, attached to 1997-02-14

Review by LizardwithaZ

LizardwithaZ Rating: 6/10 Belgian Francs

This is a very up and down show. Nothing in it that reaches the levels of London, and some off placement on some of the songs. Standouts are YEM, Disease, and Reba.

Jim is a nice start to this show, and a well-played version. Jim openers are always nice! Some good playing from all parties. Bodes well!

NICU is the perfect placement. Great flow to this set so far.

YEM: great version! The section following tramps gets really quiet with some lovely playing from Trey. Not what I would call typical YEM at all. Really cool. Mike has some weird effect going for Drums And Bass, but it works. Vocal jam is nothing too extraordinary and just kind of dies out.

Sweet Adeline mid first set is an interesting placement. It kind of works though.

Axilla: the energy is back! Trey’s tone is Perfect and Fishman is a beast.

It’s Ice: Trey doesn’t exactly nail the composition here, but it’s mostly fine. The break down section is just Page providing a mostly classical sounding solo (playing all alone) before taking it slightly atonal with some Mike in the mix into the end of ice. I like this version!

Billy Breathes: not really ready for a down song here. This set is very up and down so far in terms of energy. I mean, I love BB, but this is maybe not the best spot for it. Still, nice soloing from Trey.

Uncle Penn puts us back on track with some energy followed up by a great Antelope! Let’s say this about ‘lope: if I had to choose one song to end every first set it would be Antelope. Even an average Antelope is awesome. This one gets interesting in the middle with some cacophonous jamming leading into the stop, which sees Fish continue to whale on the drums for another few measures. Then it comes on home, followed up by the infamous “see you in 15 minutes.”

Set 2

Bag struts its stuff. Some really good jamming in here, and it takes its time. Bodes well.

Ya Mar stretches it’s legs a bit with some nice playing, and a little bit of vocal silliness.

Disease feels like the first song of this tour to sniff true type 2. It’s another round of cacophonous jamming and then a return to the song proper to end it. Very nice.

Funky Bitch really stars Page who just tears up the keyboard.

Reba! Very nice Reba jam. Who doesn’t love a Reba jam? They can suck it. This one gets messy a couple of times but still soars. From about 11:30 on is really excellent. No whistling.

Intro to next song: “to make sure you don’t confuse this next song with the sauce, this song is called Walfredo, not Alfredo.

I guess Walfredo is growing on me a little bit, but I still don’t think it’s very good. RAW on the other hand—I love this song. It kind of rules.

Mule has a great extended piano solo from Page, and then is unfinished > A Day In The Life. Well played version to end the set.

Encore:
Zero. Yeah, okay.


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