, attached to 1992-04-19

Review by MrPalmers1000DollarQ

MrPalmers1000DollarQ I'm not really sure why this show's rating is so notably lower than that of the three previous nights and the one following. In all honesty, maybe all five shows of the run deserve something closer to a 4.3ish average. However, this is the only show to actually average in that territory--perhaps because of the tape quality.... Anyway, I think 4/19 certainly holds its own in the run.

Buried Alive>NICU (with its old vocal interlude, still) is a strong opener, quickly followed by a strong Stash that teeters on the edge of chaos for much of the jam. Trey teases the main Stash melody around 7:45 for a nice flare. Despite a rough flub in the Reba composed section, Trey guides a smooth recovery and takes things into an awesome jam full of ascending patterns laddering up to a grandiose peak. Trey's CDT solo is another great Set 1 highlight.

Set 2's Curtain opener certainly forebodes greatness. This Mike's Groove surpasses that of 4/16, in my opinion, with a more rooted and melodic jam section that borders on Immigrant Song's outro jam. Fishman is berserk. Weekapaug Groove takes it even further as the band moves from utter shredfest jamming to a more timid pattern-based full band groove, and then into a vocal jam to close out. Really excellent showcasing of the entire band here. A dark horse favorite from this era, Tube features an absolutely banging Page solo that I wish went on for a bit longer. The extended Mango Song outro is a spirited and uplifting rarity that marks the second set with a unique highlight. The following Llama may also outshine those from earlier in the week, as Trey's soloing is absolute bonkers (though 4/16 is also really strong...it was a good year for Llamas). Runaway Jim closer displays especially rich and triumphant jamming--Fishman kills it here.


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