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This show was part of the "1996 Fall Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1996-10-16

Review by dr32timmymeat

dr32timmymeat This "It's Ice" flub might be the worst non-Prague eff up I've ever heard. It's so bad, you almost wonder if they're going to abort.

That said, the show is fine. I think the Antelope, Squirming Coil, Johnny B Goode trio to end is in the exact wrong order, but what are you gonna do.

This is a seriously low rating. If you're looking for pure headz, skip it. If you're plowing through entire tours/entire years while at work, it's a totally serviceable couple of hours.
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Review by Mikesgroover

Mikesgroover A shake-the-rust off outing with only a few moments worth seeking out in Disease and Simple

The Disease has a few minutes of power and energy starting at around the 8 minute mark. The crowd responds as well.
Mound is mangled pretty badly- They retired it for the rest of 1.0 after playing it four times on this tour. Ice is also flubbed.

A short Wolfman's opens the second set, and the Taste that follows it as quite well-played until the end, when some missed notes mar an otherwise strong version.

The Simple jam is really interesting and worth a listen, kicking off a tour in which Simple really came into its own. This version has some long sustain from Trey before he moves to the mini-kit, when the jam gets percussive. Some Mike-led jamming that goes into some strange territory before Page eventually gets into the action.

The rest of the show is eminently forgettable.
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Review by DaReba

DaReba looking at this show in light of the development of cow funk, this is heavy ... the clifford ball shows were watershed to say the least. This is a coming out show in a sense and you can hear the urgency immediately..
DWD is classic
Wilson is tight and powerful...
the whole of the show is billy breathish.. its not everyones cup of the.
but when u see what they do at MSG in a week this is very interesting stuff. Character Zero Set closer!!
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Review by Palmer

Palmer If I remember correctly Lake Placid PD was out in full force before the show, and having this concert in the middle of the week in a small town like Placid brought negative attention to the community- according to the locals, my aunt and uncle live in neighboring Saranac. My friend went to this show, and I immediately listened to the show when I got my hands on the copy. Simple had some interesting improvisational playing (unique bass and space loops from Trey). The Antelope was decent as well.
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Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1: Cars Trucks Buses: Standard.

Down with Disease: Bit of a lyrical flub in there, not too bad though. Type I shredfest, Trey takes it out to the edge but stays within the confines of the OG structure and then brings it back in nicely with a proper finish.

Wilson > Buried Alive > Poor Heart: This segment maintains the energy DwD created.

Billy Breathes: Little breather. Billy Breathes the album was released the day before.

Mound: Little sloppy. >

Sample in a Jar: As expected.

It's Ice: Pretty rough flub.

The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Character Zero: Standard, Zero sounded tentative and needs practice. Vocals at the end come in far too early.

First set summary: Clifford Ball, this was not. Some sloppy playing, especially in the re-entry in It’s Ice, yikes. DwD has slight replay value, outside of that – not so much.

SET 2: Wolfman's Brother: Standard.

Taste: The ending is not so tight (Trey)

Train Song: Page sounds good plinking away on the baby grand.

Simple: First of the great 96 versions. Trey on the percussion rack and Page getting funky. The last two minutes of Trey smoking power chords is soaring. >

Swept Away: Debut > Steep: Debut >

Prince Caspian: Standard:

Run Like an Antelope: This sucker gets dissonant quickly! Rages around in this wall of sound for a while. Trey messing with some effects into the Rye Rye Rocco.

The Squirming Coil: Bit sloppy. Pretty solid Page solo though.

Johnny B. Goode: Face melter.


Second set summary: They set the tone with Simple for what was to come with this tune being a big jammer moving forward. Antelope is unheralded but does have replay value. It is a decent set for a tour opener I suppose. I would rate this show as a 3 out of 5. Had to be a decent letdown coming off the Clifford Ball, expectations were sky high. Pittsburgh looms but first Penn State.
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