, attached to 1998-11-11

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1:

Punch You in the Eye: Killer opener. Yet another Fall 98 show opening rager. This one is fast and light on it’s feet. Very well done!

Gumbo: Ethereal and sublime. Easy all timer right here. Right up there with Star Lake 97 and Deer Creek 03. Gains significant momentum as it rolls along, each member an equal member of this effort.

If You Need a Fool: Standard.

Sleep: Song is awesome.

Tela: Nice reaction from the crowd on the opening notes.

Birds of a Feather: Straight ahead face melter.

Theme From the Bottom: Jamcharts version. It’s fine but I don’t get where it stands out enough to gain that recognition.

Julius: Trey really runs roughshod on this one, it crushes.

SET 2:

Halley's Comet: Rock and roll – into a bunch of funk – into more hard core rock with Trey doing his best impression of Hendrix leaning as he leans heavily on the reverse reverb. An incredible jam. Easy all timer! >

Simple: Beautiful little micro jam, very delicate. Nice Trey and Mike interplay at the end. But the last ten seconds or so they just kind of get lost and don’t know what to do with Trey just kind of strumming around and then… >

Walk Away: More rock and roll! >

Limb By Limb: Much like that beautiful Simple jam, this sounds very, very similar in the early going. It eventually picks up speed as the entire band equally contributes. It’s the Trey show towards the end as he lets it rip. Another all timer right here.

When the Circus Comes: The first break of the set. They earned this one for sure! Nice respite.

Ghost: The effects to kick this one off are delicious. Huge loops. The way it should be played every time. Once this one gets going, I swear – Mike has never sounded so good. Epic. Page throwing down. Trey just crushing that cow funk, and Fishman driving the bus like a boss. So very good. The funk is so deep. Eventually this evolves into a rocking jam which peters out into very heavy effects. Outstanding version, what a way to leave the stage as the effects die down to nothing and the crowd roars their approval!


Contact: You can hear just how much fun they were having up there. >

Rocky Top: Fun as you would expect. >

Funky Bitch: You can hear Trey call for one more and then they start this up. This one is fire. Trey is in all his glory. Shredsville.

Summary: Really fun first set. That Gumbo is sick. Set two is just nasty as hell. Halley’s is unreal. Limb and Ghost are great too. Smoking show. I am on board with the current rating on .net of 4.533/5 (199 ratings).

Replay Value: Gumbo, Halley's Comet, Limb By Limb, Ghost


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