, attached to 1994-06-10

Review by Miguelito

Miguelito Forever overshadowed by the next night, this shows has some major highlights that shouldn’t be overlooked.

The Jim Foam is a solid opening combo and both are typical for the era, which is to say that they’re excellently played. A bit later, after a welcome Demand, we get to the first highlight of the show, Bowie, and it’s a really nice version, demonstrating how this band was able to stir things up when warranted. This one crackles with energy once things get going, building to a frenzied, chaotic peak. While there are much longer and more exploratory versions of this tune this year (including my all time fav on 12.29.94), this version is a fun, compact one. The rest of the set is pretty standard, and the Cavern having some Jimi teases is a treat.

Set II has some gems. It starts on a high note with the Axilla > Curtain > Tweezer run. The Tweezer, unsurprisingly, is fantastic and a major show highlight. Like Bowie, Tweezer was having a peak year and this version is a prime example. It’s not as exploratory as some of the big ones from this year but that shouldn’t deter a few listens. There are some early vocal antics before the jam takes off and once it does, it’s spectacular. This one feels like a roller coaster, moving with ease between frenzied jams and slower, more melodic parts. In all, it’s quite a ride and I listened many times before moving on. It’s been a while since I’ve heard a version that wowed me like this one did. Tweezer fades nicely into a lovely Lifeboy. After Sparkle, the bulk of the rest of the set is phenomenal, with the Possum and Hood lifting the set higher. The Possum builds to a huge peak, with Fish leading the way. It’s a great version, full of zest. The Hood is lovely, as is often the case, with beautiful quiet moments. The set closes on a high note with Tweezeprise, and the show finishes with a nice Sleeping Monkey > Rocky Top encore.

Overall, this is a really good show with a few major highlights. While it’s understandable why the next night gets all the love, this show has more than enough going for it that it’s worth checking out and is arguably underrated.


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