, attached to 1988-11-03

Review by thelot

thelot There’s two different sources spliced together for this show. Source 1 has “ok” sound with a number of cassette generations in it’s lineage. The first source runs from Fire through Lizards. Source 1 cuts back in for the last song of the show, David Bowie (which cuts out during a nice jam) ;) Source 2 sounds absolutely incredible! This runs from Whipping Post through Harpua. Unfortunately Shaggy Dog is missing on this recording.

This was the first “on shore” gig the band played in Boston. Their first official gig in Boston took place on a boat in Boston Harbor on 6-1-86. There seemed to be a decent turnout at Molly’s that night. The show has good energy but is straightforward for 1988. Trey’s vocals on Whipping Post are very enjoyable. This may be due in part to the beautiful mix of the recording. Hearing DEG come out of the second jam is pretty cool. Unlike the debut of Foam at Goddard, the version here features the now standard middle jam. The Harpua story follows the same line you’d expect it would for this time period. This show is worth checking out if you want to hear a high quality recording of the band in the 80’s, particularly from Whipping Post through Harpua.
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