, attached to 1999-09-11

Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads I've just finished listening to this show in full for the first time. I'd heard the Wolfman's Brother -> Sand on the most recent From the Archives. Tube gets the show off to a great start, and though standard in length, is truly inspired. Billy Breathes is given a faithful, emotional reading, followed by the debut of Heavy Things. While listening to this debut, I tried to think about the vocal melodies as if they were being played by Trey on guitar. They're somewhat simple, but when viewing the song as a whole, they make quite a lot of musical sense, IMO. Guyute is played pretty capably for 1999. The aforementioned Wolfman's -> Sand was so long that I can't remember all that much about the Wolfman's--even just having finished listening--but the Sand was remarkable for 1. Mike sticking to Tony Markellis's bassline with little variation for the entire duration, and 2. for the patient jamming that leads to a rewarding peak. Next, Meatstick (sans Japanese lyrics) has a nearly subliminal segue into Maze, which offers Page's most inspired playing of the show (again IMO.) Hood's "atypical, repetitive ending" is kind of interesting. I'd say this is an average-great show, probably 3/5 stars, but I would revisit that Tube--amongst other portions of this show--again without hesitation.


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