, attached to 1993-04-10

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill This is the only show at the Aragon Ballroom, 48th of the tour, and a really nice rock/blues show with a definite Mike slant. Again, I would love to hear a crispier recording of this one, but I'm glad to hear it anyway. There are other great reviews of this one, so I can be brief.

Decent Jim to open up with followed by a great Weigh. I wish they played this more. Sparkle had some monitor feedback, almost got off beat, but had good control over all. Melt also had some feedback and felt lackluster, but the jam was great. Coil was good in its new position so Trey can switch over for a pretty solid My Friend with a creepy vocal jam ending. Almost sounds like a "The End" tease. Pen was good and got cut right at the last note, most likely and old tape flip. Chalk Dust rocked as usual. Lawn Boy was tight and funny before a long backwards ride through the first set in Bowie's intro. Bowie itself was ok. There were some weak spots, but it rocked for the most part. Pretty well played first set overall.

Funny start to the second set as Fish tries to set the same mood as the album version of Lengthwise going into a rocking Maze. Bouncing also rocked. Rift is getting better and more controlled. Glide was good and had at least a full minute pause at the end. Then the balls come out which got cut for another tape flip into a funny, rocking Mike's. Trey mocks Mike the whole way and tonight we have a treat as Fish comes out for the Great Gig. I guess you could say this one was better than the last time I heard it? Anyway, no HYHU as Mike rips into Weekapaug, which entered some strange jam territory. Ok, but not the best I've heard. Then we get a great segment of blues songs with guest star Sugar Blue on the harp. Nicely done, even though Hoochie was a little off, whatever... Cavern is a great closer with harmonica.

GTBT wraps everything up nicely and got cut at the jam on the recording I heard, but I'm sure it was fine.

Great show tonight, great guest appearance, definitely four stars, maybe a little more?


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