, attached to 1998-11-02

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1: Tube: Has everything you would except out of an easy all timer: The funk, ambience, ferocious and driving jam – it’s incredible. I absolutely adore the big, ol’ loops that are such an important piece of any good Tube jam. Wish they still played a part in tunes these days other than when you occasionally here them in First Tube or Gotta Jibboo. Killer segue into… ->

Drowned: What an opening to this show, wow!!! This Drowned is absolutely fantastic. Again, like Tube, it incorporates all the elements of this era that made it so great. I love the droning aspect that is prominent to open this jam and it eventually evolves into intense rock and roll. Then with three minutes to go you get some big, nasty effects and then a very spacy and ambient thing, and we get another awesome segue into… ->

Jesus Just Left Chicago: Awesome. Page has a great solo.

Driver: Nice banter RE: Dead Goat Saloon

Bittersweet Motel: More fun banter about the experience at the bar.

Limb By Limb: I LOVE how ambient and sparse this one gets. So quiet and patient. There is absolutely no peak to speak of so this one will never get much press. But it exemplifies what this era was about.

Wading in the Velvet Sea: Oof. Love this tune. But the set needed more at this point. >

Sample in a Jar: Oof. The set started so strong but ended so poorly.

SET 2: Down with Disease: Type I face melter.

The Mango Song: Interesting placement! >

The Moma Dance: Standard.

You Enjoy Myself: Pre Nirvana section is exceptionally heady. Super spacey complete with loops. Doesn’t get any cooler than this!!! Other than that this is an average YEM.

Harpua: Very funny and reveals what many had wondered about – Vegas was too ‘overwhelming’ >

Speak to Me[3] -> Breathe[3] > On The Run[3], Time[3] > The Great Gig in the Sky > Money[3] > Us and Them[3] -> Any Colour You Like[3] -> Brain Damage[3] -> Eclipse[3] >

WOW. Incredible. What a band! I had just moved to Denver two months ago and recently graduated from college. I badly wanted to go to Vegas > SLC > Denver but was flat broke. When I saw the setlist the next I thought I would die, what a cruel joke. Snooze you loose!

Harpua: Triumphant return.


Smells Like Teen Spirit: Sloppy as hell. Didn’t matter.

Summary: An all timer. The ultimate snooze you loose show. Such an odd turn of events with what happened during set III of Halloween and then this. That they learned how to play this album the day of the show is mind blowing. Tube is a must hear, easy all timer – same with Drowned. By the way, Drowned isn’t a charted version? What????

Replay Value: Tube, Drowned.


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