, attached to 1988-08-27

Review by thelot

thelot This recording is decent overall, although the pitch is a hair sharp. There must’ve been some editing done because there is zero hiss even though this recording clearly has a couple cassette generations in it’s lineage. Also, another strange thing about this recording is there is zero audience in the mix.

The set itself is a lot of fun and it’s pretty clear that the band was in a silly mood for this performance. Fantastic stage banter throughout! Unfortunately, the last two songs of the set are cut from this recording, assuming they only played one set. I’m curious to know what Poor Heart sounded like. Maybe Kevin will share it through LiveBait or From the Archives someday. Two harsh cuts take place during this fantastic version of Fluffhead…one of the best to date! This standalone version of Mike’s Song is strong as well.
Golgi has a nice opening segment that’s worth checking out. There’s been a handful of earlier versions with an opening segment but this one really pops! Tela starts out with a very nice opening section. Great early version, one of the best thus far.

This set is definitely worth a spin if you’ve never heard it.
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