, attached to 1990-02-25

Review by thelot

thelot This AKG 451 source sounds fantastic! The matrix recording available from their debut performance at the 8x10 on 12/7/89 has more punch, but both capture the wonderful acoustics of the room. Both shows were only attended by a handful of lucky folks.

What a treat to have the soundcheck available for this show. You would think there would be more Sndchks available from this time period but there isn’t. Loose version of Jessica. This is followed up with a tight Donna Lee. A fun little jazz jam breakdown starts up following Donna Lee.

Someone in the audience yells out “Nectar’s fries!” Trey responds with “Nectars’s fries are frozen, the gravy is congealing and in honor of that we decided to open with this song aptly titled Foam” Trey introduces MSO as being written by their drummer, Phil Collins. Trey is rather chatty in between songs tonight. He sets the crowd up at the base of the mountain before launching into Forbin>Mockingbird. Always a welcome treat. Rippin’ version of Bitch. Bowie’s highhat hi jinx features the first glimpse at what would become Tweezer! Interesting Bowie jam that locks onto a heavy theme right away. It never goes outside the lines but is engaging nonetheless. Satin Doll provides the perfect cool down song. The lucky 20 or so people in attendance get to hear the world debut of Rift! Fish says “it has great words! Listen to the words!” Trey: “words are what you should listen to” Fish: “words are really important!” Trey: “not the music!” lol This version sounds way different than what It would later become. Possum closes an entertaining first half.

Fun Jeopardy teasing to start. A cool version of Reba complete with Brady bunch teases kicks off set 2. Afterward Trey dedicates a song to their small crew of four…fungus, vomit, clam and roots. He lets the crew decide the next number. They choose McGrupp which hadn’t yet been played that year. The first complete McGrupp since 9/9/89. They follow this up with an amusing Makisupa. Another first of the year. Great version with some fun start/stop action at the end…Irie! Some more Gamehendge rapping follows as they transition into Lizards. Hilarious banter follows. Lunkhead is dedicated to Dr. Paul. Top notch version with an explosive Arrival section. As Fluff fades out BBFCFM comes storming in. Hilarious version to close out the evening. They had one women in stitches by the end! I absolutely loved this show! Amazing setlist flow, playing and banter! A+


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