, attached to 1997-07-02

Review by NickSalv

NickSalv if I had to pick out some highlights though... very solid selection of songs in Mike's Groove, Weekapaug is awesome and gets real funky at the end, nice Type 2 jamming throughout Stash, which gets spacy right into a steady Llama, then THE WORM JAM (enough said), some cool back and forth stuff going btwn Trey and Mike during Free, then maybe one of my favorite Bowie's.

seriously, top ten David Bowie for me. its spacy, very dark, and towards the end just plain scary. Trey leads the band as they build up the tension with some usual Bowie jamming. things get scary around the 10min mark as the tension builds even further, Page and Fish providing some chaotic backdrop for Trey here. it seems as though they're winding down as things get a bit more quiet and gentle (the calm before the store, seen many times in Bowie). then Fish and Page lay down this stomping beat, before the band delves into the chaos. AND THEN... Trey emerges from the black and scorches the Paradiso. the usual, ending Bowie lick is sprinkled with spacy chaotic sounds, and they end the 2nd night at the Paradiso in fine form.

IMHO, the first night was better, because I personally like the darker and spacier jams (Ghost, Saw It Again, Gin). but night 2 was unbelievable as well. these two shows were definitely the apex of this Summer Euro tour. CHECK EM OUT. NOW.


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