, attached to 1994-10-25

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1: Fee: Cool effects to kick this one off, was Trey swinging the megaphone around to create that sound? >

Llama: Has a nice, little, minor chord/nasty edge to it.

Horn: Standard.

Julius: Face melter.

The Horse > Silent in the Morning: Standard.

Split Open and Melt: Goes completely Type II at about ten and a half. Lots of call and response (not sure if this is the correct, technical term?) from Page and Mike. Fun. They take this one way down to where it’s almost silent and then build it back up with feedback and a huge wall of evil noise. Intimidating. Mike crushing it here. Trey pulls everyone out of the abyss about a minute later and they take this to the finish line. A truly great version! Live Bait vol. 17.

The Lizards, Sample in a Jar: Standard.

First set summary: Very solid with SOAMelt – an all-timer – anchoring the first set. Good stuff!

SET 2: Mike's Song > Simple > The Mango Song > Tough to beat this segment to open up a second set!

Weekapaug Groove: This one gets super weird, super-fast. By 7 minutes in we are deep down a rabbit hole that sounds like Trey is playing his guitar almost backwards. Very heady stuff with Page’s accents to support. Really bizarre vocals almost akin to a YEM vocal jam that starts around 8.5 and the intensity gets ramped up, up, up. Back into Weekapaug proper territory at 11:10. I love how this drifts back into an ethereal space and segues quietly into ->

Yerushalayim Shel Zahav: Sneaky segue ->

Glide: Standard.

Axilla (Part II) Killer segue into… ->

Jesus Just Left Chicago -> Nailed! Great version.

Big Ball Jam, Hold Your Head Up > If I Only Had a Brain > Hold Your Head Up: Standard. Fishman loses glasses.

Possum: Face melter. The Rover teases in the intro are cool and then the whole band teases Kashmir and Magilla. They crush this Possum!

ENCORE: Foreplay/Long Time[3], Golgi Apparatus: Standard. Shushers were doing their best during Foreplay.

Second set summary: Tons of replay value, Weekapaug, JJLC, Possum. Tons of great segues throughout. A rocking set! This show is fantastic and borders on greatness. I would score this as a 4.2 out of 5.


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