SET 1: Golgi Apparatus > Ya Mar, Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Suzy Greenberg, Fee > La Grange, Makisupa Policeman > Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues, Good Times Bad Times
SET 2: Dinner and a Movie > Bundle of Joy > Possum, Happy Birthday to You, The Lizards, AC/DC Bag, David Bowie, Contact > Highway to Hell
ENCORE: You Enjoy Myself
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Review by DemandOpener
The Ya Mar is okay, but it all mostly unravels after that. The Mike's Groove in particular is a complete mess and the Suzy is loose and sloppy. Fee contains numerous vocal flubs, and segues awkwardly into an almost-jazzy La Grange, which is interesting and is actually worth a listen. The show closes on a standard run of songs, and despite an egregious cut and some nice bass notes from Mike right before LTJP, there's not a whole lot else to say about this show.
Maybe it's a result of listening to all these 1989 shows in a row, but I'm definitely ready for the band to move into new territory in 1990. I know it's all historical context, but there's a reason the 'early days' shows aren't all in heavy rotation. It's because they're not all that great. There are some gems, but this is not one of them.
Going with 2 stars here.