, attached to 1997-12-03

Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads I've already forgotten what went down in the Drowned, and pretty much the first set at large, in this first listen to this show preceding my review, but I did enjoy the set and especially the Drowned. I didn't recognize the Couldn't Stand the Weather jam (shame on me.) Gumbo's decelerated jam kind of recalls the similar jam in the Character Zero from the night before at the same venue. But the Bowie is the star of this show, IMO. (Or, if you please, the David Bowie -> Possum > Jam!) I don't know if I had heard an unfinished Bowie very frequently before... is 12/29/94 unfinished? But this one seemed familiar to me from listening to the entirety of 3.0. It's kind of a bliss jam, but with hints of machine-gun Trey. I'd like to hear other jams in a similar style. The Jam after Possum was just good-time cowfunk, but it was very enjoyable. I liked the Hood, a lot, too. Crossroads encore makes me think of how Trey could never seem to remember and/or properly deliver the lyrics to either that cover or Izabella, but how it kind of didn't matter, because they fitted so perfectly in the Fall '97 sound and because they give him a chance to really let 'er rip. I give this show 4 stars out of 5. Maybe some recency bias is in play--LOL, on a 20-year-old show--because I've just finished listening to it, but I enjoyed yourself.


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