, attached to 1995-12-08

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1: Sample in a Jar: Standard.

Poor Heart: Standard. >

Simple: Love the segue here, feel like -> would more accurately describe it but whatever… >

Runaway Jim: Another fantastic fall 95 version right here, with some additional length to it. It’s the longest of the tour by over a full minute (no, I am not counting 12.31.95).

Fluffhead: Incredible end shred, just smoked! Must hear.

It's Ice: Good jam.

Acoustic Army, Prince Caspian: Standard.

Good Times Bad Times: Trey remarks on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and how he grew up loving Led Zeppelin. Dragon pants, etc. They crush this one and do LZ proud.

SET 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra: Nice jam with cool effects from Trey, perfect set opener and things are about to get nuts… >

Tweezer: (My second Tweezer, first being 11.3095 – I was spoiled early on, lol). They quickly find a cool theme at 4:40 that is almost stop/startish – kind of not really? Love it though. I still remember looking around the arena being bathed in lights by CK5 and everyone getting down as one! Theme shifts at 5:50 into something a bit more insistent and driven. By 8:20 things are starting to get a little weird with Page playing out of his mind on the baby grand. At 9:40 things get suddenly pretty quiet and then Page and Fish are throwing down some loudness. They stay in this space for a full two minutes, if that wasn’t intense enough for us, what comes next just keeps ramping up! Extreme dissonance at 13:00, very crazy. 13:30 they are out of that mode and back into the hard charging full band groove. 14:13 Trey steps up for a solo and a long, extended note and 30 seconds later a BIG peak! 15:20 time for a deep dive into funky waters led by Page. 17:50 things are getting super weird again and here comes… -> Kung: Check out Fishman with the almost Middle Eastern sounding stuff at 19:00, haunting stuff. Very intense Kung. -> Tweezer: 22:00 back into it big time with Fish screaming his fool head off. They just RAGE it in here and then the it slowly peters out into the old school wind down. Good Lord, that was a lot to take in, my eggs were thoroughly scrambled.

Love You > Hold Your Head Up: Fish on top of his game spitting these lyrics out super fast.

The Squirming Coil: Very good.

Tweezer Reprise: Ahhh, show is ending. Wait, not so fast! >

Run Like an Antelope: Smoked for sure. Hot version. Great set closer.

ENCORE: Come Together: The first time played of only two and the only complete version. >

A Day in the Life: Definitely left me spinning like a top. Wow. Intense.

Summary: Really, really strong show. Tweezer is definitely an all timer, incredible version and Kung in the midst of it just decimated so many in attendance, me included. As far as the rest and replay value is concerned check out the Fluffhead and Antelope. I love this show and attended, but I think the 4.41 rating it holds is a bit high. I would be happy rating it as a 4.3 out of 5. For me, the Dayton show I saw 9 days before was just a tick ahead of the Cleveland show. Out into the snowstorm we went and a brutal drive home through that weather but made it home in one piece a few hours later. My last show of the year.


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