, attached to 1992-12-12

Review by Penn42

Penn42 This is the only show from 1992 that I consider essential in the grand scheme of things. I feel they didn't really fully developed their listening skills until sometime in the second half of their Spring '94 tour. I can't fully articulate what the difference between everything before late Spring '94 (including 8/93) and everything after it, to me, there is just a noticeable difference in energy. It seems to me that after after late Spring '94 they were more easily realizing what they were hearing.
That said, I think they were playing really well in '92. I have enjoyed all of the shows I have heard, especially this show, which I think is one of a couple exceptions to my rule. This show is exceptionally well played technically speaking; there are very few flubs or mistakes. When determining how good a show is as a whole, flow is just as important to me as jams. The song selection in this show is stellar and they flow together really well. On top of all that goodness that there is the aforementioned tightness and some really great jams.

The jams in this show flow freely and really seem on a different level from other things in 1992. The Tweezer and YEM are top notch and Foam, Melt, Antelope, and Maze are well above average. All the improvising is just so succinct and purposeful in the this show.

I'd recommend this show in a heartbeat!



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