, attached to 1994-10-25

Review by MrPalmers1000DollarQ

MrPalmers1000DollarQ A few really sweet jams in here. The second-set JJLC features some of this tune's best shredding. Biggest highlights by far though are the first-set SOAM and the Weekapaug Groove. Check out the SOAM SBD on Live Bait 17, this one dives deep in a whole bunch of directions. As the jam charts point out, the band interplay warps and evolves but the band never loses track of where they are, even when things decompose beyond all recognition. The final couple of minutes grow from a growling rumble, brooding and evil, to an upbeat finale.

The Weekapaug is even more fantastic, and is absolutely one of my new favorite renditions of the tune. The Type I jamming is spot on, reminiscent of some moments from 8/16/93 in St. Louis at times. But around five minutes in, we start to drift off for a subdued stint through space where the band members seem to disconnect for a bit, letting the tension settle in. Slowly we come back together for an anarchic groove with wild vocals and eventually give way to a more musical and ripping synchronism. The band continues to ascend, accumulating energy and leaving you on the edge of your seat for the dive into a ripping finale of Weekapaug proper. Trey, Mike, and Fish are fucking incredible here (unfortunately Page gets a little lost in the AUD). Can we pretty please get this one remastered, Shapiro?
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