, attached to 1997-07-06

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw One of those "Burnt Out" shows.

Maybe it was the extended soundcheck or the guys weren't sleeping too well but this show just gives off the impression of being exhausted.

There's not really too much to write about for the first set besides Stash which kind of picks up it's jam legs after the epic Paradiso version a few days earlier. It picks up steam and goes into a weird chaotic jam followed by a tense little groove. Mule is especially sloppy. The remainder of the set is a bunch of straightforward quick tunes that don't add to the show much.

Overall a pretty forgettable show, one of the weakest from this tour.

Set 2 opens with a free with a different midsection, instead of the pulsing groove you typically get this one is very funk influenced not by way of the bass groove but by Page and Trey's playing with Wah and clav effects. YEM is somewhat awkward to my ears because you can hear the guys really trying to jam this one out, it feels very forced. Unfortunately it comes out as they can't really keep a decent idea together and it all feels somewhat disorganized. It is notable for not having a vocal jam though.
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