightest playing I’ve ever heard from these guys.

Hood was ok, and I still feel like they aren’t locking in all the way with each other. Tela is still getting its final arrangement so there are mistakes and rough parts in this one. Timber sounds very rusty, like they haven’t played it in a while and so did Slave for that matter. IDK was fine with the usual Fishman antics included. YEM had some rough parts as Fishman fell off at one point making the climax a little lame tonight, plus parts of the recording are cut so there is no tramps section and Page’s solo pretty much gets cut and it picks up at Trey’s part, which is a nice jam. Mike’s part was short and I found it interesting on this one that Fishman keeps drumming through most of the vocal jam at the end, which was then also cut on the recording and then faded out. Possum rocked, but had a rough beginning. Not the greatest playing in this rough second set.

The new Lawn Boy gets the first encore spot tonight and was pretty well done and then a rocking, but sloppy Fire finishes up the night.

Not nearly as good as last night’s Baltimore show, but maybe I missed some gems in the first set?


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