, attached to 1993-03-14

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill Based on the ratings here I was hoping for some more magic tonight and I got some huge bust outs, but the playing overall was just average. This was their second and last time playing at the Paul Wright Gym, 29th show of the tour. The recording wasn't quite as crispy as last night's either.

Nice Cup opener, but nothing too special to my ears. Foam was also in the just ok to good range. Guelah was nicely played and Trey had some kind of tease before "the Fly". Sparkle was ok, almost off the handle. Stash was alright and had a nice jam, but so far this seems to be an off night for Mike. Paul was good and dynamic. Sample was also just ok, not quite right yet. Reba was pretty good overall, except the ending with the special guest appearance. Sounds like Trey needed to tune before and during Punch, which was kind of rough through the Landlady sections. Jim was very lackluster and kind of flat sounding with no energy again mostly from Mike. Not sure if there is equipment troubles or what, but this is definitely not five star playing so far.

Ok, this is a huge bust out! Halley's...wooowooowooo... That being said it is also really sloppy with missing lyrics and I wonder why they picked this tonight? Kind of an abrupt ending jam going into one of the lamest Bowies I've heard in a while. Pretty weak in my opinion. Ok, again I don't know why but...Curtis is out of retirement! Another one to relearn for Mike, but Trey and Page do well on this one. YEM had a rough in, but turns out to be ok with lots of teases, a debut Spooky, and a fun jam. Lifeboy is a really weird call after all that, and Trey needs to tune up before something this mellow and exposed. Rift is way off on the timing again, really bad, they barely got through it. Then the Balls come out to jam and this one had an actual ending with Trey on guitar. Alright, now the ridiculous factor goes way up as Fish does the debut of Great Gig! What can I say? You either love him or hate him, and this one takes the cake! Coil is sloppy and Page is left to clean up the mess on the last night in Colorado.

The recording I heard had the barbershop section cut off, but I'm sure it was fine. Golgi was reasonably tight

If it wasn't for the two bust outs and the two debuts, this show would not even get near four stars, so I'm only giving it three to bring down the overall average.


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