, attached to 1990-03-09

Review by thelot

thelot The SBD recording for this show leaves a lot to be desired. There’s definitely a number of cassette generations in it’s lineage. Art worked his magic to make this one sound as good as it possibly could given the circumstances. This one would make for a great archival release!

The show opens with an appropriate TMWSIY after a fan requests a couple of songs that haven’t been played since the mid 80’s. This opener pairs nicely with spicy versions of Caravan and Ya Mar with the addition of Grippo. Forbin>Mockingbird and Sloth continued the stretch of unreleased material. Possum has a chunk of music missing due to a tape flip. Smokin’ version tonight! Grippo comes back out for the last two songs of the set. Beautiful version of Donna Lee. An engaging Antelope wraps up a rock solid first set.

A nice version of Reba opens up the second half. Bag has some noticeable CD skipping. Absolutely smokin’ version of Bag! Out of Bag comes the first Curtain of the year. Curtain slams into the first Dog Log since 10/21/89 at The Front. The amazing setlist flow continues into Slave. Grippo joins the band again for Slave and Highway to Hell. The latter sounded odd with the addition of saxophone. Grippo remained on stage for an incredible YEM! La Grange segues out of a trippy vocal jam. An inspired version of Contact provides a nice cool down. They invite Grippo back out for a whacky BBFCFM. We are treated to a rendition of Whipping Post for the encore sung by Mike’s 2nd grade English teacher, Marco Esquandolis. Trey takes the drums for this version and Fish attempts to play the guitar. Fun way to end an incredibly fun night in Burlington. A+ show, C+ recording


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