, attached to 2013-10-31

Review by gravitysrainbow

gravitysrainbow Somebody has to say it. "Last night was the best."
I can understand that folks who paid $600 a ticket to see their favorite Aerosmith or Genesis album might wake up this morning somewhat disappointed. But my hats off to them. If you came all the way to AC last nite to see your favorite Aerosmith or Genesis album, you have the right to be disappointed imo.
But for the rest of us, all I can say is WOW! What a treat.
Surely the first set was a little safe. With an entire new album's worth of material floating around in their collective mind and a most egregious breaking with tradition on the forefront of everyone else's mind, I can understand playing it safe. Nonetheless, Train was great. Camel Walk, executed perfectly. Stash and Gin were giving that good time AC treatment.
The second set imo was just fantastic. I predict the best studio effort since Billy Breathes. The material has the feeling of a concept album in the makings. The vocals are more Beatle-esque than effort. Initially, I am fixated on Monica, Wombat, and 555. The lyrics to Fuego are f-ing hilarious. Also, I never thought I'd hear Trey use the word "crucifixion" in a song. Now, I say hats off to the ones who deserve. Take your bow.
The third set was a molten free for all. With voices stripped and fingers numb, the boys literally willed the two long jams, Ghost and Carini, into existence. The real meat of the set lies in the conclusion. By then, finger feeling seemed to have returned. A better Bug and Antelope than usual.

Overall, and you heard it hear first, this has been hands down the best fall tour since 97. i could not be more ecstatic with their output and believe me i am stubborn long-time SOB phan. Hard to please. But very much pleased in this moment. Really the only one that matters. Peace.


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