, attached to 2000-09-24

Review by The__Van

The__Van I can’t say there’s much interesting about the first set overall. Chalk Dust has some mildly above average work from Trey and Roggae has some cool interplay between Mike, Fish, and Trey. But yeah once again I got “going through the motions” vibes from this set.

However, hard disagree with @jibler on this Cities. I was mesmerized! There’s the textural ambience from ‘99 I’ve been missing! The jam gradually picks up energy again near the end for a cool finale > Free. Free ain’t too shabby neither. Extended by a bit, good stuff from Mike and Trey is seemingly starting to favor the lower register and thick tones from his guitar. Kind of a proto-2.0 sound. Ya Mar seems to have potential to be stretched out but it doesn’t go anywhere. Carini is played to its standard loud metallic sludge. Page croons us down with Lawn Boy as usual. As he heads back to the keys Fish comes out from behind his drums for the vacuum portion of the show. Something about this felt a little off to me. Like Fish feeling like this joke is old. Particularly because these segments are usually a lot more joyous and silly. Cool It Down comes out of nowhere and, just like Halloween debut, this one has a nice extended jam attached. Give it a listen. Bowie has some fine set closing energy and Fire once again is a perfect encore.

This one is a bit tired. Cities > Free is great as is Cool It Down -> Bowie. Give that Roggae a listen as well.


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