, attached to 1997-08-02

Review by Xpanding_Man

Xpanding_Man I wish I had seen/heard as many 97 shows as the Central Scrutinizer, because I lack the perspective to say that this is a weaker show by 97 standards.

I got DAT's of these shows from Taper Steve a few years after they went down, and my god, audiences were MUCH quieter back in the day! I then got an FOB source from Jim Cowan's rig and had to relisten (pun intended)

I love Theme, and it's well played here. Ghost makes an early appearance, and is indeed a sign of good things to come. DST is standard. Divided Sky is majestic (also standard!). By Wolfman's it's clear they've warmed up. SOAM ends the set in very 97 (i.e. "weird and druggy") style. The jam gets a little out and is a sign of things to come.

Set 2

I feel sorry for anyone who was a little too spun because they're probably still describing the Disease intro to their therapist. This is the darkest, most atonal thing I've heard from 97 and I've heard probably half the year at this point. Tweezer keeps the heat up high, and melts gorgeously into JBG. Sparkle is always fun and I like it in a second set post jam slot. Fall apart! Wading is a much needed break, and the 97 versions are always fresh to me. Loving Cup signifies that we're near the end and Tweeprise seals it.

Encore

There are a handful of shows I would like to time travel to, and this encore is one of them. I've heard about this moment from lots of people who were there, but I want to see it (or not see it I guess) for myself. Musically it's fairly standard, but that's not the point. Set and setting, you know?

You can feel good about (Mount) Hood, and you can feel good about this show, irregardless of how many 97 shows you saw or have heard in retrospect.
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