, attached to 1995-12-28

Review by bmrobin

bmrobin never listened to this Tweezer until the Live Bait 07 soundboards came out this week.

Jam begins around 4 min mark with Trey playing a really cool lick overtop Page's keys. Page solos a for a little while the other guys jam around a tight rock groove. Some interesting interplay between everyone around the 6 min mark with some build-ups and pauses. I love the fills from Fish while Trey/Mike/Page trade riffs after this section - great subtle, yet concentrated part while they play their own individual melodies. Around the 9 min mark the jam becomes somewhat cohesive/straightforward again with Mike and Trey jamming on the same riff. We get a taste of the stop/start style of jamming, along with some vocal accompaniment.

About 11 min in now and the jam fades with Mike playing ahead of everyone overtop Fish's quiet beat. Mike goes into badass solo mode way up on the neck of the guitar playing what the .net describes as the "Bass Jam the next night". I will be seeking the AUD recording of this next, because this bass jam is phenomenal. Trey plays some palm muted rhythmic notes while Mike shines, with Page playing some atmospheric sounding keyboards over it. Mike still going strong and melodic like he's in the middle of a YEM solo. Back to actual "bass" notes ~13 min mark and the guys focus in on an intensive groove with everyone participating. Trey leads out some licks with Mike echoing. Page and Fish are setting the mood for a really good build-up here. Trey takes his time in taking the lead notes, not rushing - just letting the jam build itself. Closing in on the 15 min mark and this jam just keeps digging deeper and deeper, with more intensity as we go. More interplay between Trey and Mike while Fish plays around on the toms. Tension is rising going into 19 minutes. Mike lays in some slap lines while Page hammers away. Trey is carefully restraining from peaking here. Around 20 min the jam goes very awry from where the build-up was headed, but not in a bad way. They break into a frantic, quick-paced jam with aesthetic organ and awesome fills from Fish. The jam slows back down to a screeching halt with long, drawn out notes while Page shifts between organ chords. Very eery sounding with an eventual > into I Didn't Know, leaving us hanging until the Tweeprise in the encore.

Hard to say how I overlooked this gem before, but the recent SBDs have shed a new light on it for me as a top favorite Tweezer.



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