Catapult was played for the first time since February 10, 1993 (135 shows). Trey sang some of the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Bathtub Gin included a Dave's Energy Guide tease. Fluffhead and Possum contained Bring It On Home teases.
Jam Chart Versions
Bring It On Home tease in Fluffhead, Bring It On Home tease in Possum, Dave's Energy Guide tease in Bathtub Gin
Debut Years (Average: 1989)

This show was part of the "1994 Spring Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1994-05-12

Review by westbrook

westbrook I'm a big fan of the run through NM and AZ on 5/10, 5/12, and 5/13. This is the middle and perhaps weakest show of the bunch, but it features some great moments all the same. The AUD I have of this show is quality as well.

The highlights of the first set include the only show opening Catapult ever, an intense Maze, a classic Foam with some silent jamming, and one of the finest pre-95 Bathtub Gins. Trey is predictably on-point in Down with Disease, but the jam is kept in check as it was with most early versions of the song.

The second set is a bit light on jams, keeping this show from being top of the line, but the big guns that are present deliver expectedly. Antelope gets some bonus points for mixing things up in the Rye Rye Rocco segment. Possum is the strongest tune of the set, aided by Bring it on Home teasing and dynamics shifts.

I like the first set more than the second, but don't let that stop you from giving it a listen. This is a prime example of a Spring '94 show, where the jams were usually compact, but the playing was superb.
, attached to 1994-05-12

Review by Miguelito

Miguelito This show gets off to a fun start with Catapult and Rift. The DWD which follows, while still in its infancy, is a nice early show boost of energy. After Fee, we get to the first major highlight of the show with a knockout Maze. This one is just blazing with frenzied energy. The Foam is fantastic, with the band bringing it down to near silence and then building it back up again with that ‘94 precision. And then we get to the Gin. I’m a huge fan of this song and this phenomenal version is likely often overlooked, since this show isn’t really discussed much or ranked too highly. This Gin deserves more recognition and, after numerous listens, has become one of my favorite early versions for its pep and the band’s collective exploration, leading to a nice finish. The ensuing Lizards and Sample end the set in fine fashion.

This brings us to set II. A typical short-for-the-era 2001 opens, leading into a welcome Antelope. I always love when this tune appears anywhere but in its usual set-closing position, and here it serves nicely in the second position. A couple of tunes later we get to another major highlight of the show - Fluffhead - that is really well-executed. Then we get to Possum, which is stunning. I love the Bring it on Home tease (also heard in Fluffhead but this is a bit more extended) and the band is on fire here.

Overall, this is a slightly underrated show but with the quality of the band’s playing, together with the highlights, there is enough here to warrant checking this show out.
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