, attached to 1987-04-29

Review by dr_strangelove

dr_strangelove My favorite part of Set I is the song selection, particularly the back half starting with "Fire". Set II has the hypnotic Melt the Guns -> DEG, and a heartfelt cover of Take the 'A' Train with nice sax accompaniment, Set III bring the meat. First Timber! Makisupa->Antelope rages! First Curtis Loew, only Come On (Part One), and first Fuck Your Face! Specific highlights:

1) Melt the Guns -> DEG: I love the "Melt the Guns" cover, the jam on it gets a little winding and noodly, and then the transition to the hypnotic, extended DEG is a guaranteed recipe for psychedlia mania!

2) Take the 'A' Train: First known performance, and beautiful rendition with the addition of the saxophone player. Happy birthday to Duke Ellington indeed! :)

3) Run Like An Antelope: The transition in from Makisupa is nicely executed, but an otherwise rather standard antelope

4) Timber: Dark and noodly energetic jamming. Very nice first outing for this tune, and familiar to how it is played to this very day

5) Come On (Part One): Shred fest, too bad this is the only time they've ever played it

6) Fuck Your Face: First version, no mention of the "Sucking in the Seventies" LP - just a short "Hi". Additionally, there is the briefest "Dazed & Confused" tease. Overall, the song as we know it today is pretty much in place, i.e. its bizarre and it freaking rocks!


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