, attached to 1996-10-16

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1: Cars Trucks Buses: Standard.

Down with Disease: Bit of a lyrical flub in there, not too bad though. Type I shredfest, Trey takes it out to the edge but stays within the confines of the OG structure and then brings it back in nicely with a proper finish.

Wilson > Buried Alive > Poor Heart: This segment maintains the energy DwD created.

Billy Breathes: Little breather. Billy Breathes the album was released the day before.

Mound: Little sloppy. >

Sample in a Jar: As expected.

It's Ice: Pretty rough flub.

The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Character Zero: Standard, Zero sounded tentative and needs practice. Vocals at the end come in far too early.

First set summary: Clifford Ball, this was not. Some sloppy playing, especially in the re-entry in It’s Ice, yikes. DwD has slight replay value, outside of that – not so much.

SET 2: Wolfman's Brother: Standard.

Taste: The ending is not so tight (Trey)

Train Song: Page sounds good plinking away on the baby grand.

Simple: First of the great 96 versions. Trey on the percussion rack and Page getting funky. The last two minutes of Trey smoking power chords is soaring. >

Swept Away: Debut > Steep: Debut >

Prince Caspian: Standard:

Run Like an Antelope: This sucker gets dissonant quickly! Rages around in this wall of sound for a while. Trey messing with some effects into the Rye Rye Rocco.

The Squirming Coil: Bit sloppy. Pretty solid Page solo though.

Johnny B. Goode: Face melter.


Second set summary: They set the tone with Simple for what was to come with this tune being a big jammer moving forward. Antelope is unheralded but does have replay value. It is a decent set for a tour opener I suppose. I would rate this show as a 3 out of 5. Had to be a decent letdown coming off the Clifford Ball, expectations were sky high. Pittsburgh looms but first Penn State.


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