, attached to 1993-04-20

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill Making their return to the Newport a mere four months later, the boys storm into Columbus with a barnburner of a show! The 55th show of the tour isn't the tightest, or best show, but it really rocks. Trey continues to dig out low rotation songs to fill the set list. The recording definitely needs help as the old tape generations show. Oh, and it's a 4:20 show as well...

Jim is super fast right out of the gate. Just killer, if anything, just maybe a bit too fast? Weigh is great, I love this song and they did well on it tonight, right into a double shot of Rift material with a standard Sparkle. You can hear some sound adjustments going on here and there. They are really hopped up tonight as Stash is way fast and almost falls off, but had a good jam. Fish false starts Bouncing for some reason? The song itself is also rock star fast, so is Ice. Glide was pretty good, then Pen continues the massive rush that this set is in, and was really shaky because of the tempo. Then an old tape flip puts us right into Lawn Boy which wasn't bad and Trey gets the nod for the solo tonight. Bowie also fades in for some reason and again it rocks, but it's just not very tight. The whole set was good, but the really frantic tempos made it rough at times.

Continuing the rocking feel of this show, Chalk Dust opens the second set in style, and was well played for the most part. Fluff also had some rough spots, but rocked and had kind of a unique ending morphing right into Sample, which was good except for the ending. Then the Balls come out... A couple of rusty songs get called next with the tandem of TMWSIY and Avenu. It's been a while for these and it shows, especially the outro. Trey picks up the acoustic for a rushed but ok My Friend. Then the other old tape flip takes us to a rocking and dynamic Llama played reasonably well and lightning fast. Trey rushed YEM so it's a little rough at first, but it gets tighter. Funny spot in the middle where some girl is screaming so loud and high pitched that the band tries to match and mock her voice. Very dynamic jam from Trey and a fun vocal jam to follow of course. HYHU brings Fish out for a rare Whipping Post! This one is also a screamer and he blows the lyrics, but who cares? Golgi was kind of a weak closer tonight. Not too bad, but just not all there.

Nice call with a Funky Bitch encore tonight. I really enjoy this one and it's been kind of rare in my listening, so this was great. Everyone gets shushed for a Grace, which was fine.

I know it's a weird thing to complain about, but this show was played with a "Where's the fire" mentality, which is great for some songs, like Chalk and Llama, but it crushed the creative spirit of others, like Stash, Ice, Bowie and YEM. Still I'm giving this one four stars.


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