SET 1: Bathtub Gin, The Moma Dance, Tube > Fast Enough for You, The Ballad of Curtis Loew > Ya Mar, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, My Sweet One, Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove
SET 2: Ghost > Down with Disease > Steam > Prince Caspian > Boogie On Reggae Woman > Theme From the Bottom > The Wedge, Silent in the Morning > Harry Hood
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Review by BurningShoreProphet
Tube and Yamar were especially tasty funk dishes. Stealing Time was fine, but felt too concise; was hoping for another tripped out extended ending ala BGCA 8.2. Mikes felt like redemption for the sloppy 9.1 version, really laying down the fire with the whole band in synch. Thought they would maybe play one more song after Groove but not this time.
If Carini was night 1's peak performer, Ghost was night 2's MVP. As with Gin, I love hearing the boys start a set with a statement tune like Ghost. Beautiful, stretched out ensemble jamming led into a spooky ambient section that provided the night's first "keeper." One of the longer versions lately also (~17 min). On my 3rd re-listen.
I love Disease and many of the recent sicko versions, but wasnt overly impressed by last night's take, which very quickly wound its way into Steam. Steam, however, was my second big highlight after Ghost. The middle jam was unique and got all experimental with Trey moving over to Fishs drums and Mike doing weird things with a drill again, before dropping back into the tune's last verse. One of the better Steams to date I'd have to say.
Maybe its just me, but Boogie On has really felt ripcorded lately although Theme was its usual soaring self. I guess I'm just spoiled by that 6.7.12 version, but BORW has such potential to be a big dance number every time they clip its wings I am mildly disappointed. Hampton fav Harry Hood brought the set home nicely, although as with the Groove in set 1, I thought perhaps another song was coming afterwards... until Trey said "see you here tomorrow".
Overall above average very fun show. highlights: Gin, Tube, Ya Mar, Mike's, Ghost, Steam