, attached to 1995-11-16

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1: Cars Trucks Buses: Standard.

Runaway Jim: Good jam as always.

Jam: A short background jam with Trey on percussion while he discusses the debut of the band/audience chess match. “Good luck, you are going to need it”

Horn: Standard >

Mound: Standard.

Ya Mar: Trey is picking and grinning. Staccato for the win.

Simple: Standard other than a really cool segue into… ->

Timber (Jerry the Mule) – Mind Left Body by Jefferson Airplane at 5:10. I never heard a tease but nice little jam here >

Guyute: In the early going there are humorous shouts of Hey! Hey! Guyute!

Funky Bitch: Good rager to close the set. Trey gives it a proper ripping.

SET 2: A Day in the Life: The one and only time this opened set two. >

David Bowie: Some really heavy effects in the intro. Mike is prominent laying down a repetitive note. Trey is whispering something evil underneath all this that I cannot make out. 3:21 they finally bust into the actual intro. Page is awesome in the last few minutes of this one, banging away on the baby grand pushing the band for harder, faster… This is a hard charging version, it’s very good and underrated. Never seen it get much praise. Only reason I can think of is that there are no hijinks in there and there is not a big peak that most seek. This one has a workmanlike quality to it.

Lifeboy: Good stuff here. Bowie and Lifeboy had only been combined 5 times of the 58 that Lifeboy had been played. Of course the most popular combo for Lifeboy has always been Tweezer – 17 of 58 times.

Uncle Pen: Get some energy pumping back in this set

Ha Ha Ha: The Rover by Led Zeppelin at 1:29, pretty cool. This short interlude provided another energy infusion. >

Harry Hood: First version played since that epic throwdown at the Fox in Atlanta. 12:59 Trey busts some licks indicating here comes the finale. The finale is solid and ear pleasing, nice climax. But having been so spoiled by the Fox just days ago – this pales in comparison and seems fairly pedestrian. Note: An average Hood in Fall of 95 likely blows away other versions from late in 1.0 and certainly 2.0 and 3.0. Just sayin’.

Hold Your Head Up: > If I Only Had a Brain > Hold Your Head Up: Fish – Thank you. You are very nice people. I’m sure some of you aren’t nice people but at this moment you think you are. I think I am a nice person.” LOL!

Amazing Grace: Nice.

Possum: One Way Out by Sonny Boy Williamson II and Elmore James at 2:26. Butch Trucks on drums, Fish on trombone. Fish on trombone and Trey's percussion rack. This is awkward right, like extremely; right out of the chute as Butch starts hammering away giving Trey no room to work his typical intro strumming. Fish on trombone is, ahem; interesting. The One Way Out tease is sick.

ENCORE: Brown Eyed Girl: Jimmy Buffett on vocals, debut. Trey “Ok we’ve got another special guest we just found out about backstage, give a warm hand for Jimmy Buffett”. Jimmy “Just a quiet night in Palm Beach County, right?”

Summary: They were bound for an off night after such a strong run of shows. It happens. The only thing I would care to revisit would be this Bowie. I am sure this was a lot of fun to attend, especially in light of Trucks and Buffett as special guests. I would rate this a 3.3 out of 5.


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